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One of the better Sherlock Holmes films of the 1940s. It actually has some suspense and style in the later scenes.
9 years 2 months ago
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Although the film gradually runs out of steam, there's no denying the brilliance of the opening sketch.
9 years 2 months ago
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Hated it.
9 years 2 months ago
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Pretty naff.
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I remember that this film was getting bizarrely good reviews when it first came out and still wonder just how many friends the Butcher Brothers must have in the critical community for such trash to even get a reluctant thumbs-up.
9 years 2 months ago
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Irredeemable.
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Ahead of the curve and full of clever gags. All that's missing is a Bette Davis cameo.
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One of the funnier (if not the funniest) Looney Tunes cartoons to feature Marvin the Martian.
9 years 2 months ago
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Looks and feels like the drunken work of Dave Fleischer's retarded Chinese cousin. Uggh..
9 years 2 months ago
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZdaxCcCtok

A woeful Halloween fan film with a diminutive, seemingly sedated Michael Myers ambling after a bunch of teenage dopes stationed at Smith's Grove Sanitarium, in which knives are huge and plastic, people bleed jam, and every line of dialogue is either a clanger or some lame attempt to sum up the story of the previous, official Halloween flicks that, for all their problems, had some production value and meaning. I'll admit it has a couple of evocative shots but it's mostly quite embarrassing.
9 years 2 months ago
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The more it goes on, the more it lays waste to Orwell's great fable. Shockingly, the excessively sentimental live-action version is actually a little better than this dud.
9 years 2 months ago
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As early Griffith shorts go, it's not up there with Corner in Wheat or Mender of Nets but it's nice enough. Has some surprisingly graphic (for the time) imagery and a strong sense of cohesion between scenes that befits one of the original masters of cinematic storytelling.
9 years 2 months ago
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Was going to slam Revolt of the Zombies for cribbing so much from this until I discovered they had the same director (talk about a career decline). Anyway, this film is genuinely well made and really quite effective, plus Lugosi isn't as over-the-top as usual. Victor Halperin's slim filmography is that of a hack but at least he made one meaningful contribution to the horror genre!
9 years 2 months ago
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It has its problems but is thus far the only Charlie Chan film that I endorse, despite Winters being no match for Toler.
9 years 2 months ago
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As with nearly all the early John Wayne and Roy Rogers movies, Desert Passage suffers from having a hero who's just too goody-goody to rally behind. You pray that he may go against the grain at some point but he never does, so this mini-western becomes just another dull chore.
9 years 2 months ago
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Of the many many terrible Texas Chainsaw Massacre knock-offs, The Butcher is comfortably among the worst.
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All horror buffs have experienced this phenomenon: great DVD cover, terrible movie.
9 years 2 months ago
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My top picks:

20s- Nosferatu (millions of blind spots, however!)
30s- Bride of Frankenstein
40s- The Wolf Man (it's ok, and once again I have millions of blind spots)
50s- The Night of the Hunter (or Godzilla, if you don't class NotH as horror)
60s- Psycho
70s- Halloween
80s- Opera
90s- Gremlins 2
00s- Halloween II (Rob Zombie's stongest film so far -- high praise!)
2010s- The Innkeepers (Because I guess I'm the only person on this site who loathed Cabin in the Woods and Ti West is one of the most promising, single-minded directors working today)
9 years 2 months ago
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The first two movies were, in retrospect, quite poor but this is definitely the series' nadir, in which each new scene is really a new low. At least there was the money shot of the little guys gnawing on the sheriff but otherwise the film is completely worthless.
9 years 3 months ago
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Atrocious.
9 years 3 months ago
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Consistently hilarious.
9 years 3 months ago
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Has moments of unintentional hilarity but is mostly just agonizing. A solid zero.
9 years 3 months ago
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I like it well enough and it certainly has more about it than the Will Smith-starring remake. Still, it wants for something -- anything -- spectacular.
9 years 3 months ago
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Probably the most insane MoH entry (rivalled only by Deer Woman). Shows that Argento's still got it despite the Mother of Tears debacle.
9 years 3 months ago
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Good lord...
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