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I'm That Guy, and I do half-assed to full-assed reviews on movies.

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  • The Fly

    ★★★★

  • The Day of the Beast

    ★★★★

  • Censor

    ★★★½

  • Django Unchained

    ★★★★

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  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★

    There's a reason people think of this film when they talk about remakes being good. This movie wastes no time. It opens immediately and abruptly in the middle of a conversation. Then immediately into the telepods.

    Geena Davis is both a good reporter and strong character. She makes informed decisions, even if sometimes reckless. When she transitions to love-interest, she doesn't lose anything as a character. She handles her psycho boss/ex amazingly and in real ways.

    Jeff Goldblum is charming…

  • The Day of the Beast

    The Day of the Beast

    ★★★★

    Right out the door, the dark humor hits. I really enjoyed the premise and execution, as it is mostly played straight.

    We are introduced to two priests, one is immediately and comically killed, the other sets out to find the antichrist. A fun montage occurs where our lead, Father Angel, commits random small acts of mischief and one major sin. He eventually meets a satanist metal-lover and recruits him for his adventure.

    Then shit gets even better. After kidnapping a…

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  • Poppet

    Poppet

    ★★★★

    Part of Hulu's Bite Size Horror season 2. Episode two of the season.

    This was a strong short, it handled its premise smartly, with little explicit dialogue. It used the movements, emotion, and feeling of the characters to portray the situation almost in the way we do puppets. It is terrifying and tragic, but also creates sympathy, which is a tough task.

    This is so far my favorite of the new season and feels the most human.

  • La Femme Nikita

    La Femme Nikita

    ★★★½

    My first time seeing this movie. I had only seen the American remake before.

    Instead of wasting time with a lot of set-up, Besson gives us character information through action and set pieces, even if a bit disjarring on the outset due to the editing. Our lead does an outstanding job with the material, the restaurant birthday scene being particularly well done on her part.

    For being 1990, the tone is already very 90s. Some parts are rushed through that…