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  • Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

    Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

    ★★★

    Joe Dante's 1978 creature feature classic Piranha is my go to reference for how to do a monster movie right: likeable characters, subtle sense of humor, and practical effects used sparingly. James Cameron's Piranha Part Two: The Spawning does absolutely none of that, yet still somehow manages to be endearing in its own right.

    Despite being known for extravagant budgets and an overreliance on CGI these days, it's weird to see a Cameron movies from his days with Roger Corman.…

  • Count Dracula

    Count Dracula

    ★★½

    Ah Jesús, you were so close.

    Despite the numerous Franco acolytes I seem to run into on the Internet, I still can't figure out his appeal, or at least not entirely. Sure, the guy can shoot the crap out of gothic set pieces and his penchant for pointlessly lurid eroticism is at once irritating and admirable, but his movies just don't do it for me. They're needlessly padded, almost seem to not have an editor, and just can't hold my…

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  • C.H.U.D.

    C.H.U.D.

    ★★★

    God bless Daniel Stern.

  • You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night

    You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night

    ★★★½

    The original Fright Night is not only one of my favorite horror flicks, but one of my favorite movies of all time. I mean who doesn't wish they were Charlie Brewster?

    This is a wonderful documentary that will not only satisfy hardcore fans of the movie, but anyone who loves 80s horror or great filmmaking docs. Tom Holland is a natural raconteur when it comes to talking about the film from inception and writing to production and everything in between.…

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  • The Bye Bye Man

    The Bye Bye Man

    ★½

    Let's get one thing straight: this movie is garbage. The script is nonsensical and full of holes, the acting defines ameteur, and the editing is a nightmare.

    That being said, the audience at my screening made this so much more fun than it would have been if I watched it by myself at home. There is so much unintentional humor in this that the audience was laughing its ass off the entire time. I probably should have rated this much lower, but the good time the audience was having was too infectious and I found myself laughing along with them.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Man, I was honestly really let down by that. As someone who was indifferent to The Force Awakens, this felt like neither a step forward or backward, but a jump off the map completely and not in a way that was some artistic stroke of brilliance.

    - The Snoke twist felt like a cop out. Rather than admitting they had created a thin Palpatine replacement, they just opted to kill him off and stick Kylo in as his replacement. Unfortunately,…