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  • The Curse of Frankenstein

    The Curse of Frankenstein

    ★★★

    A fresh retelling of Frankenstein that wins points for trying new things, but loses points for being a bit plodding.

    I was excited to experience Christopher Lee as Frankenstein's monster after seeing his brutal turn as The Mummy two years later, but this sadly pales in comparison. It's an interesting and sympathetic performance none-the-less but I favour brutality over pathos and this didn't quite hit the mark for me.

    Cushing, on the other hand, plays Frankenstein as an absolute piece…

  • Vampire in Brooklyn

    Vampire in Brooklyn

    ★★

    I remember, after the passing of Wes Craven, a push to revaluate Vampire in Brooklyn as a misunderstood gem. With trepidation, I took the plunge.... To be honest though, the main reason I chose this was because I promised to pick a movie to watch while my girlfriend cooked dinner. She spent an hour making a really nice meal and I just sat there doing nothing until she showed up and then I had to make a split decision before…

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  • Street Fighter

    Street Fighter

    ★★★

    Lets not fool ourselves here - Street Fighter is a piece of shit.
    But I'll be damned if time isn't being kind to this car crash. Watching it as a straight comedy last night in a packed cinema, it was a hoot.

    Things that are bad about Street Fighter = Everything.

    Things that are amazing in Street Fighter =

    - Raul Julia's straight delivery of a proposterous script.
    - Van Damme's inspirational call to arms.
    - Van Damme calling Bison…

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★½

    SO. MANY. EMOTIONS!!!
    Damn, Train to Busan. I don't know what to say.
    It's an emotional rollercoaster, that's for sure. A slow start quickly gives way to an adrenaline packed, emotionally wrenching horror movie. Although to be more accurate, this ain't no ordinary horror movie; it's an action movie, a disaster movie & a family drama all in one.

    Zombies on a train is such a cool idea (Horror Express already proved this) - I mean, where do you escape to?…