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  • Cobra
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • King Kong

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  • Till Death

    ★★★½

  • Night of the Blood Beast

    ★½

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    ★★★½

  • Feast

    ★½

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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★★

    Several years before Citizen Kane, King Kong set a standard for the cinematic experience, opting for spectacle and breakthrough special effects. If Kane is a seminal film from an all-around quality point of view, then Kong is a seminal film that built the stage for future blockbusters like Jurassic Park. King Kong is the great grandaddy of the modern summer tent-pole action/adventure blockbuster.

    The special effects by Willis O'Brien were surprisingly sophisticated for 1933. He had shown off his work…

  • Cobra

    Cobra

    ★★★★★

    Well, I know I teased a review of The Arena in my last review, and I still plan to unleash it upon you, but something caught my eye along the way. I read someone's review for Cobra, realized that I held Cobra among my favorites list in my profile, and yet *gasp*....I did not have a review for it. Heaven's to Betsy! Think of my credibility!! So let's take a sidetrip before I sit and watch half-naked female gladiators throw…

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  • Till Death

    Till Death

    ★★★½

    I started Till Death believing that Megan Fox's character was an unsympathetic, cold-hearted woman, leading some poor sap on and tearing his heart out as she breaks off an affair. Then we meet her husband, Mark. Have you ever just despised someone at first sight?

    The story starts off slowly, and it felt as if Fox was walking around in a daydream, half asleep. But the real plot unfolds the moment Mark looks over his shoulder at her the next…

  • Night of the Blood Beast

    Night of the Blood Beast

    ★½

    MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PURE TERROR

    Disc Eleven, Movie Forty-Five

    NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST

    Astronaut John "Johnny" Corcoran is the first man to orbit the Earth, but crashes the landing and apparently dies. So NASA sends three men (Dave, Steve and Dr. Wyman), two women and a pickup truck to investigate. Your tax dollars at work, America! But wait a minute! Johnny turns out to be alive, and now we find that he's been impregnated with....what are those? Is…

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  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    ★★★½

    This wasn't so bad, I don't know what the rest of you are talking about.

    I mean, it doesn't feel like a Carpenter film. No moody atmospheric score, none of his trademark style, really. And Chevy Chase is in this, whom I dislike. He seems to get a pass just because of Christmas Vacation, but really he's a passive-aggressive dick in that movie. Here he's just a regular dude who falls ass backwards into invisibility and doesn't use the power…

  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★★

    Laugh if you will, but when Dan Hill's "It's a Long Road" plays over the closing credits, we're given a look into the psyche of John Rambo. There is a freeze frame of Rambo looking at the chaos around him, with Trautman watching Rambo. It's been a long road for Rambo, from The Nam to his private war in "Jerkwater USA" (up yours Washington state!)*. He's lost all his friends, the most recent of which died of cancer caused by…