Miguel Gomez

Miguel Gomez

Owner and operator of the old school video rental shop "Viva Video! The Last Picture Store" in Ardmore, PA.

Favorite films

  • Suspiria
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    ★★★½

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★½

  • The Prowler

    ★★★½

  • Game Over

    ★★★★★

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  • The Prowler

    The Prowler

    ★★★½

    Excited to finally erase this blind spot in the slasher genre. Been meaning to watch it forever, but had held off on home video hoping it would play at one of the Exhumed Films 24 hour Horrorthons. Well, The final ‘thon happened this year and no Prowler so I finally watched it at home.

    Quite pleasantly surprised! I do love horror, but I find the typical slashers somewhat dull (I like Nightmare on elm street, sleep away camp, etc...not so…

  • Game Over

    Game Over

    ★★★★★

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

    Holy smokes! This was everything I could have possibly wanted and more! Another fantastic entry into my fave genre, R-rated movies for kids.

    This is the tale of a genius boy who believes in Santa well beyond when his high IQ should allow him. One xmas eve he stays up (after setting up a home surveillance system he can control from an arm gauntlet with tv screen and such) to try and see Santa, though his mom has warned hi…

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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★½

    So I'm sad to say that a Best Picture winner is one that I thought was excellent (that statuette is pretty much a red letter "A" in my book). This was really, really good.

    Lets get the probs outta the way first: the casting is really dumb in three instances specifically. They are incredibly distracting in an otherwise incredible movie. Why, oh why, did they need to cast Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt in three roles that each…

  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

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

    Screened this at the coffee-shop round the corner from my video store. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon watch. Gotta say, it was a shade less funny than I remembered (it's still really funny, though), but the romance/humanity to the final scene is still epically devastating.

    Boy, when The Tramp is humiliated beyond belief in front of no-longer-blind Flower Girl at the end. It's awful to watch...but following that with their re-acquaintance, those glances back and forth that show you…