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  • Capote

    Capote 2005

    ★★★½ Watched 02 May, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The acting in this, specifically Hoffman's, is like 10/10. It's a brilliant performance as he basically becomes Truman Capote.

    I enjoyed watching Capote lie and manipulate to get what he wanted. Over and over again telling Perry he hadn't yet chosen a title (which was a thing that actually happened; it's documented in their written correspondence).

    I like Perry's sister telling Capote not to trust her brother, that he's not as sweet as he pretends to be, and then Perry…

  • The Final

    The Final 2010

    ★½ Watched 01 May, 2016

    This film takes itself really super-cereal, guys.

    To be fair, the problem isn't that The Final takes itself seriously; it's that it's poorly written, so the seriousness feels artificial and unearned. It relies too much on characters talking.

    It'd be one thing if this movie were just an all-around terrible piece of garbage, but it's not. The Final looks and sounds really good, especially for being a low-budget film. That's what makes the script so damn frustrating: the creators made…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing 1982

    ★★★★★ Added

    This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.

    The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.

    I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2013 4

    Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.

    The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."

    Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.