The Second Annual Fast and Fentress October Fright Fest

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It’s that spooky time of year again, and you know what that means – another round of scary movie reviews!  Though this time I won’t be holding myself to the hellish pace of one review per day, I will be getting as many in as I can.  And as before, the only criterion for inclusion is that I can’t have seen the movie.  Later today I’ll publish the first of these reviews, for the 2016 home invasion thriller Hush.  So keep your eyes peeled; these movies are TO DIE FOR.

The Fast and Fentress October Fright Fest

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Starting later today, I’ll be reviewing one horror movie per day (none of which I’ve seen before) for the month of October.  Variety played an important role in the selection process; the films I chose span multiple sub-genres, decades, and countries of origin.  Later today I’ll be publishing the first of these capsule reviews, for the 1981 slasher The Burning.  Stay tuned; it’ll be a real SCREAM!

Movie Review: Trainwreck

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Written by star Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck tells the story of Amy Townsend, a successful magazine reporter whose love life consists solely of one-night stands and casual flings.  Enter Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), a good-guy sports doctor whom Amy is assigned to interview.  After an initial meeting followed by drinks and journalistically questionable sex, she stumbles into a relationship with him.

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A Definitive Guide to the Fast and Furious Movies, Part 1

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As you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I’m a fan of the Fast and Furious movies.  So when my cousin Zack proposed a marathon, I accepted right away, especially since his only prior exposure to the series was having seen “about half” of Tokyo Drift.  I couldn’t wait to introduce him to the series, which would also allow me a chance to rethink my initial ranking.

The marathon took place over three nights, clocking in at nine hours and fifteen minutes.  Here are my rankings and reviews of the movies, along with Zack’s immediate reactions. Continue reading