rob1

basically any movie that's old/weird/silly will get my attention, haha

Favorite films

  • Invasion of Astro-Monster
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon
  • Truck Turner
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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  • Hitman: Agent 47

    ★★★

  • The Hitman

    ★★½

  • Manos: The Hands of Fate

    ★★★

  • For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

    ★★★½

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  • Hitman: Agent 47

    Hitman: Agent 47

    ★★★

    Better than I expected, which wasn't much.

    Why this worked for me:

    * Its well-lit (unlike so many modern movies that mistake desaturation for 'atmosphere,' you can actually see what's going on here)

    * some of the action choreography was by the John Wick guys

    * Zachary Quinto looks good being angry and punching stuff (and it makes more sense here than in Star Trek Into Darkness)

    * I have no investment in the past mythology of this franchise, so…

  • The Hitman

    The Hitman

    ★★½

    Watched from the Cannon Films DVD boxset

    It was a lazy, rainy Sunday, and this seemed the perfect movie for today:
    Dull, but with a few interesting moments. Just like the day itself.

    Norris gets maybe two scenes of him doing the kind of stupid action he is known for. The rest of the movie he mostly broods around -- in all black. At times that's mildly entertaining: a unqiue chance to see Noir/Goth Norris, lol.

    The worst of it…

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  • From Hell It Came

    From Hell It Came

    ★★★

    Svengoolie screening

    ...I was promised a giant tree monster, and didn't get one until halfway through the movie. And then, he doesn't start lurching around until the last quarter of the movie. That last quarter alone boosts this two-star movie to three stars. Otherwise, go watch an Eddie Romero 'Blood Island' movie instead, which seem like better iterations of this story.

  • For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

    For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

    ★★★½

    A movie that is a bit too zany and a bit too smug at times, but so was its subject matter, so it works!

    Ultimately a joyful celebration of one very interesting weirdo. (Your enjoyment will vary depending on your tolerance for said weirdo.)