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  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    ★★★

    Hoop-Tober film #1

    Hello and welcome to Hoop-Tober. Thank you to all of those participating. I am floored by the response and am excited by the amount of interaction between members both old and new.

    Without further adieu:

    Horror films in the 80's birthed a prodigiously talented roster of creative film professionals into the world. Frank Darabont, Dean Cundey, Kathryn Bigelow, Renny Harlan, Shane Black, to name a few, all started in or got their break in horror films. Many…

  • Brubaker

    Brubaker

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Stuart Rosenberg returns to prison, where he had his greatest success with Cool Hand Luke, to loosely adapt a true story of a penologists tenure reforming a problematic and venal prison farm. The farm serves as a prison, and as a source of income for the state.

    Robert Redford is Brubaker, a man brought in by his states prison board to observe and take over Wakefield State Prison. The prison is overrun with vermin, graft, abuse and is in a…

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  • The Weight of Gold

    The Weight of Gold

    ★★★★

    Not perfect and a little lacking in diversity, but it is effective with it's exploration of mental health and resonates beyond sports. There is a bit of a gut punch moment in it, and if you are in a place where things can trigger your demons, watch it with someone you trust.

  • The Ghost of Peter Sellers

    The Ghost of Peter Sellers

    ★★★½

    Fascinating and much better than the awful film that it covers.

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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Dear 1968:

    We made a film that has the following:

    -Female protagonist.
    -Whoops! Now an African-American protagonist.
    -It is in black & white.
    -It's all in one night! All in one one house!
    -We wait forever to even kind of tell you what's going on
    -People eat other people! You even get to see it!
    -Women die!
    -Kids die!
    -Kids kill their folks!
    -Brothers kill sisters!
    -Wait, everyone dies!
    -Whatever was happening has no conclusion!

    Please enjoy our film,

    George A.…

  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

    ★★★★½

    I don't feel like going on about something right now, but I WILL say this:

    WALL*E is the best love story I can think of, going back to at least When Harry Met Sally, and one of the sweetest and most effective I've ever seen. How far you have fallen so quickly Pixar. After Up, it has been nothing but down. (ba-dum-bum)