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  • Noah 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Apr, 2014

    (In my best Flanders' voice)

    The Lord said to Noah, "There's gonna be a floody, floody."
    Lord said to Noah, "There's gonna be a floody, floody."
    "Get those children (clap once) out of the muddy, muddy!"
    Children of the Lord.

    So Noah, he built him, he built him an arky, arky.
    Noah, he built him, he built him an arky, arky.
    Made it out of (clap once) hickory barky, barky.
    Children of the Lord.

  • Death Spa 1988

    ★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    The most 80's horror film from the 80's. Fairly watchable in a facepalm-y way, with some pretty inventive deaths - frozen fish FTW!

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  • Somewhere in Time 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Feb, 2012

    Old-fashioned Hollywood weepie with a devastating ending, but it tugs on the heart strings so very well. Jane Seymour has never been more exquisite. Christopher Reeve utilizes his gentle, boyish charisma to maximum effect. But of course, the main draw here is the legendary John Barry's (RIP) unforgettable score. The swells and cadences of the main theme are equal parts pure love and pure melancholy - a perfect aural representation of Richard's state-of-mind throughout the film.

  • Grave of the Fireflies 1988

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2013

    A somber, elegiac examination of survival and the loss of innocence/childhood during wartime. Grave of the Fireflies is pure humanism of the De Sica variety in anime form. One of the most emotionally devastating, heartbreaking films ever made, but also one that is poignant and beautiful. Transcends the boundaries of animated films, and absolutely belongs not only near the tops of greatest animated film lists, but the tops of greatest film lists, period.