Tag Archives: Thriller

RIP: Clarence Williams III & Ned Beatty

These gentlemen were staples on both screens in the Seventies. Clarence got his start in the Sixties with the groundbreaking cop show The Mod Squad on ABC. Three undercover officers who were young enough looking to infiltrate evil gangs of Hippies … Continue reading

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RIP Jessica Walter

So sad to see Jessica go. Although many remember her best as the mean-ass matriarch from Arrested Development, she will always be the crazy, racist head of ISIS (Archer) and decades earlier, the obsessed fan in Play Misty for Me. Good thing she … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly

Killing was a rather mediocre Crime movie set around the final days of the 2008 election. There’s so much yapping, you’d think David Mamet wrote this but it’s loosely based upon a book I’m not going to look up. Brad Pitt … Continue reading

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You: two seasons

In light of Pandemic Theater, I chose to add to the other element involved with getting through the boredom but let’s face it, binge watching was something we were already doing years ago. Netflix and other streaming services didn’t invent it … Continue reading

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Midsommar: Acquired Taste

I can do this for October, review Horror Movies since I managed to see multiple flicks of this genre to highlight one each week, Midsommar is a little late. Holy Crap! This movie was probably the best Horror/Thriller I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…: Overrated but Worth Seeing

Tarantino returns to the 20th Century with his love letter to the “golden days” of Hollywood as the inevitable Manson murders lurk around in the backdrop. The core story involves aging Western/Action movie star Rick Dalton and his stuntman caretaker … Continue reading

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Us: Must See

Jordan Peele’s second Horror flick which had its world premiere at SXSW, translation, unless you were an asshole with a SCLM badge, you weren’t allowed to see it until it theaters. SXSW doesn’t concern me anyway, I just regret not … Continue reading

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Split

With Glass coming out in January and it being a sequel to Unbreakable and this, I modified our Amazon Prime account to have Cinemax for one week (free) to find how Split connects the other two. Personally I have left M. Night for dead … Continue reading

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The Summer of 84: Worth Seeing

I managed to catch this when it blew through Alamo for a week. Now it’s available for download and I figure Summer will be on a streaming service soon, the question is which. Given the success of It and Stranger Things, there will … Continue reading

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Frailty

Once again, getting removed from Netflix in September prompted me to bumping this up to the top of my bloated queue. It was a rare flick directed as well as starring the late Bill Paxton with help from fellow Texans … Continue reading

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Black Sunday

I have been saving this movie for when the Super Bowl comes around because the plot is hinged on the big game. Somehow, I’ve missed the deadline three years running thanks to illness or other emergencies. It isn’t on Netflix lately … Continue reading

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Summer of 1983: Wargames

Seems Alamo hasn’t had as much luck with repeating the success of The Summer of 1982 since the choices for 1983 have been rather slim and sadly they’re not being screened closer to their release dates. Only the programming people could … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills: Acquired taste

This gruesome comedy-thriller is mostly an updated, modernized version of Hitchcock’s “Man From the South” but has double the protagonists and antagonists. I think it also throws in our contemporary obsession with photographing every damned thing every damned few minutes. … Continue reading

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L4YER CAKE

Normally I don’t do the movie titles in caps (that’s reserved for José) but it’s part of this title’s presentation, mainly to catch that four in place of an ‘a.’  Don’t let the plug about the director’s involvement in Snatch or Lock, Stock … Continue reading

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Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen

Fortunately, the book is deeper than the back cover and blurb reviews make it out to be. For me, the only downside is Carl’s ignorance of popular music past 1985 and a bias towards bands that peaked before I was … Continue reading

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