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  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

    ★★

    I saw this about ten years ago and managed to filter out everything but the most amusing moments. As a horror movie, this is not effective, but as a comedy there are some genuinely hilarious things, including a character in mime makeup that runs around with an amp on his back playing guitar randomly, Jake "Body by Jake"/"Jake's Kids" Steinfeld's over the top performance as the musclebound PCP using killer, and some choice cuts of dialogue. Unfortunately those amusing moments…

  • Assault on Devil's Island

    Assault on Devil's Island

    ★★½

    Run of the mill, cliche ridden, made-for-basic cable post-Somalia debacle Clinton era action movie with a cast loaded with good supporting players, another fine emoting free Hogan performance, and Shannon Tweed acting in an arena where she has to (largely) keep her clothes on. It's dumb as rocks, but genial enough, and enough happens that you will at least not be left watching a lot of padding. There are enough goofy lines, moments where the low budget makes itself apparent,…

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    ★★★★

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…