45- “Starship Troopers” #52PickUp

For this installment of #52PickUp, I looked to Paul Verhoeven’s classic social commentary film… No, not Robocop. You’re right, that is better; why didn’t I do that instead of:

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What are they looking at? Well, Carmen is trying to figure out the best way to tell Johnny.

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38- “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” #52PickUp

For this episode of #52PickUp I watch my favorite Friday the 13th film (yes, you read that right):

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Now, I have a penchant for loving cool concepts, even though they’re attempts to reinvigorate waning franchises like Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and this film, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Hmm, neither one of those were truly final, were they?

I must state first off that I have nothing against the other entries in the Friday the 13th series, I love them all, but this film had that “Je Nais Se Quoi” that allowed it to stand out amongst the rest. I will now attempt to shine a light on my favorite elements of the film. Continue reading

26- “Fluke” #52PickUp

There are few things in life that can get me to cry, (especially so today), but nothing made me cry like this 1995 film from my youth:

 

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When my brother and I first rented this film, we assumed it was a family friendly flick about some dog. Whoop-de-doo. The trailer sold it as such, so we took the chance.

What we discovered is that the film was one of the saddest things that we would ever see. Fluke follows a workaholic man who dies in a car accident and is reincarnated as a golden retriever.

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