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  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Nov, 2014

    Entertaining from beginning to end, this documentary chronicles Ray Harryhausen's work in a linear fashion, while having some big names from Hollywood chime in to talk about the influence his work had on themselves. Fun, charming, and informative, Special Effects Titan is a pleasure.

    But where this movie crosses the line from good to great, is the underlying message filmmaker Gilles Peso is trying to convey... this form of art, stop-motion special effects, is far superior to digital animation, and…

  • The Aviator 2004

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    John C. Reilly needs to be in more movies.

    And by more movies, I mean serious movies.

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  • King Kong 2005

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 May, 2012 2

    So this does it. This ends my King Kong marathon.
    1933, 1976, and 2005.

    What did I think of Peter Jackson's adaption?
    I've got to say, pretty dang awesome.

    Jackson captures the feel and essence of the thirty's so incredibly well, that my favourite parts of the movie were that in the beginning and the end when we spend time in New York City. His attention to detail is extraordinary. The original clocked in at an hour and forty-six minutes,…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2014 1

    There is nothing new to say about this movie: it's iconic. It's fun. It's suspenseful. It's violent.

    It's a classic.