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    Wake In Fright (1971)
    Director: Ted Kotcheff (First Blood & Weekend at Bernies?!)
    Starring: Donald Pleasance and a bunch of other people
    This movie is: An Australian classic... no, really

    This until-recently, “lost film” is an exercise in slowly turning up the heat. Pleasance is eccentrically fantastic as usual. A tough watch, including real kangaroo-hunt footage, but worth it. Outback, blokey-blokes, heat, guns. Uncomfortable, exquisite filmmaking. -- Dr. Phil Muhgraven

    RECOMMENDED? Damn near required, thank you very much.

    Pairs well with: Straw Dogs, Mad Max, Dead Calm

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    Wanderlust (2012)
    Director: David Wain
    Starring: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Anniston
    This Movie is: Comedy

    Dear Wanderlust,
    Sorry it took me so long to watch you but you have Jennifer Anniston in your cast. Normally that’s cinematic pink eye. Not this time. You’re hilarious.

    Sorry again,
    -- Mick Finnegan

    No shit: Written by Ken Marino, who also plays the asshole-ish brother.

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    Horrorfan 13 July 3, 2013 2:31 pm

    Hippies chicks are fuckn funny. They'r kind of stupid and idealistic. They should just be stoned and showing their tits.

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    The Ward (2010)
    Director: John Carpenter
    Starring: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer
    This movie is: Not so much

    The most recent work with John Carpenter’s name stamped on it really shows his fall from grace. A bunch of girls on a psychiatric ward get killed off one by one while the orderlies apparently ignore them. But then comes the Shyamalan twist! The twist is you already watched the whole movie and you’ll never get that part of your life back. – Leslie Down

    Pairs well with: Anything Carpenter did in the ‘80s, for contrast

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    Warrior (2010)
    Director: Galvin O'connor
    Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick "Goddamn" Nolte
    This movie is: Man-Drama,

    Father and sons. Piss-poor relationships. Rebuilt by literally beating the shit out of each other! Good stuff. --

    Tagline was:
    Family is worth fighting for
    Tagline Shoulda been: Family is worth beating the shit out of only if you hug it out afterward.

    No shit: Star Joel Eddgerton played Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels. No shit? Wish he would have beat the ever-living donkey doo out of Anakin when he had the chance.

    Pairs well with: The Fighter, Rocky Balboa, The Wrestler, Cinderella Man

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    The Watch (2012)
    Director: Akiva Schaffer
    Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and that guy whose name no one can pronounce
    This movie is: Alien Splatter delight

    Alien splatter delight. --Pinballdizzy

    Tagline was:
    Got Protection?

    Tagline shoulda been: Got slime?

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    Mick Finnegan August 31, 2012 7:38 pm

    Nice review Pinballdizzy. Short and to the point. Well done.

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    Watchmen (2009)
    Director: Zack Snyder
    Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Malin Ackerman
    This movie is: Comic Book, Gritty

    You know your pretentious friend who’s always bitching about things like “Ugh, I can’t believe they’re making a film of Everything Is Illuminated. That book is so beautiful and there’s no way a movie can do it justice.”? Well, now you can bitch about something too. Honestly, this movie ain’t that bad, but it would be impossible for any movie to really translate the greatness of the graphic novel. -- Hagop

    Pairs well with: Blade Runner, The Dark Knight

    No shit: Credits listed on IMDB for Jackie Earle Haley between the 1993 TV movie Prophet of Evil, and his Oscar nominated performance in 2006’s Little Children: 0

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    Max_Heller March 9, 2012 9:45 pm

    Honestly this is one of my favorite comic films of all time. I even like this ending better than the giant squid thing in the comic.

    Mike Lester December 27, 2012 8:18 am

    Max, I completely agree with you re: the giant squid thing....

    Max_Heller January 11, 2013 1:53 pm

    Thanks Mike. Lets see some more reviews from you!

