Colin the dude

Colin the dude

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  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • The Great Escape
  • Electra Glide in Blue
  • Miracle Mile

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  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

    ★★★½

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

  • Copshop

    ★★★½

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    ★★★

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  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

    I have concluded that the summer of 2000 was peak Fat Suit Movie. Big Momma's House and The Klumps were released just a month apart and were undeniable hits. Fat Suit Apex. The history of the fat suit was only building throughout the 90s and the year after The Klumps was the meta-commentary on fat suits, Shallow Hal, and suddenly the fat suit genre was self-aware. What a time to be alive.

    I also find it jarring to see a credit in the opening that pairs Eddie Murphy and Jerry Lewis as executive producers. Especially given the tension surrounding the first film. Money talks.

  • The Manitou

    The Manitou

    ★★★★½

    It's difficult to begin describing The Manitou as the experience that it is. One does not want to fall into the trap of over-hyping the film based on the deep ends that it so thoroughly goes off of at the climax. It's undeniably a very plodding film that is in no hurry to move things and in no hurry to reveal the villain. Once you accept this truth, it is easier to process.

    So to be brief, the film is…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    "We've had four presidents who stayed here. Lots of movie stars."

    "Royalty?"

    "All the best people."

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    ★★★

    One thing I noticed, they really turn up the heavy breathing on Jason in this. It's Darth Vader levels loud and you always see his chest and hulking shoulders bob up and down as he takes deep breaths. But Jason is also supposed to be dead, so why is he breathing so heavily? This begs many questions about the mythology of Jason that once his corpse is reawakened, his dead lungs still require the steady flow of oxygen. I guess…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    Plays like a Hitchcock film, if Hitchcock was possessed by a demonic incubus.