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  • Little Hope Was Arson

    Little Hope Was Arson 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015

    This was a saddening documentary about a couple guys who burned down ten churches in Texas. The filmmaker did a tremendous job of showing how each man's life brought them to this, even if the arsonists themselves didn't quite know. Both of the families were a bit frightening in their own ways. And the worst part of all of this is that the arsonists didn't get away, they got what was coming to them. And then some more. And then…

  • After

    After 2012

    ★★½ Watched 23 May, 2015

    This was entertaining enough, but it really seemed like it didn't know whether to be a horror or a romantic film. If it had concentrated on one or the other, it would have been better.

  • The Three Stooges

    The Three Stooges 2012

    ★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015

    I'm not ashamed to admit the entire reason I watched this was to see Kate Upton in her sexy nun outfit. Sadly this was only a few seconds, but surprisingly enough the film itself was better than I thought it would be. It had pretty basic family friendly humor, and there were a few hearty laughs as well. I think my favorites were some of the puns.

  • Love Me

    Love Me 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 May, 2015

    This was quite a depressing look at the mail order bride business. They are seemingly just preying on socially awkward, yet handsomely rich American men who are just looking for love (or at least their approximation of it). The couple stories that seemed to have happy endings were where both of the parties seemed a bit on the simple side.

  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972

    ★★★½ Rewatched 14 May, 2015

    It's like Django Unchained for monkeys.

  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2015

    I thought on this watch through of the Planet of the Apes movies, I'll go backwards just to see a bit of regression of the story. I have to say though, watching this film first really is bleak. Everyone seemingly hates everyone else and the battle ends with bodies lying everywhere. While it gives hope that the future has been changed, it's not difficult to see they could just as easily slip back into old patterns.

  • The United States of Autism

    The United States of Autism 2013

    ★½ Added

    After watching this, I've come to the conclusion that the cause of autism is having cunts for parents.
    Also the guy who threw this documentary together really just skimmed the surface of this subject. I wish he would have focused on one or two stories, rather than just having quick interactions with each of the families. There just seemed to be no focus or theme other than meeting parents who have autistic kids.

  • For the Bible Tells Me So

    For the Bible Tells Me So 2007

    ★½ Watched 12 May, 2015

    I agree with the basic message, but this movie just seemed to be trading one set of propaganda for another.

  • Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman

    Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 12 May, 2015

    This Latin GTA was a nice gem on Netflix. There's a sexy female assassin and an unsuspecting DJ in way over his head. The story itself reminded me a bit of El Mariachi, with the guy getting in firefights with different killers and dumb-lucking his way out alive. This was definitely a fun watch.

  • Sam the Man

    Sam the Man 2001

    ★★½ Rewatched 10 May, 2015

    I listened to the commentary track with the director Gary Winick and Fisher Stevens. This was slightly more interesting than the movie itself.

  • Sam the Man

    Sam the Man 2001

    ★★½ Watched 10 May, 2015

    There are some great character actors in here, but overall the story is one that's been tackled in many indie films (and done better). It was worth a watch once, but I'm not likely to ever revisit this movie. I grew up with the Short Circuit movies and later Early Edition, and I love Fisher Stevens to death. I would recommend this for fans of Stevens only.

  • Saved!

    Saved! 2004

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 May, 2015

    Definitely blunt in its metaphors, but a great film nonetheless. Each character that appears on screen has their own unique personality which adds a level of authenticity not usually seen in a film set in high school. Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin deliver most of the comedic lines. I've seen it several times now and it never gets dull.