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Old 7th January 2020
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Caught this little gem last night. Deathgasm is a movie about a couple of teenagers starting a metal band in a small town. Things take a turn for the awesome when they get hold the sheet music for "The Black Hymn", a song that when played summons the king of all demons. If it sounds silly, that's because it's supposed to. It's a tribute to old grindhouse films that pokes fun at the Satanic Panic of the 80's and 90's. Considering the subject matter, it's actually relatively light on gore, but more than makes up for it with a ton of laughs. I mean come on, just this situation here alone is enough to be worth witnessing:

Old 9th January 2020
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Caught this little gem last night. is a movie about a couple of teenagers starting a metal band in a small town.]


Old 9th January 2020
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This isn't my review of The Rise of Skywalker, but it mirrors my feelings almost exactly....

BEWARE - NSFW, and NOT all uses of language is what I approve of... nevertheless:

Old 9th January 2020
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The Amateurs doesn't get nearly the love that it should. For a movie about porn, it's oddly wholesome and oh so hilarious. Especially Ted Danson coming out of the closet. That part was memorable.
Old 9th January 2020
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Better Off Zed is supposed to be a horror comedy, but it's honestly just kind of depressing. The zombie apocalypse has hit New Zealand and this couple are trapped in their house/yard (a high fence keeps them safe and an orange tree provides them with just enough food to fend off scurvy.) The woman is putting in all of her efforts to get help and signal passing planes, but the guy? Well, he's a bit of a lazy self-centered jerk. Not having to work or pay bills, he's having the time of his life, and is actively sabotaging rescue attempts so he can keep being a slacker. This one is so unmemorable that I forget having even watched it last weekend.
Old 11th January 2020
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Just saw greenbook for the first time about 4 days ago. Superb movie.
Indeed! I saw it last October and really enjoyed it. Great story. Great acting.
Old 12th January 2020
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Better Off Zed is supposed to be a horror comedy, but it's honestly just kind of depressing. The zombie apocalypse has hit New Zealand and this couple are trapped in their house/yard (a high fence keeps them safe and an orange tree provides them with just enough food to fend off scurvy.) The woman is putting in all of her efforts to get help and signal passing planes, but the guy? Well, he's a bit of a lazy self-centered jerk. Not having to work or pay bills, he's having the time of his life, and is actively sabotaging rescue attempts so he can keep being a slacker. This one is so unmemorable that I forget having even watched it last weekend.




(But this one was actually funny IMHO)
Old 13th January 2020
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I was a total lazy butt this weekend. It was the last one before I start back to school and have to read until my butt falls off, so I packed in a few movies.



The worst thing that ever happened to Star Wars was the fans. I figured out recently that I actually do like Star Wars, but I'm not a geek about it, which means I can just sit back and actually enjoy the movie. Solo is undeserving of the hate it gets. I thought it was a fantastic story about Han's origins and what he's willing to do out of loyalty. Everybody did a great job, the effects were fun, and it was just an enjoyable film. In particular, I love the portrayal of Lando by Chris Glover. That kid did a good job of bringing this once tiny side character to life. If you're not a Star Wars nerd, you'll probably love it.



I love horror, but I'm not a fan of excessive gore with no story to back it up. I'm especially not an Eli Roth fan, but I wanted to give The Green Inferno a shot because it's supposed to be a love letter to classic exploitation films like Cannibal Holocaust. (It's even named after the fictional movie inside of Cannibal Holocaust.) Also, supposedly this one has a message. Supposedly indeed. It's nothing but senseless violence in the jungle. The characters are absolute garbage human beings, and you end up rooting for the cannibals. This would be a totally different story if there had been any sort of emotional investment in these characters, but there's none. Everything that happens to them is deserved, and I'm pissed that the blonde lady at the beginning of the movie didn't get included in the killings because she is so easy to hate. Oh yeah, and there's some virtue signalling. So yeah, this movie sucks.



This one's not nearly as sweet and adorable as the first one. The Secret Life of Pets 2 is basically three loosely connected stories smashed into one movie. I think if each of those stories were fleshed out, they could have made for great individual movies, but instead the whole thing feels rushed. Even for the kids, there's not nearly as much cuteness as the first one. There's one thing that's super duper cute in the movie. Ready for me to show it to you? Meet Hu the tiger cub:



Boom. Just saved you twenty bucks.

Here, have some more:

Old 13th January 2020
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(But this one was actually funny IMHO)
I believe the word you're looking for is classic. I love that movie so much.
Old 13th January 2020
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The worst thing that ever happened to Star Wars was the fans. I figured out recently that I actually do like Star Wars, but I'm not a geek about it, which means I can just sit back and actually enjoy the movie. Solo is undeserving of the hate it gets.
I agree that it didn't deserve the worst of the bad reviews it got. And I agree that Star Wars fans are 'difficult'. But really the problem is with the fans that have really low demands in terms of quality and a Disney that doesn't know how to manage a franchise and make great Star Wars films.

