Sure, Pete's Dragon doesn't maintain the quality of classics like Mary Poppins, but there's still an inherent charm with this movie. Maligned by audiences when it was released in 1977, Pete's Dragon slowly built up a forgiving audience over three decades.
This is a very nostalgic movie for me. It's one of the Disney movies I'd watch at my Grandparents house. I've seen Pete's Dragon more times than Mary Poppins or Dumbo. It's not a perfect movie but it goes a long way on charm.
Perfect mix of comedy and B-level thrills. Instantly re-watchable with a smart, tight script and special effects that totally hold up. I miss 100% practical effect flicks!
1/2 awesome Quentin Tarantino crime flick, 1/2 B-movie schlock. Such a great flick!
I love Season Of The Witch more every time I watch it. A great stand-alone flick that was hampered by being tagged as a Halloween film.
Halloween 2 still remains one of the best horror sequels ever made. Picking up right where the first ended is a pretty great choice and the movie moves along at a brisk pace, even if it's a bit redundant.
Donald Pleasance hams it up even more here and there are a couple epic "holy shit!" moments making this the most entertaining of the Michael Myers flicks.
Still king of all Slasher flicks, Halloween's groundbreaking scares still chill today. The opening First Person scene is consistently creepy and effective.
Pretty much Halloween-On-A-Train. It even stars Jamie Lee Curtis. However, it's well done and steers clear of rip-off territory with it's choices.
David Copperfield is even in this as a magician, doing on camera illusions. Terror Train is definitely entertaining.
Rian Johnson gives is a tight story and smart script, but thinking about it too much might fry your brain like an egg.
I was hoping for something more original and unsettling with Sinister. Written by C. Robert Cargill (movie critic and horror affectionado) and Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, The Day The Earth Stood Still remake) I was kind of hoping they'd take horror to a new level.
What we get is a bit more style and atmosphere than substance. It was frustrating at first, but once I settled that this would be more of a generic ghost story, and seeing the audience reacting so wonderfully, I got wrapped up in the chills and jumps Sinister had to offer.
Sinister has plot problems (turn on the lights Ethan!) and doesn't worry itself about originality. Mainstream scares, but the execution is damn effective. If you're a fan of Insidious or Paranormal Activity there's a lot to like. If you're a serious horror junkie, you may be disappointed.