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  • 21 Jump Street 2012

    ★★ Watched 12 Jun, 2014 14

    21 Jump Street started out bordering on hilarious, I laughed really hard when the two undercover, clearly in their mid-to-late 20-something guys tried to fit in at a high school, tripped balls in front of a teacher and kept laughing all the way up until they threw a house party. And then...the gears completely shifted down into "what the fuck, is my blood literally boiling right now? Why won't my lip stop twitching? I need to attend anger management classes."…

  • Circus of Horrors 1960

    ★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2014 1

    More like....wait for it...Circus of Bores.

    Man, plastic surgery was like, REALLY GOOD back in the 1960s on the circus circuit and there were a LOT of women and girls with really nasty facial scaring throughout Europe!!!

    The biggest mistake this movie made was killing off Donald Pleasence so damn early, he should have been the lead (Dr. Schuler), who was instead played by Anton Diffring and not very well if I may add.

    Circus of Horrors was really predictable/boring/repetitive…

  • Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Jun, 2014 11

    It took a bit of convincing and negotiating but my husband managed to pull me away from Diablo III for about 90 minutes to watch Only God Forgives with him last night.

    I'm not sure I could really call myself a big fan of Nicolas Winding Refn's films but I definitely appreciate his style. It looks good and sounds good; and to his credit, that can be a difficult feat for a lot of filmmakers. Stylistically the scenes in the…

  • Bronson 2008

    ★★½ Watched 07 Jun, 2014 1

    I should have just watched Death Wish instead.

  • Lurking Fear 1994

    ★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2014 5

    So, when it takes three days to finish a 75-minute movie, I obviously wasn't feeling it. I started watching Lurking Fear on June 4th, fell asleep and then had to talk myself into finishing it for three days before I finally mustered up the motivation.

    A Charles Band/Full Moon production of an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation with Jeffrey Combs, sporting amazing coverart; yeah, it's safe to say that I was fooled. It wasn't the first time and it won't be the…

  • Rabies 2010

    ★★ Watched 06 Jun, 2014 2

    After an animal has contracted rabies the first stage of the infection is characterized by behavioral changes and by the third stage you're well into what they call, "furious rabies." Animals in this stage are hyper-reactive (thanks wiki) and will lash out violently at anything or anyone who crosses their path. I know a lot of people are confused by the title of this Israeli horror film, but I believe these early stages of the infection were the inspiration for…

  • The Killing of America 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Jun, 2014 15

    The Killing of America made me cry....quite a bit.

    Just when you start to think, "hey, you know what, at least it's better in the U.S. now," then you realize that it is not. Crime rates in certain cities have gone down but they've just inflated elsewhere. Like squeezing the middle of a water-balloon.

    School shootings? Yeah, we still got those. Even more now, actually, with higher piles of children stacked on the front lawn of America's gun obsession. Serial…

  • The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard 2013

    ★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2014

    I decided to finally sit down and watch this as I read in the news that Peter Sunde was arrested in Sweden today. The unfortunate thing about this documentary is that there really isn't anything explored that hasn't already been covered in the media.

    Interesting how the one really racist guy (Fredrik Neij) married a woman from Laos and planned on being an immigrant there...yet his views on immigrants in Sweden were rather reprehensible.

  • Happy Birthday to Me 1981

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jun, 2014 3

    When revisiting Happy Birthday to Me yesterday, neither my husband or I had seen it in years. Somehow we both managed to remember different things but there was a lot of trying to recall twists&kills on both our parts. That's usually a pretty annoying disadvantage to re-watching a movie you've only seen once or twice, you spend more time trying to remember things instead of just watching what is going on and enjoying it.

    The greatest slasher films came out…

  • Junk Mail 1997

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2014 3

    Ja, jeg vet. Jeg sa at jeg skulle se en norsk film hver dag før eksamen (på onsdag!). Vanligvis er jeg svært vanskelig når jeg har et frivillig prosjekt (jeg er lat og sta, jeg begynner på noe men mister lett interessen). Det er derfor jeg aldri er med på "Challenges" på Letterboxd.

    Budbringeren er en kjempefin film som fikk meg til å le ofte! Filmen ble laget i 1997 og før jeg visste det, lurte jeg på hvorfor alt…

  • Phantasm 1979

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2014 8

    When I start to realize it has been many years since I've seen some of my longstanding favorites, I know it is best to give them another spin because as you age not only do you forget things; you may interpret the film differently as your worldview evolves/changes.

    I think I will always love the Phantasm series and even though I may not want to admit it, some of that affection may have to do with seeing the series at…

  • Mr. Sardonicus 1961

    ★★★ Watched 31 May, 2014

    I was never aware of the folklore surrounding the term "ghoul," which is a word used to describe people who hang out in graveyards and do unsavory things, which is the most essential definition given to William Castle's gimmicky genre entry.

    I really hated the makeup used on Oskar Homolka, his one wonky eye just looked like they piled on some silly putty to obstruct his vision. The make-up used on the Ghoul was a bit better and very reminiscent…