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  • RoboCop
  • The Big Combo
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Dawn of the Dead

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  • Demons 2

    ★★★

  • Music and Lyrics

    ★★★★

  • The Day of the Beast

    ★★★½

  • Love Actually

    ★★★★

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  • Demons 2

    Demons 2

    ★★★

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

    Kind of frustrating; it sets up a bunch of set pieces but doesn’t have the budget to pay them off most of the time, so the result feels watered down.

    It’s one of those movies where you keep thinking of movies that did similar things better (Demons 1, The Beyond, Shivers, Die Hard, Return of the Living Dead, Gremlins 1 & 2, The Thing).

    Still, Bobby Rhodes is even better this time around and along with a few gnarly creature effects…

  • Music and Lyrics

    Music and Lyrics

    ★★★★

    Much better than it should be, and a worthy entry in the “Hugh Grant romcom where a famous person shows up at the family home of their new romantic partner” cinematic universe.

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★★

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

    A24: What if the real monster is trauma?

    James Wan: What if the police station shootout in Jeepers Creepers was 4 times longer and correspondingly more expensive?

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    I must have been on drugs when I didn't like this movie on first viewing. Actually, I was on drugs--I'd just had my wisdom teeth out that morning, and was sprawled on the couch, sipping at the can of ginger ale I'd washed down the Vicodin with. Plus, the pain made it hard to feel that much empathy for the travails of the characters. "Stop bitching, Franklin," I muttered. "It's not like they're removing your wisdom teeth."

    Whatever. I get it now. There's nothing I can say to praise it that hasn't been said better by others. It's the best.