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I thought it was a fantastic story about Han's origins and what he's willing to do out of loyalty. Everybody did a great job,
"fantastic" and "great" is what I'd reserve for other films.

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it was just an enjoyable film.
This I agree with.
Old 14th January 2020
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Finally got back to my Saw binge. Saw IV didn't even make sense. Horrible story. Horrible acting. But I have to admit that the gore effects were impressive.
Old 15th January 2020
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I was reading a story for class that I really enjoyed and upon finishing, found out that there's a movie adaptation in the works by the director of this movie. I watched it on Netflix last night and bought it on BluRay just now. I absolutely adore it! A Ghost Story is about a man that dies and haunts the house that he lived in. It's not a horror/scary film in the least, and there's very little dialog. This is unapologetically existentialist in nature. If I had to pin a theme to it, "impermanence" comes to mind. It's a beautiful film and I'd easily list this among my favorites.
Old 17th January 2020
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I was reading a story for class that I really enjoyed and upon finishing, found out that there's a movie adaptation in the works by the director of this movie. I watched it on Netflix last night and bought it on BluRay just now. I absolutely adore it! A Ghost Story is about a man that dies and haunts the house that he lived in. It's not a horror/scary film in the least, and there's very little dialog. This is unapologetically existentialist in nature. If I had to pin a theme to it, "impermanence" comes to mind. It's a beautiful film and I'd easily list this among my favorites.
After reading your post I researched this film, it sounded very interesting.....My wife and I watched it last night on DVD.

It really is one of the most innovative, thought provoking and moving films....We both enjoyed it very much.....It's amazing that works like this often slip under the radar.

Thank you for bringing it to our attention!
Old 17th January 2020
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After reading your post I researched this film, it sounded very interesting.....My wife and I watched it last night on DVD.

It really is one of the most innovative, thought provoking and moving films....We both enjoyed it very much.....It's amazing that works like this often slip under the radar.

Thank you for bringing it to our attention!
Well thanks for saying that. It's nice to know that my opinion counts for something!
Old 17th January 2020
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Watched Saw 5 last night. A little better than the fourth one, I thought. Less gore, but the traps used were kind of interesting. The plot still is weird, though.
Old 19th January 2020
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I was reading a story for class that I really enjoyed and upon finishing, found out that there's a movie adaptation in the works by the director of this movie. I watched it on Netflix last night and bought it on BluRay just now. I absolutely adore it! A Ghost Story is about a man that dies and haunts the house that he lived in. It's not a horror/scary film in the least, and there's very little dialog. This is unapologetically existentialist in nature. If I had to pin a theme to it, "impermanence" comes to mind. It's a beautiful film and I'd easily list this among my favorites.
I love this scene, like he's explaining how to write a good song:

Old 19th January 2020
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I was a total lazy butt this weekend. It was the last one before I start back to school and have to read until my butt falls off, so I packed in a few movies.


I think thy should have called that move "Lando", because he was the coolest guy in the movie.
Old 19th January 2020
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Old 4 weeks ago
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I think thy should have called that move "Lando", because he was the coolest guy in the movie.
I certainly agree with you there. He did kind of steal the show. lol
Old 4 weeks ago
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I ended up being super lazy over the long weekend:

Saw VI - More of the same.

Saw VII - Right about now is where I'm really starting to question who's still watching these. Impressive gore effects if that's your thing.

Jigsaw - This one took me by surprise. When I think the Saw series couldn't possibly get any worse, they conclude the series with an actual decent movie. This one I'd say is nearly on the same level as the first Saw.

So, final Saw series assessment: Watch the first and the last one. The other ones would have been better as television episodes or straight-to-video b-movies.


The funny thing about Besetment is that the poster/cover spoils the ending. Not really a great movie anyway. Not bad for an indie, and I like the acting, and the story is a good one, but somehow the execution falls short.


Intruders ended up being pretty good. It's a home invasion movie where a bunch of teens break into this woman's house while her brother's funeral is going on. One would expect that she'd be at the funeral, except that the big twist is that she's agoraphobic. It's a pretty rough tale, but it's well acted, and the twists are fun to watch. I have to throw in some praise for the way the actress portrayed agoraphobia. It's hard to communicate to people what that's like, but this movie does a pretty good job of showing how it feels to be afraid of going out of your house.


Baskin is an interesting entry into surrealist horror. It's a Turkish movie about a group of police officers that when responding to a call, find themselves in a different world. The story is told through dream sequences and a rather unnerving vision of Hell. This one is a little unsettling to watch, so be wary of that, but it's visually very stunning. I'm still processing this one.


