• The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★½

    "Now then, tell me. What did Miggs say to you? Multiple Miggs in the next cell. He hissed at you. What did he say?"
    "He said, 'I can smell your cunt.""
    "I see. I myself cannot. You use Evian skin cream and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps, but not today."

    Today's viewing of The Silence of the Lambs led to the observation that Jodie Foster has a spot in upper left of the white of her right eye that…

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    "I know that I'm not smarter than you."
    "Then how did you catch me?"
    "You had disadvantages."
    "What disadvantages?"
    "You're insane."

    Today my wife and I watched Michael Mann's director's cut of Manhunter. Whether Mann actually prefers this cut or not, I don't know, but I'd never seen it before and it was one of the Blu-rays in Shout Factory's release of the film. The scenes that were replaced aren't as high quality in look or sound as the rest…

  • Scare Me

    Scare Me

    ★★★½

    "Anyway, Karen interviews with the old boss who's like, 'Sure, at Baskets You Can Eat the name sounds cute and sure, we seem like a bunch of sweet, simple folks living in a small coastal Maine town where nothing bad happens, except we've got one small secret. There is a troll living in our ceiling.'"
    "Do not be afraid of the troll! If you don't fuck with the troll, the troll don't fuck with you. Oh, they wouldn't really swear,…

  • Hardcore Henry

    Hardcore Henry

    ★★★★★

    "When a man is first crippled, there's always one question on everyone's mind, especially his. Does his dick work?"

    We'd just watched Nobody and my wife was so into it that I decided to show her the director's other action movie. She liked it as well, though found it harder to watch due to the POV angle, which I concur with 100%. Still pretty crazy.

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★★★

    "Gimme the goddamn kitty cat bracelet, motherfucker!"

    I've apparently seen Bob Odenkirk in a number of things, but I don't recall him in any of them. I know he's the lead in Better Call Saul, but I've never seen it as I hated what little I've seen of Breaking Bad. My point is: I wasn't looking for an action movie with him as the lead and while the trailer looked pretty good, I wasn't entirely sold on it, especially when…

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas

    ★★★★★

    "I'm going to have to auto-rotate down."
    "Au-auto... What?"
    "We're gonna crash."
    "Right. Okay."

    I never know what to rate disaster films. They're absolutely fucking ridiculous, so full of coincidences that couldn't happen under any circumstance so I guess all it can boil down to is whether I had fun with them or not. If I found it entertaining, and as ridiculously blown out of any sense of reality San Andreas is, I laughed my ass off all the way…

  • Willy's Wonderland

    Willy's Wonderland

    ★★★★

    "You want me to get that?"
    "People make their beds, they gotta lie in 'em."
    "Pretty sure the saying is, 'Protect and Serve,' Sheriff."
    "Shut your mouth, smart guy. You're not funny."

    While the kills in Willy's Wonderland aren't as creatively goofy as those in The Banana Splits Movie, nor the characters as attractive in their animatronic iterations, I have to say that I enjoyed this more. I'm not sure why Nicolas Cage's character doesn't eat, but lives on overly…

  • Killer Party

    Killer Party

    ★★★★½

    "Oh, will you hurry? I'm getting a charley horse in my pinkies."

    It takes 45 minutes to actually get to the plot that's in the synopsis, but that didn't matter to me after seeing the wacky-ass Inception style movie within a music video within a movie that kicked all this madness off to begin with. The film itself is a college sex comedy within a horror film that goes off the rails insane in the last ten minutes. A great way to start a Friday morning.

  • The Life and Death of a Porno Gang

    The Life and Death of a Porno Gang

    ★★★½

    "Timber!"

    The Life and Death of a Porno Gang wasn't as shocking as I thought it was going to be, though it probably would be for quite a number of people. For me, the most offensive thing was seeing the small Serbian towns they drove through and the pitiful conditions in which those people were living. Not my cup of tea, but it's not at all a bad film.

  • Death Rage

    Death Rage

    ★★★½

    "If I were you, I'd shoot."
    "You're worth double alive."
    "If I were you, I'd still shoot."

    There are some odd choices that are made here and there, our mechanic making the same damn mistake that he just warned his apprentice of being the most damning, but over all I enjoyed the oddly named Death Rage. I've never been much of a fan of Yul Brynner, but I'm warming up to him lately.

  • Beyond the Law

    Beyond the Law

    ★★½

    "Ashley Millet, attorney-at-law. So who's this bitch?"
    "Seems like your problems keep multiplying with water, Gizmo."
    "Gizmo?"
    "Gremlins. It's a fucking movie. Watch it. It's a classic."

    DMX was not a great actor. I don't imagine that many would dispute that. He's better here than he was in the last movie I saw him in, though, and that's a step in the right direction. The man continued to learn and grow and considering we were the same age, it's beyond…

  • Valerie Inside Outside

    Valerie Inside Outside

    ★★★

    "Poor girl. She seems sweet."

    Valerie Inside Outside is like two different films glued together in the middle. Valerie wants a baby and her husband doesn't. At least that's what we're to believe initially. Her husband's a big enough asshole that I completely understood why she'd take up with any man who looked at her, including hubby's brother in the elevator on the way up to their apartment, though I did let out an, "Oh, not his brother. That's cold,…