Month: August 2015

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World – Quickie Review

Totally original, totally inventive movie. Edgar Wright is at the top of his game. Endlessly funny, wonderfully creative. I only wish it performed better at the box office so there could have been a sequel. Michael Cera is perfect; Kieran Culkin steals every scene he’s in.

5 Faves: Films of 1983

1.  Christmas Story, A 2.  Right Stuff, The 3.  Return Of The Jedi 4.  Trading Places 5.  National Lampoon’s Vacation Just Missed The Cut: Local Hero, Revenge Of The Ninja, Terms Of Endearment, Twilight Zone: The Movie, WarGames Need To See: The Big Chill, Flashdance, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Outsiders, Sudden Impact Comedy Hi-Lites: …

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Cabin Fever – Quickie Review

Darkly humourous, visually disgusting, perfect entertainment for warped minds like mine. Definitely not for everyone. I remember a few people getting up and leaving during the screening. More than a few cringe-inducing scenes as well as one of the strangest moments you’ll ever see in a movie. Pancakes!!!

Jodorowsky’s Dune – Quickie Review

I am a sucker for movies about movies especially documentaries and this is easily one of my favourites. Jodorowsky’s passion for this project then and even now, more than 40 years later, is extraordinary and infectious. The behind the scenes talent he assembled went on to do landmark films together and newer films are still …

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5 Faves: Fighting Competition

1. Warrior 2. Enter The Dragon 3. Redbelt 4. Bloodsport 5. Ong-Bak Just Missed The Cut: Ip Man, The Karate Kid (1984), Mortal Kombat, The Quest, Unleashed Need To See: Gymkata, In Hell, Kill Or Be Killed, Kickboxer, The Octagon

Inside Man – Quickie Review

Terrific heist movie and one of Spike Lee’s most entertaining films. Clever script, lots of smart twists and turns along the way. Sharp performances by the two leads. Good fun.