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  • Psycho II
  • The Descent
  • Vacancy
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  • The Incredible Hulk

    ★★★½

  • Back to the Future Part III

    ★★★★½

  • Frankenstein

    ★★★★½

  • ARQ

    ★★★★

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  • The Incredible Hulk

    The Incredible Hulk

    ★★★½

    I know this gets a lot of flack, but I enjoyed it more than the recent Thor 4, this felt like an real movie with actual stakes as opposed to a Saturday morning cartoon. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a Norton fan, which isn’t so cool these days, but Hurt/Roth were a more than competent villain team in my eyes too. Sure it’s no Iron Man, but I will take this level of seriousness versus where Marvel is heading all day. Plus this has the decency to include the first hour of an origin story in the opening credits, a surprising move I applauded.

  • Back to the Future Part III

    Back to the Future Part III

    ★★★★½

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

    My kids asked toward the end "Why isn't there a Back to the Future Part IV?"
    I explained they'd find out based on what happens to the time machine. Then I forgot about that superfluous and silly train time machine tacked on at the end and asked myself "Wait, why wasn't there a BTTF4?" and then 5...6...so on. I'm thankful that didn't happen in some sort of Fast & Furious forever franchise fashion.
    Zemeckis is catching heavy criticism for his recent…

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  • The Jerk

    The Jerk

    ★★★★

    Kinda aimless on re-watch, I’m only really laughing at the smaller and more subtle jokes since most of the big punchlines have lost their luster after many viewings. But it’s still an all timer I’m sure I would’ve given 5 stars to when it was still fresh. To be honest I re-watched because I wanted to hear the song Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters sing while strolling the beach, that never gets old. And also my favorite bit where he describes how long their relationship has felt in number of days.

  • Samaritan

    Samaritan

    ★★★½

    Having not heard of this a week ago, I got much more enjoyment than expected. It is of course laughable trash but I have a soft spot for watching an aging Stallone grunt and slur his way through his own version of ‘Old guy kicks a lot of ass’. Stallone‘s character spends much of his time salvaging junk from garbage bins to use in his domicile, and I was trying really hard while watching to see this as a metaphor…