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Raising Arizona (1987) ****

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My Name Is Nobody (1973) ***

Goofy, but has some good moments.

Body Double (1984) ****

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The Big Lebowski (1998) *****

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Stone cold cult classic. Probably the most quotable film that I can think of. I feel like every scene is so ingrained in my head that I can envision it before it plays, and I've probably seen other films that I love more times than this one. One of the few films that really does deserve every bit of praise it receives.


"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps!"

Blow Out (1981) ****1/2

Watched recently. This time for "research". Liked this even more the 2nd time, hence the extra 1/2 *.

The Ward (2010) **

Cliche after cliche. I've seen worse, but this is certainly no "return to form" for Carpenter.

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) ***

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I've only seen the first 3 Muppet films (the ones made while God was still alive). Manhattan is definitely enjoyable, but nowhere near as good as The Muppet Movie or my favorite, The Great Muppet Caper. I don't understand why those 2 films didn't receive Blu-ray releases first.

High And Low (1963) ****

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It Happened One Night (1934) ****

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"You show me a good piggy-backer and I'll show you a real human. Now you take Abraham Lincoln for instance - a natural born piggy-backer."

VHS!

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(Click pic to enlarge)

Sisters (1973) ***1/2

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Papillon (1973) ****1/2

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The Assassination Of Richard Nixon (2004) ***1/2

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Sort of a more articulate, less gritty Taxi Driver. Good film.

The Holy Mountain (1973) ****

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Recommended if you enjoy lizards bedecked in royalty, elderly gentlemen bestowing glass-eyed gifts to underage prostitutes and/or electronic orgasms.

Rainbow assassin
Possibly the coolest 30ish seconds of film you'll ever see.

Stieg Larsson 'The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest' (2007) ***

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Stieg Larsson 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' (2006) ***

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Stieg Larsson 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' (2005) ****

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Finally finished all 3 novels. This is, without question, the best of the three and the one least bogged down by details.

Clerks (1994) ***1/2

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Pivotal film for me. It holds up fairly well and I do still enjoy watching it, but it doesn't hold nearly the same meaning for me as it used to. I probably would have rated it ***** when I was 14.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998) ****

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The Great Dictator (1940) *****

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Rubber (2010) ***

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Why did I like this film? "No reason."
 "Life itself is filled with no reason."

I have good reason to post this image though...

The Funhouse (1981) **

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Tobe Hooper has made one classic, one underrated film and a bunch of crap. The Funhouse could have been a lot better if it didn't suffer from the meandering, ploddingness that Eaten Alive also suffers from. I didn't see Poltergeist growing up either, so when I watched it for the first time a couple of years ago, it didn't do much for me. I've never seen Lifeforce or Invaders From Mars (though I've heard decent things about both), but I don't know what to expect... My favorite part of this film was the score.

The face I made while watching this film.
Actually it looked more like a yawn.