This one's a lot of fun. Furry Nights is about a group of teens making a bad horror movie in the woods. When a furry (people who dress up as cartoonish animals) is mistaken for a bear, the teens shoot and kill it without realizing that it's a person until it's too late. As is typical for these movies, rather than getting the police involved immediately, the kids dispose of the body, and the furry bear's friends (see below) start stalking and killing the teens in revenge. This is the kind of movie that if you're looking at the cover, then you already know what to expect. It's got some yucks and a few "what were they thinking?" moments. Honestly it's not as bad as it looks. It's still bad, just not as bad as Brutality.



Brutality is not only a bad movie, it's the kind of movie that knows it's bad, and celebrates it. If you've got the stomach for low-budget comedy, this is a fun one to watch. My wife and I laughed nonstop at the bad acting, terrible dialog, and hilariously bad special effects.


Pyewacket was a fun one about a girl that is uprooted from her hometown by her mother. Driven by teenage angst, the girl decides to summon an evil spirit to kill her mom. Even her friends know that this was kind of a fricked up think to do. (Though to be fair, her mom is kind of a bitch and says some nasty things about the daughter to her face.) This one's a slow burn, but a rewarding one. Much more creepy than scary. The ending of this one is very clever. All in all, I'd recommend this one even to nonhorror fans.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Tonight, I watched Extinction. It's a sci-fi thriller along the lines of Skyline and Battle Los Angeles

I thought it was quite good despite some bad reviews, lol. It's on Nextflix.

Old 4 weeks ago
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Tonight, I watched Extinction. It's a sci-fi thriller along the lines of Skyline and Battle Los Angeles

I thought it was quite good despite some bad reviews, lol. It's on Nextflix.

I can't believe I forgot about this movie! I went ahead and rewatched it because I remembered enjoying it the first time around (and to be honest, I wanted a break from the horror binge I've been on.) It still has a solid gut punch the second time around.

As far as reviews, I put more stake in the Tomatometer than I should considering how it's a terrible way to gauge a movie. I think sci-fi and horror flicks get unfairly criticized anyway because they're notorious for not breaking new ground, and it's really hard to deliver on the massive promises these movies make, so I'll be a little more lenient when it comes to evaluating these movies, especially as a fan. So yeah, 40% is kind of a low score, but for me, that's "give it a chance" territory. I think the mark of a good science fiction is that you walk away from it asking yourself questions about the film. As I'm laying down after the credits have rolled and am wondering if there is something we should be doing as a society to prevent these events from happening, I'd say this is a damn good film.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Tonight, I watched Extinction. It's a sci-fi thriller along the lines of Skyline and Battle Los Angeles

I thought it was quite good despite some bad reviews, lol. It's on Nextflix.
I couldn't resist, for some reason.

Pretty not great in my opinion. I'd say on par with Skyline, both worse than Battle LA.
Old 4 weeks ago
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I couldn't resist, for some reason.

Pretty not great in my opinion. I'd say on par with Skyline, both worse than Battle LA.
Worse than Battle LA? Holy dog-****!

My mom has Netflix, tons of obscure sci-fi on there. This week we had dinner and watched this one, it was not bad.


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Worse than Battle LA? Holy dog-****!

My mom has Netflix, tons of obscure sci-fi on there. This week we had dinner and watched this one, it was not bad.


Ex Machina is not obscure sci-fi. it was pretty big ind film when it came out. its just not star wars tent pole film.

FWIW.. I finally watched The Irishman. The best actor of the bunch turned out to be Joe Pesci. But damn, those guys are getting really really old. They all 80 year olds almost. How time flies.
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Worse than Battle LA? Holy dog-****!
Well... I think Battle LA is a better made film on most levels. It's still not a great film I think, but this one is less well structured.

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My mom has Netflix, tons of obscure sci-fi on there. This week we had dinner and watched this one, it was not bad.
Yeah, Ex Machina is good. If you're into 'smaller' sci fi flicks then a few to check out off the top of my head are;

Moon
Gattaca
Annihilation
The Zero Theorem (if you like Gilliam)
Dredd (2012)... not sure if it's small or obscure though...
Attack The Block (Before Boyega started making real [email protected] films for Disney)
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Ex Machina is not obscure sci-fi. it was pretty big ind film when it came out. its just not star wars tent pole film.
Agree.

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FWIW.. I finally watched The Irishman. The best actor of the bunch turned out to be Joe Pesci.
Totally agree.

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But damn, those guys are getting really really old. They all 80 year olds almost. How time flies.
I thought perhaps it was the idea of it all to have them be older guys. Agree again though.

Generally a pretty forgettable film.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Well... I think Battle LA is a better made film on most levels. It's still not a great film I think, but this one is less well structured.



Yeah, Ex Machina is good. If you're into 'smaller' sci fi flicks then a few to check out off the top of my head are;

Moon
Gattaca
Annihilation
The Zero Theorem (if you like Gilliam)
Dredd (2012)... not sure if it's small or obscure though...
Attack The Block (Before Boyega started making real [email protected] films for Disney)
Thank man. I'm a little behind on the Sci-fi these days...

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Time Machine was decent.
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