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Awfully Good: Shoot 'Em Up

While John Wick lights up theaters for a second time, we look back at an action movie that definitely deserved a sequel…   Shoot 'Em Up (2007)   Director: Michael Davis Stars: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci Adventures in babysitting. With guns. Lots of guns. Like every adolescent who...
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Awfully Good: Blank Check

Veteran character actor Miguel Ferrer passed away last week. While he's perhaps best known for roles in ROBOCOP, TWIN PEAKS and other films, I'll always remember him as the bad guy in… Blank Check (1994) Director: Rupert Wainwright Stars: Brian Bonsall, Miguel Ferrer, Karen Duffy, Tone Loc A child learns that crime literally pays....
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Awfully Good: The Brothers Grimsby

Let's kick off the new year by looking back at one of the worst movies of 2016 . Also, Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration is next week, so it seems fitting to feature a film where he gets AIDS.   The Brothers Grimsby (2016)   Director: Sam Firstenberg Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Mark Strong's Fleeting Dignity...
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Awfully Good: Worst of 2016

The Worst Movies of 2016 I think we as a human society can agree that 2016 was a particularly awful year for a number of reasons. And that misery sadly extended to the movies as well. Here’s my list of the worst of the worst—films were all memorably terrible for their own special reasons. 10. MOTHER’S DAY Garry Marshall sure had a hard-on for that...
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Awfully Good: Santa's Slay

Santa's Slay (2005) Director: David Steiman Stars: Bill Goldberg, Emilie de Ravin, Douglas Smith After losing a bet a thousand years ago, the Santa we know has only been forced to be nice to everyone on Christmas. Now his time delivering presents is up and everyone everywhere is on the Naughty List. Any movie that sets Fran Drescher...
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Awfully Good: Holiday in Handcuffs

Being married means I've seen my fair share of Christmas movies on ABC Family and the Hallmark Channel. They're all uniformly terrible—chock full of predictable stories, cardboard characters and sappy life lessons—but there's a special place in Hell for…   Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)   Director: Ron Underwood Stars:...
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Awfully Good: Teen Witch

With a return to the world of Harry Potter this weekend, Awfully Good revisits our favorite movie about magical adolescents… Teen Witch (1989) Director: Dorian Walker Stars: Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Dan Gauthier An awkward high school outcast gets magical powers on her 16th birthday and uses them for pure evil. Not...
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Awfully Good: Dreamcatcher

Originally I chose this movie to coincide with the release of the extraterrestrial drama ARRIVAL, but after the U.S. election last night, a column about sentient shit-weasels also seems appropriate today. Dreamcatcher (2003) Director: Lawrence Kasdan Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee A group of four psychic friends go camping in...
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Awfully Good: Jason X

From one Jason to another, Happy Halloween from Awfully Good! Jason X (2001) Director: Jim Isaac Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder Jason Voorhees' machete still works just fine in space. In case you were wondering. You know a franchise has run out of steam when it decides to inexplicably send its characters in to outer...
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Awfully Good: The Haunting

We'll get you in the Halloween spirit this month, starting with… The Haunting (1999) Director: Jan de Bont Stars: Lili Taylor, Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson Three strangers are brought to a creepy old house as subjects in a secret study on the effects of fear. And wouldn't you know it, that creepy old house just happens to...
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Awfully Good: Monster A Go-Go

2016 claimed yet another celebrity this week: director Herschell Gordon Lewis, the "Godfather of Gore." We've covered Lewis' early slasher-splatter film BLOOD FEAST and while he's best known as a pioneer of graphic violence, around these parts his most lasting work is without a doubt….   Monster A Go-Go (1965)  ...
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Awfully Good: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Finally! A new BLAIR WITCH movie to wipe the taste of this one out of our mouths… Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) Director: Joe Berlinger Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Kim Director, Erica Leerhsen A group of BLAIR WITCH PROJECT fans venture in to the same woods and clearly learned nothing from the first movie. I imagine it's not...
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