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|88 T9||Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) - Jan 11, 2016
"Its like batman begins only with an angry young samurai turning to a righteous quest. Also its way better. Also toshiro mifune. Great origin, Im excited to continue the trilogy. "
|59 T4||Rodan (1956) - May 08, 2014
"decent kaiju flick played straight and to the point. effects when the beasts run amok were fairly impressive considering the time it was made. could have even given this a score in the 70s except that the grand finale was 5 straight minutes of rockets blowing up dirt over and over and over and over again. "
|80 T8||Obyknovennoye chudo (1978) - May 29, 2014
"madness, imagination, and romance. based on a play, zakharov aimed for a large theatrical feel and achieved it. the story is quite interesting and plays with fascinating themes. made me wish i knew russian because i can tell terrible amounts of dialogue are lost in translation with subtitles."
|71 T7||Blind Fury (1989) - Dec 19, 2015
"This was nuts! Hauer was a good casting choice. Laughed regularly...equally from intentional and unintentional humor. Action was surprisingly not bad. I view it less as a zatoichi remake and more of an 80s steeped parody."
|68 T6||Firestorm (2013) - Nov 01, 2014
"sounds like a chinese Heat, and it does borrow a few key elements such as armored car heists and street shootouts and a cop relentlessly going after the crooks...but this twists the premise in interesting ways. not the "cat and mouse" movie i thought it would be. i liked the twists, and the action was brutal as hell. overall the story and pacing aren't the best though."
|86 T9||Do pivnice (1983) - Feb 09, 2014
"those damn potatoes!!"
|88 T9||Where Eagles Dare (1968) - Oct 27, 2014
"I could say a lot about this spy action escapade adventure movie. I'll keep it to this: There's a brief, wonderful moment where Clint Eastwood dual wields machine guns."
|75 T7||Kung Fu Killer (2014) - Jan 28, 2016
"Feels like an updated version of an old school kung fu flick and you can clearly see that was the goal of the crew. It might not have the overblown crazy action of more modern films ( until the last fight in traffic) but it has tons and tons of energy. Fans of yen may be disappointed as he doesn't feature in much of the action ( and it concerns me that he may be pulling a jet li by gradually doing less actual fighting himself in his starring roles but well see)."
|86 T9||Dial M for Murder (1954) - Feb 17, 2016
"Milland makes it feel like a one-man show the way he steals every scene. He's evil and smarmy and makes his villain so slick you want to root for him. The whole thing moves very naturally..the scheme isn't too far-fetched (and definitely has that "anyone can do it if they try!" spirit towards murder hitchcock likes to invoke) and the hiccups realistic rather than feeling like plot devices. "
|81 T8||The War of the Worlds (1953) - Feb 18, 2016
"Nice little scifi classic. Awesome effects have aged well. Aliens remain mysterious, unhuman, and devastating. Sound effects will rightfully sound familiar as they were so perfect as to be reused or ripped off for decades. Human element works better than many similar films."