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  • The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★½

  • Cat's Eye

    ★★

  • Seed of Chucky

    ★½

  • The Killing

    ★★★½

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  • The Quick and the Dead

    The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★½

    I remember catching some of this on a bar TV at the old nerdy-ass Cafe Netherworld on 13th and Penn in Capitol Hill one night in the mid 00's. I was one of the many that didn't give much of a shit about this flick when it originally came out. Too slick and corny and cheesy, without any meat to it, was the general presumption. I'm sure I equated Sharon Stone to garbage movie calories back then too. Just the…

  • Cat's Eye

    Cat's Eye

    ★★

    The James Woods opener had me running for the door, but I somehow settled into the next two stories in this anthology. It's dumb dopey wacky stuff. Kind of a less successful iteration of the CREEPSHOW movies. Those Stephen King/Dino De Laurentiis universe cameos all seemed forced and clunky. And you get to root for a cat to be the hero that saves the day, so that sorta earns it some dumb goodwill. Although the cat/car/electricity stunts in this looked dangerous as shit. Very non-essential, but harmless.

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★

    A tale of two halves. First half totally reels you in and is surprisingly effective. Then the back half is startlingly ineffective with a shockingly low batting average.

    I've never been overly into Thomasin McKenzie to this point, but I was digging her character's outsider journey into the big city thru the opening. We get a good, smooth introduction to her visions. Then the amazing 60's setting is a pretty interesting direction to follow. The "rules" as to if Eloise…

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★

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

    Seemed pretty in-line with the RAGNAROK experience. If anything, I liked this one a smidge more thanks to the additional nutrients Christian Bale is supplying. Man, that dude is a pro at elevating comic-book material like this. I'd argue that the God-Butcher's breakdown at Eternity after Thor calls him a fool, since he could bring his daughter back if his love for her is so real, is a more substantive little beat than anything in RAGNAROK or most MCU flicks,…