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    Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
    Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
    Starring: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome
    This movie is: Spanish, Horror, 70's

    I’m not sure who can kill a child, but I know what can kill a movie...and that’s children (see under Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Stargate). Seriously though, the first 10 minutes are disturbing actual footage of war atrocities involving children, so that’s fucked up. The next 60 minutes are painfully pretty boring standard 70’s European film making. The end however pays off in spades. You should watch this movie at fast speed just to get to the part where our hero is blasting kids with a machine gun and clubbing them with boat oars. -- Max Heller

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    Mick Finnegan February 28, 2012 11:53 am

    Are they children from "Mad Max Beyond Thudnerdome"? Because then the answer to this film's title is "Mick Finnegan"

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    The Wicker Man (1973)
    Director: Robin Hardy
    Starring: Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee
    This movie is: Deceptively Great

    When you watch THE WICKER MAN, it's hard to remember it's a horror movie. It's odd, campy, creepy, and a bit fun. It sort of enjoyable to watch this fish-out-of-water story unfold (conservative Christian cop on an island full of nature worshiping pagans). Sure there's a missing girl and weird shit going on but still, kind of fun. Until the end and then your learn these pagans ain't just having fun. They're deadly serious and this whole story has been a giant trap set for our cop. Then the With them all singing about Spring and how happy they look as...well...don't want to spoil it. Fucking pagans. -- TheErikWilliams

    Tagline was: (Couldn't find one)
    Tagline shoulda been: Island? Pagans? Weird shit going on? Run the fuck away.

    No shit: Christopher Lee considers this his best movie. Ever.

    Pairs well with: Fertility rituals

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    The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    Director: Martin Scorsese
    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner(!?)
    This Movie Is: The glorification of inglorious, Editor porn

    Easily the Best Scorsese movie since the 90's, mainly because it's structured just like Goodfellas and Casino were, only with more drugs and McConaughey cameos. Also, there is a great scene that will once again make you wonder how Leo didn't receive an Oscar when he play that retarded kid. -- The Spork Guy

    Pairs Well With: Goodfellas, Casino, Late night Skinemax specials.

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    Andy "Action-slacks" McGillicuddy May 14, 2014 5:35 pm

    Leonardo DiCapricock yells for three hours in the most shameless Good Fellas rehash since Casino.
    ** Fuck this shit.

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    The Wolf Man (1941)
    Director: George Waggner
    Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains
    This is: The classic werewolf movie, even if the special effects haven’t aged very well.

    The scariest thing about this movie isn’t the fact that the Wolfman looks like an anthropomorphic teddy bear wearing business casual attire. The scariest thing is that the protagonist has a suspiciously rape-y attitude toward the female lead. And her response is always “Oh you, stop kidding around.”  – Leslie Down

    Alternate title: “The Lovable Rapist.”

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    Mick Finnegan December 18, 2012 9:16 pm

    My favorite monster movie as a kid. Love this one.

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    The Wolfman (2010)
    Director: Joe Johnston
    Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Benicio del Toro
    This movie is: Fucking Awful

    I'm all for a Wolf Man remake if done well. This one? I've had hangovers more enjoyable. Look, I won't waste time reviewing the whole thing here. I'll just boil it down to one of the many idiotic plot points: The love interest, who sells antiques, decides to take it on her shoulders and figure out how to cure werewolfism. Uh, the girl who SELLS ANTIQUES is going to figure out a way to cure fucking werewolfism? Really? Sure, why not. --TheErikWilliams

    Tagline was: When the Moon is Full, the Legend Comes to Life.
    Tagline shoulda been: And by legend, I mean my penis.

    No shit: Rick Baker did the make-up but they decided to CGI the transformation scene. Fucking Awesome, retards.
    Pairs well with: headaches

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    The Spork Guy December 5, 2012 12:14 am

    This movie is the only reason I was almost too scared to go see Captain America. Luckily he was possessed by the ghost of Uncle Sam at the right moment.

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    The Woman in Black (2012)
    Director: James Watkins
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarin Hinds
    This movie is: Slow, Horror, Remake

    Hammer Studios is making films again. YES! And this one has a very old school "Hammer" feel to it. First off Victorian people were fucking crazy. Who would put toys like that in a children’s nursery? Who would put toys like that anywhere? Jesus. No wonder their children got all fucked up. This movie probably seems a bit slow to people who are used to jump-out-and-scare-ya-all-the-time-found-footage-bullshit horror films, but if you like your dread slow and steady, check this one out. -- Mick Finnegan

    Pairs well with: The Orphanage, The Wicker Man (1973)
    No shit: This is a remake of a BBC Television movie with Adrian Rawlins, who played James Potter in the Harry Potter franchise.

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    Max_Heller February 26, 2012 9:50 pm

    I saw this two weeks ago. Wow great stuff from our friends across the pond at Hammer Films!!! Hammer is back baby!! Expect more classic Hammer films reviews from us.

