Timmy has written 62 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • The Sentinel

    The Sentinel

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A lot of people compare this to ROSEMARY'S BABY, but I haven't seen that yet, so I will say this feels like "Americanized Fulci."

    THE SENTINEL definitely has moments that reflect something like HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, with pretty professionals moving into creepy places, scary figures in windows, and gates to evil dimensions.

    It is kind of a slow burn, but wacky stuff does enter fairly early, and in the meantime you will enjoy recognizing actor after actor after actor in their first/early roles! Jerry Orbach was once KIND OF YOUNG! And Burgess Meredith was NEVER YOUNG!

  • Maniac Cop 2

    Maniac Cop 2

    ★★★½

    I like that these movies call out the police for their corruption and dedication to vendetta above justice.  I also like that they’re about a giant zombie man with nice clean gloves.

    NOT as entertaining as the first one, but it’s a fun story with some great action, and a policeman’s row of a cast!

  • Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

    Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!

    ★★★½

    This movie? This movie is fucking weird. It felt kind of light on action, but the violence that was there was pretty bloody, and very strange, like when a guy is getting scalped, and as the blood gushes down his face, he licks it up.

    There's also a scene that weird European genre films LOVE to do, specifically to fuck with specifically me: close-ups on animals intercut with close-ups of an anguished person, to indicate the animals are torturing the…

  • Never Goin' Back

    Never Goin' Back

    ★★★½

    I don't really watch a lot of indie movies like this, because they don't often have kicking or lasers. These two leads were so funny and charming, and the indie hip-hop soundtrack was great (because I am old and judgmental, I assume the artists are all SoundCloud rappers with face tattoos), AND the element of stoner/gross-out humor kind of gave this a different angle than similar fare. Shitting and puking, hooray!

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★½

    So much fun, and I appreciate that it doesn't "blue balls" the audience like so many monster movies. They get to the big monkey right quick

  • VFW

    VFW

    ★★★½

    A little tiny bit slow maybe? And I wish the action scenes were more steady, but it probably was a budget thing.

    Anyways, you watch this to see this group of old B-movie icons interact and chop people up, and you get lots and lots of that and it's great! Every actor gets their moment, but I actually think Martin Kove was my favorite? My dad sold cars, so I dealt with the "used car salesman" stereotypes a lot growing…

  • Redeemer

    Redeemer

    ★★★½

    The third act drags here with some silly gunplay, but my goodness are the martial arts scenes great! Noah Segan's character should be grating, but is actually really funny! And I love the setting of a Chilean fishing town. It feels familiar, yet different.

    Marko Zaror is mayyybe more of a babe than Scott Adkins? I think I will need to rewatch Undisputed 3 to make a final decision.

  • Christmas Evil

    Christmas Evil

    ★★★½

    A very strange, almost "art film" Killer Santa movie. I loved the music and sound design, and the lead performance is terrific. The kills are a little too few and far between, but the ones that are there are pretty great!

  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★½

    The first two Godfather films starred Al Pacino.

    This Godfather film stars "AL PACINO!!!"

    I will put GODFATHER III in the same camp as RETURN OF THE JEDI, BIOSHOCK 2 and Jonathan Demme's remake of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE: "Things that would be considered very good if they didn't have to live up to a masterpiece."

    I have some other things on that list too but who knows.

    Anyways, the first 30 minutes confused the shit out of me, but once…

  • Spies in Disguise

    Spies in Disguise

    ★★★½

    Still enjoyable, fast-paced, and funny, with a good "fixing the system from within" kind of message.

  • Night of the Demons

    Night of the Demons

    ★★★½

    Starts slow but the characters and setting and tone were a blast anyways. Once it gets to the Demon business, the effects and silliness really work.

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  • Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo

    ★★★½

    I'm not 100% sure that this needed to be in documentary style rather than a traditional narrative, but there is a pretty effective feeling of dread throughout.

    The ending is also pretty haunting, and I think it left me with a lot to ponder!