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  • Trancers 5: Sudden Deth

    Trancers 5: Sudden Deth

    ★★

    Trancers 5: Sudden Deth is the second part of Jack Deth as Ator and the story has finally run out of steam. To think this cheap fantasy two-parter was written by then-respected comic book writer Peter David. His greatest hit here is probably the pun Tiamond (time diamond), as the MacGuffin of the piece. The rebels are still fighting the vampire trancers, but Jack is also on a quest to get home to his dimension and time. Cue some DnD…

  • Trancers 4: Jack of Swords

    Trancers 4: Jack of Swords

    ★★½

    With Trancers 4: Jack of Swords, I can no longer consider this a time travel series. Rather, it does what a lot of B-movies were doing in the mid-90s and goes to Eastern Europe to shoot a low-budge sword and sorcery movie with Jack Deth as a fish out of water. It starts out well enough despite jettisoning almost every character we know (Jack is now the only survivor of the first two movies), with a bit of world-building and…

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  • Godzilla: The Planet Eater

    Godzilla: The Planet Eater

    ★★

    I put off watching the third part of Netflix's Godzilla anime trilogy for a long while because I really didn't like the first two parts, but seeing Godzilla: The Planet Eater now, I find I've lost all my patience for its metaphysical mumbo-jumbo, and just don't care about its philosophical diatribes about triumphant nihilism or the power of religion. The dialog sounds like it was written by a mathematics major, and the characters gasp a lot as if the stakes…

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★

    Move over, Scream, this is the real genesis of the horror movie that's seen other horror movies. The tone is all over the place on this baby, and that's what made it a cult classic. Overall, though there are some scares and enough gore, it falls in the comedy category for me. Why, Landis' background porno and the car accidents in the climax alone...