The Guest

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There’s a new trend in the movies happening that I’m fond of.  These throwback-to-the-80’s movies are now, instead of being self-aware parodies that mock a specific genre and lay on some goofy and ironic thrills, the filmmakers emulate the style faithfully and load the soundtrack with great, great music (and sometimes they soundtrack itself is a work of art).  Before this, there was Drive.  Before that, there was The House of the Devil.  And now, there’s The Guest which carries on the tradition and blends multiple genres into one thrilling movie that blurs the lines between comedy, horror, action and drama.


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The City of Angels: My favorite L.A. movies

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Los Angeles is where the movies are made.  Well, not all of them, but a hell of a lot of them, and if you want to pursue your dream of making them, LA is the best place to start.  The movies that feature this city, though, never do it justice (or are filmed in Canada) and mostly showcase a watered-down version of the place that looks idealistic, clean and like a cloned version of Anywhere, USA.

These are the movies that, to me, show the real deal.

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