RSS feed for Arcadium

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Ip Man 3

    Ip Man 3 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2016

    After how mediocre Ip Man 2 was, I was really hoping for a proper conclusion to this series with this final film but instead what I got was a movie that was tonally out of place and a mishmash of different plots.

    This supposedly being Donnie Yen's final martial arts movie got me a bit excited after his known displeasure at doing a third film so when he decided to do it I figured he was going to give it…

  • Krampus

    Krampus 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2016

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

    I've had this film sift around in my head for hours after seeing it and I still can't decide if it's a better Christmas movie than Die Hard. I suppose on a technical point it is since it's actually about Christmas, while Die Hard is set during Christmas but I guess I'll just double-feature both films every year until I can decide. I'm absolutely shocked at how much fun this movie was and was one of the few movies this…

Popular reviews

  • ThanksKilling 3

    ThanksKilling 3 2012

    ½ Rewatched 07 May, 2013


    $100,000 was the budget for this film that was financed through Kickstarter and what I want to know is where all that money went. Not only is this abomination of a film easily one of the most unwatchable pieces of shit I've ever had the displeasure of seeing, but I get the feeling the director spent *maybe* $5000 of the money he was given and fucked off with the rest. Part of the charm of Thankskilling was how you…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2015

    Intense is the word that instantly comes to mind when thinking of Whiplash. Despite having a simple as hell premise there were so many moments where I found myself holding my breath without realizing it and this was mainly due to the incredible performance delivered by J.K. Simmons. Miles Teller was good but Simmons fucking owned this movie by giving us this intense animalistic character who terrifies the hell out of you.

    I've seen people criticize the underdeveloped side characters…