AMC_Vagrant

Reviews from the broom closet I live in at my local AMC.

Favorite films

  • The Third Man
  • The Thing
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Hard Ticket to Hawaii

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  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    ★★

  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

    ★★½

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★★

  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    ★★★

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  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    ★★

    In some ways this movie is so bad it’s good and the MPAA once again went way too hard on this film but it’s just bad. I mean definitely watchable but the stuff on the boat is way too slow.

    I do think some of the individual acting from several of the victims is actually pretty good, I think the fact we get to see Jason in Times Square is epic and the infamous boxing scene almost makes the entire…

  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

    Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

    ★★½

    Look Kane Hodder is great at portraying Jason. The look of decaying zombie Jason is fantastic, I even like seeing a telekinetic teenager beat the snot out of Jason but this movie is dumb.

    The plot, the characters, the continuity, it all just feels like a studio scrambled mess. It has some charm but it’s not enough to make me care. Lugging itself through the expected bears with few genuine surprises this movie feels like a chore to watch until the 3rd act. A sharp dip in quality after the fun of Jason Lives.

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  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★★

    The best and my favorite Jason movie by far. Not only is it well directed and written it’s a load of fun. Fully aware of itself but still playing it just straight enough to offer real stakes and relationships,

    The comedy is funny, the movie has surprising feminist undertones, the kills are inventive and brutal and the story makes actual sense.

    They also establish a neat little bit of zombie Jason rules and persona that really take the character to…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    The entire mood of this movie is “LETS GOOOOOO!” What a terrific crowd pleasing film. A simple back to basics blockbuster that allows Tom Cruise to be vulnerable and fun with a delightful supporting cast. 

    The first Top Gun doesn’t really have a plot and this one gives us just enough to keep things moving but it’s really about the relationships between the characters and the thrilling aerial photography.

    I mean seriously there is something so beautiful seeing these planes…