日本黒社会 LEY LINES (Nihon Kuroshakai Rei Rainzu, lit. Japan Underworld: Ley Lines) [Ley Lines] (1999)

Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy was probably one of the weirder choices for my “series project” in the end. I think it’s the only set I’ve been watching that’s linked thematically rather than as a narrative of some kind. This isn’t a bad thing of course, but it’s a little nudge against the comfortable familiarity […]

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Riddick (2013)

As I noted after watching The Chronicles of Riddick, I never did get around to watching the sequels to Pitch Black. Number threes have not been doing me any favours lately, but I had a little higher hope for this one, given it was still in the hands of creator David Twohy, and the second […]

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Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

After the second Oh, God!, I was not looking forward to this at all. I expected a pandering, morally simplistic drag. I was not entirely prepared as a result. Bobby Shelton (Ted Wass) is an aspiring singer/songwriter, married to Wendy (Roxanne Hart), and represented by agent Charlie Gray (Eugene Roche). After the millionth failure of […]

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The Enforcer (1976)

After Magnum Force, I was not enthused about continuing the Dirty Harry films. I’ve heard they decline precipitously from the first onward, and my experience thus far supported this. Still: I own the damned things, I’m going to watch them and see if they prove that commentary wrong. Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) continues to […]

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Trancers III: Deth Lives! (1992)

I’ve always had such a weird relationship with the direct-to-video stuff. I never turned into the “Oh boy, So Bad It’s Good!” type (in point of fact, most of the time I actually hate hat approach). I never was so convinced of my own taste that I avoided it, but I also never accepted anything […]

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Superman III (1983)

I bought the DVD box set of Superman movies 15 or so years ago, and I technically “watched” all five movies, but I know I was hardly paying as much attention as I might’ve (or maybe even “should’ve”). I remember that this one I realized I wasn’t sure I’d ever seen before that viewing and was very […]

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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

In my review for the second film, I noted that I had heard there was a dip and then a climb for this series, but that I didn’t know where it occurred. When I started watching this one, I still didn’t know where or when that was supposed to happen, and could barely remember that prior […]

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