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Magnum Force
Magnum Force (1973)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Iconic Clint Eastwood with his trusty big ass Magnum has not yet failed to entertain me. This is a good example of a sequel done right, for the most part. It mixes action with mystery and thrills. And it definitely deserves its name Magnum Force, because this film is full of fun bloody gun fights and shoot-outs. While some might be against the flick's apparent glamorization and gun violence, and some might find the story to be the same old tedious stuff, this is a pretty good sequel to the classic Dirty Harry. And a must-see for fans of the first one. Recommended!!

The Hills Have Eyes
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

While I still do think that the 2006 remake is the better movie, the original The Hills Have Eyes is an intensely creepy cult classic. It's another landmark in the creative works of horror legend Wes Craven. The musical score is creepy, the villains are memorable and it's violent. The only problem with a horror film like this is the pacing, it should've been a little faster. But overall, this is an enjoyable and bone-chilling, low-budget horror pic and one to see for genre fans. Recommended!!

Mean Streets
Mean Streets (1973)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Before director Martin Scorsese would direct masterpieces of cinema like Taxi Driver (1976) and The Departed (2006), he started out with this little gangster film. While Robert De Niro is indeed good in one of his first roles, it's Harvey Keitel who really takes the show with a strong performance. It's a very realistic movie about the cold, hard and brutal street activity of Little Italy, which is also nurtured by Scorsese real life witness accounts. It also deals with themes of faith and responsibility. Overall, Mean Streets is a gangster classic, it's an enjoyable flick and a great debut of a great director. Recommended!!

The Conversation
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Conversation is a very interesting movie. While it can feel long sometimes, especially since it takes a good half an hour to really get things going, it's got some very captivating moments. But what I found to be most amazing about this thriller is the provoking social statements it makes on spying, the lack of privacy and the obsession with technology. And Gene Hackman gives a good performance, and it's also funny to see young Harrison Ford in this flick. Overall, this movie is a slow-building crime/thriller, but with an impressive result. Recommended!!

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A movie with its ups and its downs. The strong points are that it wrapes up a few intense scenes, as well as good music and Ben Johnson is also memorable in this docudrama. The fact that it's based on real-life murders makes it even more chilling. But unfortunately, the tone of this flick shifts, with some moments being ridiculously humorous, and it ruins the credibility of this fact based horror film. The dialogue can also be a little boring. It's not a perfect movie, but it is ambitious and for a low budget, I found it to be pretty well done. Recommended for horror fans!!