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Check out Romona’s review of Sleepless in Seattle
THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Night of the Comet (1984)
“A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
“Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as ‘the juice’.”
Check out Double Impact’s thoughts on Juice here.
Jack’s Back (1988)
“A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper’s 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.”
*Spoiler Warning* but the spoilers will save you from certain expectations of this film because this one upset me as this goes on my movie hate list.
I love James Spader. He is always great and he is one of the most underrated actors. And asshole Spader is the best Spader. However, we don’t get asshole Spader. This is on me but I thought Spader would be the Ripper copycat killer and we find out very early that he is not. That’s not even a spoiler but just a letdown. This movie isn’t about any of the murders or finding the copycat killer. No, it’s about the somewhat more evil twin brother (Spader) trying solve his twin brothers (Spader) murder at the hands of a guy who isn’t the copycat killer just to find out, in the last 15 minutes of the movie, that the copycat killer is some dweeb we met once previously in the movie.
The only thing that kept me going was somewhat bad boy Spader who I was holding out hope that he ended up being the killer but no. Just so disappointing. What is sad is that this wouldn’t have been that bad of a film if you just removed the Jack the Ripper angle that had nothing really to do with the movie. Add in a couple more kills and better killer reveal and this wouldn’t be too shabby. Just a movie of constant letdowns to the point it angered me and made my hate list. I love you, Spader. Sorry I have to do this to one of your films. (hatred/5)
Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
“A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.”
This was the first big let down in the series for me. It should have been called Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes a Boat for Most of the Movie to Chase People Around in Dark Alleyways to Only Spend Less Than 10 Minutes in Times Square. Those 10 mins are easily the best of the movie though. With a title like Jason Takes Manhattan, you are expecting more run-ins with New Yorkers, police, gangs etc. There are things I love in this of course. Kane Hodder is just a beast. it has one of the best kills of the whole franchise and that Times Square shot is iconic. I liked the fact that Jason was focused on the kids from Crystal Lake and not just any person he encountered unless they were in his way. I can even appreciate the supernatural elements they tried implementing even though they came off pretty cheesy. I don’t hate this movie (that’s reserved for part 9) but it is a letdown. (2.5/5)
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