Spotlight – Quickie Review

The Boston Globe investigate and uncover a vast child molestation scandal and cover-up. Not an easy subject to watch, but exquisitely told with compassion and restraint. It could have easily exploited the subject with gratuitous details and uncomfortable flashbacks. Instead it follows the investigative process and the careful maneuvering through the law roadblocks. Flawless ensemble …

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Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse – Quickie Review

A trio of scouts are on a camp out when a zombies takeover their town and with most of the evacuated, it’s up to them to save who’s left. There are some pretty funny sequences in this film. It has very crude humour (dialog and makeup effects). I’d say it’s like Superbad with zombies, but …

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Sixteen Candles – Quickie Review

Easily in my Top 3 favourite John Hughes movies. Charming, sweet, funny and surprising crude. It’s one of those movies that I always that sucked into watching when I’m flipping channels and I come across it on TV. Very likable cast. It hasn’t lost a thing in 30 plus years. Holy shit, 30 years!

Scream 2 – Quickie Review

Years have past and the killing has started again. The gore level is increased, but the story and plot have taken a step back. The ending seems pretty contrived and one of the revealed killers is grossly miscast. It’s not nearly as good as the original, but it’s not terrible.

Super Troopers – Quickie Review

Some state troopers fight the local police to solve a crime in order the save their jobs. This is a modern comedy classic. When a managed a video rental outlet, we used to quote this movie endlessly. So many funny, funny lines and scenes. It does lose a little steam towards the end, but the …

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Sublime – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 29 / Film #6

A man goes in for a colonoscopy and due to clerical error he receives the incorrect procedure. During recovery he’s on heavy meds so most of the time he doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not. This is a very twisted film with some cringe-inducing gore. The movie has a very strong Jacob’s Ladder type …

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