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Favorite Movies:
The Warriors, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Pulp Fiction

Favorite Directors:
Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, John Huston, Dario Argento, Akira Kurosawa, Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Roman Polanski, Hark Tsui, Takashi Miike, Rob Zombie

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Get Ready to Get Wasted!

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 19 December 2007 05:12 (A review of Shrooms)

A unique and original little horror movie from Ireland. With its basic themes of being trapped in the woods, hunted by an unstoppable force, and the drug related mayhem. I wasn't expecting much, but was impressed with what the filmmakers accomplished. Modern horror movies are so far removed from an original idea, it's refreshing to see something such as this come out. It's not what one expects it to be. Stylish, innovative, creepy and a nice twist with the creation of a modern rural myth, this is defiantly a movie that shouldn't be missed by horror fans.


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Who Cares!

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 19 December 2007 04:57 (A review of The Number 23)

My biggest problem with this movie is, who cares!
Great film making isn't about style and cool shots, and Joel Schumacher defiantly seems to think so. For me a thriller has to work on one level, you the viewer must connect with the main character. Feel what he is feeling, go through what he is enduring. Place yourself in his shoes and experience what he is experiencing. Or else how can you as the viewer be thrilled, scared or moved.
Alfred Hitchcock is great at establishing this with his audience. Take any of the protagonists from any of his pictures, and you find yourself asking, "What would I do?" When this concept is applied to The Number 23, I don't find myself engaged in the plot enough to place myself there. I'd probably put the book down and find myself watching TV after. Not writing on walls, freaking out my family and all of the stuff Carrey did in this picture.
What we are dealing with here is eye candy. Stupid plot that carries us right through until the end, and it did exactly that. Good thing it all ties in with the main character, that this is his own personal demon and not some weird conspiracy. It makes more sense that way. It's not a boring movie, but it's defiantly not profound. Did I like it, No. Did I hate it, No. I just didn't care enough one way or the other.


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Kill One Passenger A Minute Until...

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 19 December 2007 04:45 (A review of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three)

One of those super cool movies from yesterday. Matthau and Shaw are perfectly matched as adversaries who never see each other face to face until the final chapter. Movies like this aren't being made anymore. With it's sharp humor, snappy dialog and gritty action one can understand the influence this flick would have on future film makers like Quentin Tarantino.


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The Brat Pack, Part 1

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 19 December 2007 04:41 (A review of The Breakfast Club)

Teen angst has never been captured so perfectly. Brilliant dialog, sharp performances and real characters that sum up certain social identities to perfection. Unfortunately movies of such genre that are being currently released are missing all of the essentials that this movie contains. The kids today are just given crap to watch and try and identify with. Poor bastards.


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When There's No More Room In Hell...

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 19 December 2007 04:37 (A review of Dawn of the Dead)

To me the first epic horror movie. Seems a little dated and merger within it's budgetary restraints, but over comes with sheer excitement and originality. Very interesting commentary on American society of the 1970's as a consumerist nation hellbent on consuming each other and everything they come in contact with. Just a fricking cool movie all around. Second part of Romero's Living Dead trilogy.


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