There were more than a few pleasant surprises including the low-budget customed caper ALL SUPERHEROES MUST DIE, Arnold's comeback vehicle THE LAST STAND and AFTERSHOCK (with Eli Roth as an American tourist in Chile who must survive the aftermath of an earthquake... and worse) plus a couple flicks that totally lived up to their reps (Duke Mitchell's jaw-dropping MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, the Linda Blair revenge-a-thon SAVAGE STREETS and REWIND THIS!, the first of several VHS-related documentaries I hope to catch this year).
The most pleasant surprise of all may have been 2013's HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, which I had dismissed as an uninspired VAN HELSING rip-off, if such a thing is even possible. Turns out it was actually gory fun as the titular characters and their monster-fighting pals stomped heads and, well, hunted witches with glee.
Here's the running list for January... and the new year so far...
- DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013)
- MASSACE MAFIA STYLE (1974)
- SAVING MR BANKS (2013)
- ALL SUPERHEROES MUST DIE (2011)
- RUSH (2013)
- THE LAST STAND (2013)
- AFTERSHOCK (2012)
- HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (2013)
- BULLET TO THE HEAD (2013)
- SAVAGE STREETS (1984)
- BATMAN BEGINS (2008)
- THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX (2013)
- ARCTIC BLAST (2010)
- KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK (1978)
- REWIND THIS! (2013)
- CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (2013)