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  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★★★

    Let me tell you about my most adventurous evening in film-watching and the literal journey I took to see this spectacular film on opening night.

    My brother and I decided to go see Basic Instinct on March 20, 1992. I was 25, my brother 22. We drove to our favorite big screen multiplex in Alhambra, CA, which was about 15 miles away.

    We arrived later than we wanted to, and we knew we were in trouble. So many people in…

  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    ★★★★★

    March 28, 2011 was one of my Top 5 Most Memorable Moments in Moviegoing.

    My brother and I, long-time Tarantino fans, went to QT's New Beverly Cinema to watch his own personal print of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair. And it was spectacular.

    We both had already seen the two separate parts multiple times. The major changes mentioned in other reviews, along with one subtle difference just before the intermission, really perfected what was already a near perfect film.…

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  • Greenland

    Greenland

    ★★½

    I really enjoyed the first 20 minutes of this; excitement, wonder, intensity, the suspense when the presidential messages come in, the families all together wondering why their phones aren't ringing... fantastic! Then instantly, the story reveals its weakness that hampers it throughout the rest of the runtime.

    My daughter, who has no qualms about calling out bullshit in films, instantly opened my eyes to what I knew was happening and was ignoring so I could enjoy Greenland. For her it…

  • Shadow in the Cloud

    Shadow in the Cloud

    ★★★★½

    Fantastic!!

    From the opening cartoon intro, to the confined spaces, to an exciting end, I was really impressed with this. This film I could see being successful in the theaters.

    Written by a major a-hole but directed with style and flair by Roseanne Liang, this film never let up. It's a great fantasy action film that really impressed me. I loved the music, the framing of our hero's interactions with the crew, and the surprising/not surprising addition to this WWII…

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  • Manborg

    Manborg

    ★★★★

    MANBORG?

    More like FUCKYEAHBORG!!!

    While this film seems cheap and technically simple, there is no doubt that a film designed to look like this was actually NOT cheap and NOT simple to make.

    I recognized so many of the effects in this as replications in films from my jaunts to the local family video store to find the most violent, fantastic sci-fi epics I could find. And believe me, some of them tried their best too look as good as they did in this film!

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Stabilize your rear deflectors...
    Watch for enemy dog poops!

    Ok, so that's obviously not the line, but it is one I quote whenever I'm out for a walk with my lovely wife.

    I really don't care for the whole "May the Fourth" thing. I always get a twinge of PTSD whenever I hear anything as nerdy as that related to Star Wars. As a young 10-16 year old kid, Star Wars was everything to me. It entered my life the…