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|80 T7||The Birds (1963) - Jul 27, 2017
"Hitchcock's disaster bird plague movie is a fun oddity. There are certainly some creepy suspenseful moments with the winged creatures, however the majority of the person to person interactions can be more tedious than dramatic. Despite its reasonable run-time, the movie feels every minute of it. The dated special effects make the large swarm scenes less effective, however more damning is just the lack of engaging characters. An entertaining drive-in movie from a master director, worth a watch. "
|98 T10||Psycho (1960) - Jul 27, 2017
"The Alfred Hitchcock movie whose reputation precedes it by a mile. The words "iconic" and "classic" get thrown around a lot, but the words are most fitting to describe this film. The movie's hype was strong years after its now recognized legendary impact, and with the story and twist known somehow the film managed to exceed my high expectations. Pretty much everything has already been said about the film so all I can add is that, I don't like candy corn. I just don't understand the appeal of it."
|86 T9||Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 27, 2017
"This Christopher Nolan war film is an entertaining big budget dramatic re-enactment documentary of sorts. Although certainly a gigantic and intense cinematic historical experience, the film lacks maybe a little "movie" magic for my taste. Despite the thrilling and dramatic action throughout, I left still hungry for something more processed(?) I think it's like when you prefer Kraft Parmesan cheese, wood pulp and all, over the real thing. But I might have trashier taste come to think about it."
|67 T3||City of the Living Dead (1980) - Jul 26, 2017
"Another zombie movie from Italian director Lucio Fulci that serves merely as set-up to exhibit some disturbing gore. There is some decent atmosphere and a few creepy moments, but it's mostly just to serve the gore. Unfortunately despite how graphic and intense these gory moments were, they were not enough to make up for the rest of the movie's failings. Tack on to that its questionable ending, and you get a passable yet disappointing horror movie. "
|55 T2||Golden Dragon, Silver Snake (1979) - Jul 25, 2017
"This Godfrey Ho "Bruceploitation" movie is full of the expected talented fight and stunt choreography as well as all the usual strange quirks. I almost won "Bruceploitation Bingo" in the film's first ten minutes. However for a Godfrey Ho film, the movie oddly seems like one whole movie, despite the usual laughable English dub and weird creative choices. Seems like an entertaining enough watch for die hard Kung-Fu fans, or fans of bad movies alike."
|70 T4||Wrong Cops (2013) - Jul 25, 2017
"An intentionally absurd and quirky comedy full of random humor and electronic music that looks like it was made for the internet. Lacking any real kind of "story" the movie is just scenes full of attempts at weird and awkward "humor", but that's okay. The movie's cast of comedians and cameos somehow bring the whole strange thing together into an enjoyable oddity. "
|64 T3||Mission of Justice (1992) - Jul 25, 2017
"The loosely connected third film in the "Martial Law" series is a generic, but entertaining low-rent martial-arts/action movie. Jeff Wincott plays a cop who after resigning from the force and the murder of his friend must infiltrate a "Scientology"-like cult of martial-arts "peacemakers" led by an evil Brigitte Nelson. Besides the interesting use of a political martial-arts cult as window dressing there isn't anything new about this story of martial-arts cop out for revenge and justice."
|60 T2||Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993) - Jul 25, 2017
"The third film in the "Maniac Cop" series is probably the most bizarre movie of the bunch. Everyone's favorite zombie police officer returns from the dead, again, but this time by way of some random voodoo magic. The movie is kind of an odd take on "The Bride of Frankenstein", but with a voodoo priest instead of a doctor trying to give our monster a lady cop partner. The movie's plot feels haphazardly thrown together, but the death scenes and the action sequences are rather impressive to watch."
|73 T5||Maniac Cop 2 (1990) - Jul 24, 2017
"This sequel to the 80's slasher/cop B-movie "Maniac Cop"(1988) is surprisingly good. Rivaling, if not surpassing the original, this follow-up manages to mix up all the elements from the first film into a slightly more over-the-top version. The cherry on top of this low-rent horror movie is the end credits rap, as possibly one of the best to come out during the weird period of time between the late 80's to early 90's where horror movies needed to have their own rap song."
|69 T4||Maniac Cop (1988) - Jul 24, 2017
"A star studded production of 80's B-movie all-stars came together to make a half-way decent cop/thriller. However maybe not as over-the-top as expected, the film still serves as fun cheesy horror. Bruce Campbell is delightful as always, but the film isn't anything without the iconic chin of Robert Z'Dar as the Jason Voorhees of the NYPD. A pseudo-documentary on police brutality and government corruption in the form of an 80's low-rent slasher. "