70's, Drama, Romance

Harold and Maude (1971) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I don’t watch much in the way of romance movies. It’s one of those genres I have a major blindspot for, like teen movies or dance movies not about break dancers in the 1980s. Hell, I’ve seen more episodes of Manimal than I have some of these genres, and there’s only eight of those. Why […]

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Child Killers, Drama, Horror, Modern, Movies, Revenge

Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

Derek Riley is the proud papa of an adorable six-year-old little girl named Georgia. Georgia is sweet and kind and is clearly Derek’s whole world. So it’s little surprise that her tragic kidnapping and subsequent death at the hands of an unknown assailant sends him into a tailspin. Six months after Georgia’s death, Derek is […]

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70's, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Scum (1979) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I watch a surprising amount of prison movies. It’s not that I have any special affinity towards prison, but the setting makes for an easy method to tell tales of violence, drama, and survival against harsh odds often imposed by other people. Prison makes for an exploitative arena, though the films that focus on it, […]

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60s, Comedy, Dance Dance Dance, Drama, Movies, music, Romance

Wild Guitar (1962)

This movie is actually less exciting than that horrible poster makes it out to be. Motorcycle riding, poor Elvis impersonator and idol wannabe Bud Eagle arrives in California looking for his big break in the music industry. Of course he gets it (and his dream girl), but along the way has to deal with a […]

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80s, Drama, Movies, music, Western

Border Radio (1987)

L.A. musician Jeff is hounded by some thugs and flees to Mexico, leaving his family behind and his wife alone to try to figure out just what the hell made him run off. Border Radio can’t seem to figure out what it wants to be. It’s sprinkled with little bits of noir, western, crime, mystery […]

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60s, Drama, Horror, Movies, Occult, Supernatural

Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)

AKA: Night of the Eagle Norman Taylor is a man of science. Norman is a new member of the faculty at a nearby college and very popular with the students. As a psychology professor he often gives lectures regarding the supernatural (Something they never did in my psychology class. The cheap bastards.) Of course, Norman […]

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80s, Action, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Black Rain (1989) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Let’s be honest. If you looked that good sitting on a motorcycle while wearing shades with a bunch of Japanese signs behind you, you’d probably pose like this too. Michael Douglas knows. Shoot, he’s probably somewhere doing this right now. Damn right, he is. Nick Conklin is a New York City cop on the edge. […]

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Comedy, Drama, Horror, Killer Children, Modern, Monsters, Movies

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ginger Snaps is about sixteen year old Ginger and her fifteen year old sister Bridgette, two morbid, outcast, high-school students who spend their free time faking their own death and taking pictures of it. At least they have a sense of humor about it. The two of them are already appropriately miserable, snarky teens, when […]

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