Derek Watches Movies

Derek Watches Movies

Very professional film critic

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Favorite films

  • The Shining
  • Volver
  • Blue Velvet
  • Terms of Endearment

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  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    ★½

  • The Natural

    ★★★★

  • Three Fugitives

    ★★★½

  • The Ides of March

    ★★½

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  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    3000 Miles to Graceland

    ★½

    3000 miles to being a good movie. I rented this when it first came out and thought it was pretty cool. This did not age well at all. Costner and Russell seem like a good pair, but the extensive cast of talent couldn't hold this poorly directed film together.

  • The Natural

    The Natural

    ★★★★

    There are classics that you might overlook for years, but once you watch them, they feel instantly familiar, like you've always known them. The Natural is one of those classics. The open-air stadium under overcast clouds sets a vivid 1939 atmosphere. Redford's quips keep us hooked, while Wilford Brimley solidly anchors the supporting cast. The Natural is a truly fulfilling film.

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  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator

    ★★★½

    Re-Animator is an outrageously entertaining film! It ventures far beyond realism, delivering grotesque and wild gore that challenges even Cronenberg's works.

  • Hackers

    Hackers

    ★★★

    Electronica, stylish cityscapes, Jolie's iconic haircut, and the epitome of 90s fashion, all wrapped up with Matthew Lillard's trademark energy. Hackers is a fun time capsule of a distinct era. It's one of those movies that's cheesy af, yet it doesn't really matter because it's so enjoyable.