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  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

    The fog machine is the only thing that works.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★½

    There's this amazing shot in the first 3rd of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It's gorgeously rendered, epic, and even throws in a subtle nod to the original film. And it made me feel absolutely miserable.

    This, to varying degrees, is how I felt about the film as a whole. It looks amazing (I'd say this is the best the JP dinosaurs have ever looked), it recalls the sense of wonder I felt in my childhood, but I feel it wants…

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

    HOOPTOBER 4.0: WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
    FILM #7 OF 33: THE INVISIBLE MAN

    "He's invisible, that's what's the matter with him."

    Why oh why did I sit on this movie for so long before watching it? This was sublime.

    Claude Rains commands the screen largely via voice alone in a truly wonderful, utterly deranged performance as the Invisible Man. The title's madman is just sitting there, excitedly chatting about ideas to murder and sabotage for his own enjoyment. I love…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★½

    HOOPTOBER 4.0: WHAT’S ON THE MENU?– FILM #2 of 33: CHILD’S PLAY

    ”Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?”

    I never saw any of the Chucky films before. As a kid, I thought they sounded too scary. And then when I became a horror fan in my teens, I thought they sounded too childish. Funny how that goes. And while I try not to prejudge movies as much anymore, for some reason Chucky just kept getting left behind. So, I decided this…