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  • Duel to the Death
  • The Big City
  • The Sea Wolf
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  • Gdleen

    ★★★½

  • Project A-Ko

    ★★★★

  • 3 Godfathers

    ★★★★

  • The Red Shoes

    ★★★

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  • Gdleen

    Gdleen

    ★★★½

    Fun one-off mix of space opera and fantasy. Fluff, but very enjoyable fluff of that vintage anime variety. Love that the protagonist is a salaryman for what basically sounds like a less evil Weyland-Yutani.

  • Project A-Ko

    Project A-Ko

    ★★★★

    On the shortish list of parodies that function just as well as a fun entry of the genre it is parodying. Love it, and the Discotek blu ray is glorious.

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  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★★★

    I say this without irony: Gremlins is a fantastic Christmas movie. In many ways a Reagan-era response to It's a Wonderful Life, this film explores what happens to those who for whatever reason are unable to have a Merry Christmas, those who fall through the cracks of '80s capitalism. Marketing and consumerism is everywhere in this film, and it is no surprise that the targets of the gremlins: a gadget-filled middle-class home, a bank, a department store, and a movie…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    Guardians of the Galaxy was as awesome as it was billed; very much a cross between The Fifth Element and The Avengers. Speaking of The Fifth Element though, I agree that the villains are pretty lacking here (Again, Marvel) and that what a movie like this really needed was a Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. I mean, Lee Pace, you're playing a character called Ronan the Accuser in a movie with a talking raccoon and a dude who gets inside more alien…