Paxton Holley

Co host of the podcasts Cult Film Club, Hellbent for Letterbox and I Read Movies. I love reading, movies, westerns and all things geeky.

Favorite films

  • Back to the Future
  • Young Guns
  • Return of the Jedi
  • From Dusk Till Dawn

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  • Side Out

    ★★★½

  • No Time to Die

    ★★

  • Infinite

    ★★★

  • Jurassic Park III

    ★★★

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  • Side Out

    Side Out

    ★★★½

    Saw this movie on cable back in the 90s a bunch of times.  Just did a rewatch for the first time in years.

    This is still a great movie.  It’s sort of a Karate Kid movie mixed with something like White Men Can’t Jump.  C Thomas Howell is a law student that comes to LA to work at his uncle’s law firm and gets caught up in the world of competitive beach volleyball.  Peter Horton plays washed up former champion…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★

    I started watching this on a plane, and finished watching the last hour at home on Amazon Prime.
    So it's weird for me to say that I liked the first 1.5 hours I got to see on the plane more than I liked the last hour or so I watched in 4K at home in my living room.

    I don't love James Bond. I just have a lot of issues with the entire franchise's view of this super hero spy…

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  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★

    Finally getting around to watching this. Nine years later. 

    This was excellent. Filled with tension, and an ever escalating series of dangers. The sfx look amazing. Sandra Bullock is awesome. And Clooney is his usual likable self. 

    I loved this, but I may not watch it again because I’m not sure my heart could take it.

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

    ★★★½

    Adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novel by Hammer Studios. With Peter Cushing as Holmes and Christopher Lee as Henry Baskerville. 

    Really good Holmes movie. Very Hammer. Cushing is great as usual. This should have become a series of Hammer movies.