Impressions: The Great Mouse Detective and The Bronze Age of Disney

The Great Mouse Detective is the best Disney movie you’ve never seen. Okay, that’s not entirely accurate, it’s a bit rough at times to call it “the best”, and at least some of you have seen it. It is, however, certainly one of the most underrated Disney flicks. The movie is based on the Basil […]

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Impressions: Ginger Snaps

In the long history of movies for/about teenage girls, we’ve seen a wide variety of ways to approach the struggles of puberty, coming into your sexuality, growing and sometimes distancing from the important girl friends in your life, etc. I have seen many, but shamefully until recently, I had never actually gotten around to Ginger […]

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Impressions: You’re Next

You’re Next is the 2011 home invasion/slasher movie that came with a bit of a twist. Erin is going home to meet her boyfriend’s family as they all gather to celebrate with their parents. Crispian, the boyfriend, clearly struggles with his relationship with his family and expectations of him. While the family is fighting over […]

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Impressions: American Mary

American Mary is the 2012 horror movie by the Soska sisters. The Soska sisters are well known for their visceral style and attention to detail as far as violence, gore, and bringing a visual punch. I wouldn’t label them as just making gore porn, not by a long shot, but they do remind me of […]

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Impressions: The Village

Warning this piece will start with spoilers and continue with them. Part of my response/encouragement to give this movie a second chance is based on the big twist, so it will be mentioned early. I saw this movie in theaters with friends, and I remember misunderstanding the plot from the start. This misunderstanding led me […]

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Impressions: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Boy, am I late to this particular party. If you are also late, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 animated movie following Miles Morales’ rise as spider-man. The movie follows Miles as he attends private school, much to his dismay, and struggles with his identity and fitting in. He is bitten by a spider […]

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Impressions: The Conjuring Part 2

So while technically the third (I believe) movie made in the ever-growing The Conjuring universe, it is, as of now, the 7th movie in the chronology. As with most of the movies, there are some references to “real” things and the Warren’s involvement in them, but as with the other movies, there is a lot […]

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31 Days of Horror: Creepshow- All Hallows Eve/The Man in the Suitcase

I felt this would be a good duo to round out the Halloween viewing. Sort of an interesting blend of two very different stories. I enjoyed them both, but not sure how well they tied together. All Hallows Eve This one starts with two preteens meeting up preparing for a night out for Halloween. Both […]

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31 Days of Horror: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

So I am clearly not hitting 31 movies this month. I simply did not have the time once I fell behind. It was a great effort, though, and I am glad I at least attempted. I will try to get a few more up in these last couple of days, including- The Texas Chain Saw […]

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31 Days of Horror: Cabin in the Woods

I enjoy Cabin in the Woods; it is a good balance of horror and comedy. A lot of what happens to the group after they “choose” is closer to legitimate horror. There is tension, gore, jump scares, and a decent amount of fear. It probably won’t land for the most hardcore of us genre fans, […]

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