Re: and movies and genres (long post)
After seeing people here bash Escape from New York I had braced myself for it to be not as good as I remembered when I rewatched it a few years ago, and found out that I still liked it alot. Then I rewatched L.A., which I thought was disappointing the first time, and found that it was even worse on rewatch. It should have been fun, but Carpenter really phoned it in. If I'd missed the credits I would have thought that it was directed by somebody else. Probably my pick for his worst movie (although there are some that I haven't seen, including Vampires). I liked the Bruce Campbell bit though.
A few years back I tried to see if there was any Hair Metal that I really liked. Dokken seemed promising, but I couldn't make it through an album without getting bored.