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  • Giant from the Unknown

    Giant from the Unknown


    Well, let's get a couple of things clear: He's no giant, and he's not from the unknown.

    That said, if you can live with the racism and sexism (no worse than most movies from the era), this is a capable enough b-movie, and probably one of the first to aggrandize archaeologists/anthropologists, if that gets ya going.

  • Mr. Doodle Kicks Off

    Mr. Doodle Kicks Off


    It's nice to be reminded that the modern era doesn't have a monopoly on stupid movies.

    This one rates really high on the stupid-o-meter. 40-year-old Joe Penner is ridiculous as a supposed college student. He's like Jerry Lewis playing Lou Costello after a lobotomy.

    Unless you're really bored, or you have some sort of weird nostalgia about football movies from this era or Joe Penner, I'd steer clear.

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  • Hellraiser



    I hadn't seen Hellraiser for probably 15 years. A friend has been bugging me to re-watch it, and I'm really glad I succumbed to the peer pressure. This is a really good movie -- not just a really good horror movie. The direction and cinematography are crisp and vital, and the movie chugs along briskly and with purpose. The story is certainly unique, as well, of course.

    Honestly, one of the reasons it took me so long to re-watch this…

  • House



    What the fuck did I just watch? I am more or less speechless.

    I wonder what my life would have been like if this had been the first movie I had ever seen. If this movie were my baseline for normal...

    Really a one-of-a-kind experience.