Child’s Play (1988)

Hi, wanna play? This film isn’t nearly as creepy now, but it has its moments. I must say the camera work in this film is pretty good. I loved the quick and low to the ground point of view from Chucky’s perspective. I also just love the voodoo aspect of the movie also the special effects and puppetry were really darn good. Chucky is the creepiest ginger you’ll run into with a foul mouth and a deep love of strangulation. Little Andy did a pretty good job for a child actor, he did a lot better playing cute than scared though. Brad Dourif as Chucky’s voice (and for a short period as the human Charles Ray) has an awesome voice for a villain. Just remember to aim for the heart and you’ll survive this fun, albeit cheesy at times horror film.

77/100

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

This film massacred me with laughter. This is probably one of my favorite unintentional comedies that also happens to be a horror film. Forget Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey should have won his Oscar for this film. He’s absolutely nuts and a blast to watch. This film isn’t nearly as gruesome as some of the T.C.M. movies but it scores huge points on hilarity and randomness. Renee Zellweger is also a young and pretty little thing that is trapped in the horror of Leatherface’s family. This is one of those hidden gems you have to try for yourself. The worst part about this movie is, it has a pretty weak ending, but honestly my aching sides hurt from laughter, I couldn’t possibly take anymore.

88/100

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Animals (2008)

It’s hard to call these beasts “Animals”, more like ghost dogs or something. This tale follows the typical werewolf story except a stunning girl played by Nikki Aycox is the one doing all the biting. This film contains some pretty bad acting and even worse writing. It’s hard to deal with at times… but hey at least Aycox and Amurri are both beautiful girls on the big screen. It almost makes you forget this movie is so horrible, but you will remember… You. Will. Remember. Skip this one this Halloween, the only frightening thing about this is how pretty the girls are and how buffoon-ish the men are.

53/100

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The Wild (2006)

I wasn’t wild about this film. The animation tried to go a little more realistic than most Disney films, but it fell a little short. I did like a lot of the characters especially the Squirrel and Giraffe. There needed to be even more Kiefer Sutherland because his voice is awesome, plus William Shatner had a fun bad guys voice. I do have to question the idea of making such lame animals the antagonists of the film. I shook my head at that choice, I won’t spoil it for you but it isn’t a very intimidating beast. Nothing really grabs you in this film, that’s a shame since I am a huge fan of Disney. You can skip this one and thank me.

62/100

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Are You Here (2013)

Are you here? The movie asks this, as the credits roll down the screen. It isn’t a bad movie, but for a comedy it was lacking some serious laughs. Amy Poehler was atrocious in this film, while Galifianakis and Wilson try to pull off convincing drama. They don’t exactly pull it off, but they don’t ruin the film either. Honestly, Laura Ramsey was the most redeeming part of the film. She was a good little actress and brought an ethereal beauty to the film. It was also fun seeing Melissa Rauch from The Big Bang Theory in a little cameo, playing a mouthy prostitute. I enjoyed this movie enough, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Like I said, Ramsey is the only reason I sort of liked this film.

72/100

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Heat (1995)

What should have fired me up, left me cold. Heat had some good moments, especially when Pacino and DeNiro were face to face but then the rest of the movie happens. This movie is almost 3 hours long and you will feel it. The movie just goes on and on, when you just want it to stop. Every once in a while a nice scene is peppered in and then you deal with Natalie Portman, stealing the show again with her drama that she brings to every film unnecessarily (See Thor 2). The whole Val Kilmer plot should still be on the cutting room floor… and really, please do a special cut that only makes this an hour and a half. I could see myself giving this a perfect score with a much shorter film to deal with.

65/100

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Berkeley (2005)

You don’t have to go to a fancy college to understand that this movie has nothing new to offer the film world. Berkeley follows just about every Vietnam-era, anti-war film. Boy goes to college, boy becomes Marxist, boy protests, boy gets in over his head… then boy gets hippy girl. Nothing new here, move on. It’s honestly hard to find anything good about this movie. The main character was annoying and Nick Roth who played this character, really brought nothing to the role. At least Laura Jordan and Sarah Carter were cute hippy chicks. Henry Winkler, you can do much better than this. Stay away from dumb projects like this film. Avoid this like the draft.

42/100

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