Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror (2018) – Day 7

From the future director of Dirty Harry comes the original “body snatcher” movie. You know the story. You’ve seen this or one of its three remakes. I’ve now seen all of them. I saw them in the following order: 3, 4, 2, 1. Since I grew-up on sci-fi and horror films from the 80s, I …

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Raid 2, The – Quickie Review

Outstanding follow-up to the hyper-violent original. This movie is much longer and it has much more of a story. The fighting sequences are still phenomenal and ferocious. The violence is so delightfully over the top and inventive. I mean really, you can’t miss with a fighting duo armed with an aluminum baseball bat and a …

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Bridesmaids – Quickie Review

It would be hard not to become a fan of Kristen Wiig after watching this movie and it would be hard not to become a bigger fan if you had already been familiar with her from Saturday Night Live. She’s effortlessly charismatic, awkward and hilarious at the same time. Wiig is surrounded by a balanced and …

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Quickie Review

Not your typical superhero film. It plays like a political thriller as well as a very accomplished action film. This is one of the best films of the Marvel Universe and one of the best of 2014. The superior script allows for some rich performances. Chris Evans is Captain America. I can’t imagine anyone else …

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Tombstone – Quickie Review

Easily one of my all-time favourite westerns. Sprawling, epic and exciting. Tremendous ensemble. However, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe and Stephen Lang are far and away the stand-outs. Be sure sure to check out of the director’s cut for even more Kilmer.

Ref, The – Quickie Review

Loud, abrasive, offensive and undeniably hysterical. By far, Denis Leary’s best movie as a leading man although it is definitely bolstered by an immaculate supporting cast. This film is endlessly quotable with some jaw-droppingly crude one-liners. It doesn’t lay on the holiday sentiment too thick which makes it watchable any time of the year. However, it …

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Looper – Quickie Review

A mind-bending, time-travel actioner. Clever, air-tight script that neatly ties up all of the loose ends that can develop with multiple timelines. Effortlessly entertaining and frequently amusing. Solid performances from the whole cast, one of Willis’ best roles in years. I love when a movie makes you think.

Fish Called Wanda, A – Quickie Review

A wonderfully offensive, crude and funny heist flick. A completely Oscar-worthy tour-de-force performance by Kevin Kline. As funny now as it was back then. Any scene shared with Kline and Palin are priceless. Cleese’s script is endlessly entertaining. A comedy classic.

Four Lions – Quickie Review

A group of bumbling British jihadists start training for a deadly terror attack. This movie is brutally funny and spirited performed. Brilliant script that makes the terrorists likable, but not once does it support what they are doing. The humour clearly lies in their incompetence not with their mission. Point of interest for some, Benedict …

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Beetlejuice – Quickie Review

I’m under the belief that Michael Keaton won his Oscar for Birdman because he was overlooked for this movie. For the record, he was brilliant in Birdman as well. Michael is Beetlejuice. His performance is so gleefully over the top. The art direction is fantastic and magical as it is in nearly every Tim Burton film …

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