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|60 T7||The Fox and the Hound (1981) - Feb 12, 2018
"I thought that this was one of the better Disney flicks that they put out during the 80's. It's surprisingly dark and serious with only a few songs in it to lighten the mood. Some parts towards the end might be too intense for the youngest viewers. The message of course remains timeless. The forests and vistas are drawn nicely and really help to set up the mood. "
|47 T3||Spies Like Us (1985) - Feb 05, 2018
"I had seen this a couple of times as a kid, but didn't really remember that much of it. Chase and Aykroyd are their usual selves in this cold war spy spoof, but both have made a lot better films in the 80's. The script feels disjointed, and like it was made in a hurry or largely improvised. Bernard Herrman's classic score also feels out of place in this context. The best part are the numerous director cameos like Gilliam, Joel Coen, Harryhausen, etc."
|30 T1||C.B. Hustlers (1976) - Feb 05, 2018|
|43 T2||Drive-In Massacre (1976) - Feb 04, 2018
"This low budget proto-slasher is hardly a good film or even a good horror film, but it has odd charm. I enjoyed the characters such as the sleazy suspects and the two overweight detectives who do not appear to be the brightest or the hardest working men in the force. Also, the surprisingly bleak ending caught me off-guard and enhanced the viewing. This *could* benefit from a re-watch with a few friends and beers (and a better copy than the worn out 88 films blu-ray)."
|47 T3||Splatter University (1984) - Jan 20, 2018
"Based on the reputation, I fully expected this to be a bottom of the barrel slasher, but it did keep me entertained during it's (admittedly) short duration. It's obviously a very low budget affair, but Forbe Riley is likable as the lead and the film has a weird feel to it like it doesn't know if it should play it straight or not. The extras in 88 films blu-ray edition summed it up perfectly as a "punk slasher" where the characters don't seem to give f**k about the fate of other characters."
|33 T1||Frightmare (1983) - Jan 20, 2018
"The premise is interesting enough and Ferdy Mayne does a good job portraying a horror icon a'la Vincent Price or Christopher Lee. It’s too bad that instead of some kind of game of cat and mouse between the late star and his fans, the film quickly turns into endless wandering inside the mansion. It’s never that scary and you don’t really give a shit about any of the characters. The soundtrack consists of eerie sounds and voices which turns old really quick; a proper score could have helped."
|62 T8||Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Jan 02, 2018
"I appreciated the funnier and more colorful style of a comic book film which doesn't take itself too seriously. It's like a cross between big budget superhero film and 80's sci-fi quickie, and will no doubt enrage some of the MCU fans. It still needs to follow the basic formula (villain, backstories) and therefore feels a bit of a compromise. It could have been better with Waititi taking script duties as well. Still, one of the better films of it's kind and could actually benefit from a rewatch."
|53 T5||Caddyshack (1980) - Dec 27, 2017
"I don't quite get why this is so highly regarded among 80's comedies. It's OK but also a bit disjointed: Chase gets top billing but he's more like a co-star, O'Keefe is a bit bland as the lead and Dangerfield's shtick feels outdated. Murray is still establishing himself here and his character feels irrelevant. I would probably enjoy this a lot more had I seen it in the 80's like the Fletch and Vacation films, but for some reason this one escaped me and now feels outdated."
|60 T7||The Cat Returns (2002) - Oct 21, 2017
"Simpler and more straight-forward than Miyazaki's films, it's a minor film in Ghibli's resume, but still a fun animation for the whole family. At 75mins It doesn't overstay it's welcome. "
|60 T7||Dragonheart (1996) - Oct 09, 2017|