    Leslie Down October 8, 2012 8:42 pm

    People excited to see Daniel Radcliffe’s post Harry Potter career: Lower your expectations.
    Adult harry potter puts on old-fashioned clothes and walks around a spooky-old house, occasionally hearing a scary noise, four about two hours. His wife is dead or something; he’s very sad. I think something happens at the end, but I was too asleep to notice.

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    The Wolverine (2013)
    Director: James Mangold
    Starring: Hugh Jackman, Ninjas
    This movie is: Action Superhero

    Logan dreams about Jean, a lot, and they aren't the fun kind of dreams you should be having if your former girlfriend is Famke Janssen, but the weepy, woe is me kind that make it clear Logan is tortured and stuff because, uh, it's hard to live forever and be cursed with adamantium bones, so he goes to Japan at the behest of a dying man he once saved who wants to return the favor by killing Logan (don’t worry, it makes even less sense later!). Cue the ninjas and a train, which sort of saves the movie because it’s a bullet train and instead of being the cliché you’ve been indoctrinated to expect, this scene actually rocks. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie doesn’t, no matter how many ninjas it throws at the lame hero (that’s right, I called this Wolverine lame. Cuz he is. I mean, quit whining, and go fight the Hulk or something). --@busfulloflosers (John Mantooth)

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    The Worlds End (2013)
    Director: Edgar Wright
    Starring: Simon Peg and Nick Frost
    This Movie Is: Again, Edgar Wright (meaning it's somehow both British and funny)

    The bad news is that it's not what you think it'll be. The good news is that It's actually better than you thought it would be. Finally, an end of the world movie that's not centered around the world having ended. -- The Spork Guy

    Pairs Well With: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Ant Man. Trust me, it'll end up pairing well with Ant Man.

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    Max Heller September 17, 2013 10:27 pm

    Sean isn't dead he's a hot fuzzy robot so you need to keep drinking mate. -- Max Heller

    Pairs well with: Sean of the Dead, Hot Fuzz
    No shit: Considered the 3rd movie in the Cornwall trilogy.

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    The Wrestler (2010)
    Director: Darren Aronovsky
    Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marissa Tomei
    This movie is: Drama

    Yeah, he might look like his own exhibit at Madame Tussaud’s Wax museum, but Mickey Rourke is great in this movie. It’s a bit of a downer, watching a guy dedicate himself to something that ultimately destroys him, but well worth your time. This movie also features Marissa Tomei's boobs. But you already knew that, didn't you? -- Mick Finnegan

    Pairs well with: Beyond the Mat

    No shit: When asked if he injected himself with steroids to train for this movie, Rourke replied, “When I’m a wrestler, I behave like a wrestler.”

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    Anonymous February 28, 2012 10:14 am

    pairs well with marissa's pair. (of boobs)

    Marissa February 29, 2012 3:06 pm


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    Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
    Director: Joe Lynch
    Starring: Henry Rollins, Erica Leerhsen, Texas Battle
    This Movie Is: Horror, Inbred

    This movie is worth watching only to see Henry Rollins go Rambo on a family of mutant hillbillies. But again, it is very worth it. --The Spork Guy

    Pairs Well With: Dog Soldiers, The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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    X-Men: First Class (2011)
    Director: Matthew Vaughn
    Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon
    This movie is: Comic Book

    This kick-ass vendetta movie, where Michael Fassbender roams gorgeously cinematic locales meeting out harsh justice and wearing amazing clothes is...only an hour long. The second hour is the frickin' Bad News Bears. Jesus Christ, Fox. Really? --Hagop

    Pairs well with: Bourne Indentity or School of Rock, depending on which half you watch.

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    Mick Finnegan May 6, 2012 12:20 pm

    Totally. I would've watched an entire movie's worth of "Magneto: Nazi Hunter"

    Andy "Action-slacks" McGillicuddy May 14, 2014 5:47 pm

    This movie kicks ass without resorting to destroying a Playstation New York. THIS SHIT IS GREAT ****

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    X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
    Director: Brett Ratner
    Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan
    This movie is: Comic Book

    Brett Ratner is a douche bag. Everyone knows it. This movie was directed by a douche bag. -- Hagop

    Pairs well with: Coors Light. That’s what douche bags drink, right?

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    Joe Rogan March 5, 2012 12:24 pm

    Hey man, I love Coors Light.