Mark Wensel

I like movies. A lot. Sometimes, I even write about them. But not on here. Go to my website and see all the words.

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

    And the series goes out (maybe) with a huge bang AND a whimper. The monster fights, of course, are the reason to see this on the big screen. They're pretty great. And cities just get demolished, of course. And I still love both Godzilla and Kong. Kong's character, especially, gets built up to be fully realized and kind of heart felt.

    But then there's the humans. They're all just so awful. Even Millie Bobby Brown's character, who I liked in…

  • Fluctuations

    Fluctuations

    ★★

    Sometimes, my foray into exploitation films takes me on some strange journeys. I'm not entirely sure what I just watched. It was certainly an "adult" film, but I'm not so sure that it was made by adults. (I mean, age-wise they were. Mentality-wise, probably not.) There's zero story, but that's not that unusual. The movie cuts between three or four different couples (or trios or foursomes, whathaveyou) and a couple of dudes doing some kung-fu fighting. There's no sound from…

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  • Murder Bury Win

    Murder Bury Win

    ★★★½

    This is a fun little flick about three friends who get caught up in the real life version of their own card game. There are shades of Very Bad Things, but I think this probably has more broad appeal. It's not as gory, although it does have its moments. It's also maybe not as dark? Maybe?

    The three leads start off pretty charming and get more and more out of their depth as things progress even if some of them won't admit it. Blood ensues. Good times for all.

  • Smiley Face Killers

    Smiley Face Killers

    ★★★

    A long time ago, Tim Hunter made some great movies. Rivers Edge is a classic of teen psychological horror. Tex is a really good SE Hinton adaptation. And The Saint Of Fort Washington...well, I haven't actually seen that one, but I've heard good things. Since those days, he's mainly been working in television which, good for him.

    Smiley Face Killers is his bid for a comeback of sorts and it's ok. It doesn't live up to past glories even if…