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  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2015

    I actually enjoyed watching this film more than I did watching the original Jurassic Park. It's a highly entertaining thriller that is more concerned with being a good monster movie than it is trying to pretend to be philosophical and profound, as the first film was. Jeff Goldblum is a much better protagonist than Sam Neill, there are improved action set pieces, the dinosaurs are more present, and the transition to the action is not jarring at all. I appreciated…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park 1993

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Jun, 2015

    I am one of the four people in the world who have yet to see Jurassic World, so I'm going back through the chronology of dinosaur films to see what all the fuss is about.

    This is the only film in the franchise I have seen, but I'm coming into it with competent eyes for the first time. I am counting this as my first watch of this film simply because I was born in 1991, this film was released…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown 1974

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2014 1

    Chinatown is a great noir film with what I would consider now to be one of my favorite Jack Nicholson roles. Other than Nicholson and Faye Dunaway the performances are average, but the soundtrack alternates from classic noir to mostly-thriller-but-nearly-horror atmospheric elements, and the narrative is surprisingly easy to follow for a noir film, without sacrificing good writing in the process. Starting off slow but building gradually and becoming far more interesting as the film progresses, the narrative and its…