• Rocktober Blood

    Rocktober Blood

    ★★½

    Fright #148 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    I have no idea what to rate this movie.
    On one hand: It's a fucking terrible movie.
    On the other hand: I really kinda loved watching it.

    Hm.


    It's exactly what you would expect if a group of 80's metal heads got together and made a horror movie. EXACTLY.

    Lots of random killing.
    Lots of random boobs.
    Lots of random 80's metal music.
    Lots of random 80's…

  • See for Me

    See for Me

    ★★★½

    Fright #147 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    I really enjoyed this unique turn on the "home invasion" subgenre of the thriller genre. I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more if the heroine wasn't such an asshole. She was blind... but completely unsympathetic. Took me a while to get behind her and actually root for her.

    That being said... I was envious of the call-in service she used to "see" for her. I…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★★

    Classic Film #07 from my visits to the local cineplex for a good time at their "Tuesday Night Classics!" presentations.

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    Still one of Tarantino's best films. In my most recent review... here the quotes I LOVE from this movie.

    I own about 4 copies of this movie. Hell, I might have more than that. No lie, whenever there is a new release of it... I buy it. I'm like a Reservoir Hoarder.

    Stock full of brilliant performances, sparkling dialogue…

  • Hamburger Hill

    Hamburger Hill

    ★★★½

    Film #35 of my 2022 - Clearing Out My DVD Case Initiative.

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    This is a no-frills, super-solid Vietnam War movie.
    Always been a "comfort" war movie for me.
    Don't know why, I just keep returning to this particular one.

    So many great performances, albeit a bit raw, I just love them.


    It's basically a movie that is about one particular mission that is tried over and over again. An assault on a steep, muddy, unconquerable hill that all the…

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★★

    Fright #146 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    Saw this about 2 years ago and liked it even MORE this time around.
    (...bumped it up a half star after this viewing...)


    Here is My Previous Review which still encapsulates my thoughts about the film.


    Just a great throwback to the '80s era, combined with a wonderful sense of dread slowly building throughout the movie.

    It's a delightful little horror film that Stephen King wishes that he had written.

  • Ritual

    Ritual

    ★★½

    Fright #145 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    This could have been a GREAT flick. Unfortunately, the first hour is far too repetitive and drawn out to be enjoyable. It kills the momentum and the pace is excruciatingly bad and doesn't correct itself until the end. Ruins the movie really.

    Our super sweaty hero can't remember what has happened and is being chased through the woods by someone or something. And that goes on for-fucking-ever...…

  • Drug War

    Drug War

    ★★½

    Very mid.

    (...just wanted to use that...heh...)


    Nothing to write home about here. About as procedural as you can get. No major twists or turns. Just straightforward good guys, bad guys, drugs, guns... etc...

    I didn't find it too thrilling or too dull. It was just... there.

    If you are REALLY into this then you can find much better movies in this genre out there. But it's not a bad movie. Just not an overly dynamic one.



    (Some of the…

  • Horror Express

    Horror Express

    ★★★★

    Fright #144 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    This is a heck of a lot of fun.
    At times a bit cheesy.
    At times a bit groovy.
    At times a bit hokey.

    But at ALL times, very entertaining!

    I mean - hell's bells, folks! - you got Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing teamed up on a train with a crazy icebeast-mind-vampire on the loose!

    ...PLUS towards the end of the movie, you also have old…

  • Ringu

    Ringu

    ★★★★

    Fright #143 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    Classic J-Horror. Original adaptation of the Japanese novel. I actually just read the novel as a matter of fact... and I had no idea that it WAS a novel until a friend lent me a copy to read. Go figure!

    This adaptation is pretty faithful for the most part - I mean, other than the fact that they changed the lead "Asakawa" to a female. He was…

  • Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck

    ★★★★

    Classic Film #06 from my visits to the local cineplex for a good time at their "Tuesday Night Classics!" presentations.

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    Most recently rewatched this just last year - still holds up. Here is My Previous Review which describes my thoughts pretty well still.

    I did notice upon this viewing that the oldest daughter's angst was a bit on the heavy side. I mean... she is in no-joke-full-hate mode to everyone around her. And it's never really explained. We don't…

  • Ted Lasso: The Missing Christmas Mustache

    Ted Lasso: The Missing Christmas Mustache

    ★★½

    It's a cute enough animated 5 minute short.

    Nothing great or profound or overly funny or overly sentimental about this. Just a run-of-the-mill silly little story in the "Ted Lasso Universe".

    I liked it because I like the TV show. But there's not much here.
    The best part is the cool claymation-styled animation.
    Fun.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

    Fright #142 in my Year-Long attempt to Shudder my way through 2022.

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    Over 100 years old. Wow. That's pretty amazing and cool.
    EVERYONE IN THIS FILM IS DEAD!!!

    (That's where my mind goes sometimes watching these old movies).


    So this is a masterwork of German Expressionism. It pretty much stands apart from other films catalogued in that sub-genre. The sets in particular are fantastic and haunting. Utterly theatrical, of course - entering into this new medium of film from…