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  • 13th

    13th 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2016

    As I watched Ava Duvernay's 13th I thought about how Politics in America are tough when you have a high political IQ. You find out most people don't read, have a poor understanding of US politics and don't even attempt to bring in foreign politics. I think most people have accepted a bleached, dumbed down easily consumed pop tart version of politics, and that's not bragging as I was very much the same. What made me different is I have…

  • Beyond the Lights

    Beyond the Lights 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Dec, 2016 1

    Girl struggles with stardom.
    Danny Glovers character: “You feeling your wheaties cause you bangin a superstar”

    Lots to talk about this time.
    My second time seeing this going to boost the score up to 4 stars.
    I though Gugu Mubatha Raw is so believable as Noni. She gives the role a little bit of everything it needs. Now quite surprising and unbeknownst to me the fist time I saw this, is this guy in here is Nate Parker...all of the…

  • Odd Thomas

    Odd Thomas 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Dec, 2016

    Everyone in my family loves this, well 4 of them, so I gave it a watch and I loved it too.

  • Honeytrap

    Honeytrap 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Dec, 2016

    Did I have to pick one of the most depressing films on Netflix to watch? A young girl goes to stay with her mother in London and gets caught up in violence. First off its depressing, but being American I was laughing too much at times, because of the Londoners dialog. Like we don't say innit here. So a line like KFC innit and "I like you innit" was cracking me up. and the way they use badman "you want…

  • Fatal Attraction

    Fatal Attraction 1987

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Nov, 2016

    Happily married hobag has affair with 101 dalmations woman. I think this was the last film I saw at the drive in movie. seriously as a kid I decided right then and there I was never having an affair. I didn't feel sorry for Michael Douglas too much, but then in the end she'd gone completely off rails with killing the animal and terrorizing the family. Its still messed up that a pregnant woman has to be drowned and shot. I would have liked a line about her faking the pregnancy at the end. Pretty tense film the last 30 minutes.

  • Presenting Princess Shaw

    Presenting Princess Shaw 2016

    ★★★★ Added

    I only thought I'd watch a few minutes of this at best, but I just loved her personality, actually just about everyone in here seems lovely. A YouTube talent gets plucked from obscurity, when a guy who mixes music clips from youtube decides to include her work.

    I heard some shades of Amy Winehouse vocally and song writing wise, me and that commenter from Youtube shared that opinion. The songs she writes sounds like something Amy would be singing. I…

  • Pervert Park

    Pervert Park 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Nov, 2016

    A candid conversation with a group of sex offenders who live in a trailer park, their stay there is to rehabilitate and reenter them back into society. This is extremely sad. The strength of the documentary is to shine a light on the people you would sooner continue to demonize. It gives you the opportunity to hear their stories. This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever watched. To be honest at times I was very close…

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad 2016

    ½ Watched 24 Nov, 2016 3

    A complete and utter insult to filmmaking in every regard.

  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Nov, 2016

    IF YOU DONT AGREE WITH THIS REVIEW TALK TO THE HAND
    I LOVE THIS SERIES
    ITS FANTASTIC
    A GOOD SCIFI HORROR FILM NEEDS A GOOD PREMISE OR AN ELEMENT OF BELEIVEABILITY FOR THE IMAGINATION, THIS HAS BOTH.

    THIS FILM IS MASSIVELY UNDERRATED
    THIS FILM IS MASSIVELY UNDERRATED
    THIS FILM IS MASSIVELY UNDERRATED
    About to do something unexpected, I'm bumping the score up a whole star. I've always enjoyed this one and there's so much to like about it. It is…

  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005

    ★★½ Watched 13 Nov, 2016

    As I just mentioned in my review for Dreamer I'm laying in bed with a cold yesterday watching WGN late night movies, just couldn't be fussed to change the channel and its always interesting trying to guess what movie is coming on from the logos and cast before the title is shown. I gather all of the late night films are Dream Works films. So this is a based on true story about a woman played by Julianne Moore, that…

  • Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story

    Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story 2005

    ★★½ Watched 13 Nov, 2016

    Well I'd heard nothing of this, I was laying in bed with a cold and this came on WGN late night movie after basketball. So I thought why not. I kept thinking about how good Fly away home was while watching this. Maybe knowing it was a true story would have helped some, its watchable story about a horse that breaks a leg and then heals and races again. I think the cast is fine, but I never really get why hire Elizabeth Shue and don't really use her. I think about the economical side of film. she's sort of just background.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984

    ★★★★★ Added

    What if they got it wrong, what it Freddy wasn't a child killer and the parents burned him to death on a witch hunt. What if its their guilt that creates the specter of a nonexistent Freddy as evidenced by Nancy's mother being an alcoholic. What if Rod killed Tina and then himself with Suicide, so how do I explain Glens death...he got one of those fancy automatic folding beds and was crushed to death. :)