John Quinn

John Quinn

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Favorite films

  • Lost Highway
  • Psycho
  • Ed Wood
  • RoboCop

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  • Scream

    ★★★★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★

  • Scream 4

    ★★★★

  • Truck Turner

    ★★★★

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  • Scream 3

    Scream 3

    ★★★

    Don’t get me wrong. This is not a good movie. Kevin Williamson is sorely missed. Oh but there’s a lot to enjoy in this 22-year-old movie.  I’m such a sucker for Hollywood on Hollywood movies. The film borderlines parody and gets a little too silly (Jay and Silent Bob) and too stupid (the voice box)at times.  But any SCREAM movie directed by Wes Craven is better than no SCREAM movie director by Wes Craven.
    Feels a bit icky seeing a Hollywood that normalized what Harvey Weinstein did in a movie produced by Harvey Weinstein.

  • Scream 2

    Scream 2

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    First time I noticed so many things that don’t make sense in the final 35 minutes. Why does Sydney run all the way back to the theater? Did the frat boys party for just 20 minutes and then leave Derek tied up there? I could go on and on but it’s remarkable how we didn’t care back when we saw this back in 1998.  Probably the best first sequel in a series that was made in less than a year after the first one.

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  • Big Momma's House

    Big Momma's House

    I was visiting Los Angeles in 1999 and saw this at a test screening - so I had no idea what movie I was about to see.
    That's my review. I wanted to explain why I saw this movie.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★★

    Tarantino is so good that even Jamie Fox can't ruin this movie.
    Hilarious, bloody, intense, epic. Exactly what you'd expect from a slave movie / Western from Quentin Tarantino. I had high expectations and this film met them. Always a good year when there's a film from this writer/director to remind us how good movies can be - and should be.