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  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project 1999

    ★★★ Rewatched 15 Sep, 2016 8

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

    What's that? Is that the Blair Witch? No, it's Heather, taking a piss.
    -Joshua Leonard

    17 years ago I was there in a theater watching The Blair Witch Project. There was hype around the movie, but what some people who weren't around might not understand is that the hype wasn't the overblown hype you get today. The hype back then was more like "extreme curiosity".

    They basically marketed the film perfectly. It got the average person curious about this different…

  • Twinsters

    Twinsters 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2016

    Pop!
    -Samantha Futerman & Anais Bordier

    So we let the resident teenager pick the movie...

    Ridiculously heartwarming documentary about possible twin sisters separated at birth that only find each other thanks to modern technology... mainly social media. They look identical, but while they are both from South Korea Samantha was raised in the US and Anais in France (currently living in the UK) so they sound nothing a like... except for "Pop!"

    There's not much to it once you get passed the halfway point, but it's hard not to love spending time with Sam and Anais.

  • The Neighbor

    The Neighbor 2016

    ★★★ Watched 12 Sep, 2016

    Hey neighbor...
    -Troy

    Director Marcus Dunstan is back tormenting his favorite actor Josh Stewart and yet again he visits a similar theme, dropping criminals smack dab into the middle of a horror movie.

    Dunstan was one of the architects of the last four Saw films before making his directorial debut with The Collector, followed by The Collection where Josh Stewart, a burglar, gets tormented by a crazed serial killer. Again Stewart is a criminal, this time with a girlfriend and…

  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 11 Sep, 2016

    He used to say, sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse.
    -India Stoker

    Already reviewed this in some detail on Letterboxd over here. If you want an interesting double feature that spans 70 years please watch Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt followed by Stoker. If you don't know how the films are connected, don't look it up. Just watch them first and then do your research after.

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Shadow of a Doubt 1943

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 10 Sep, 2016 1

    God bless Mama, Papa, Captain Midnight, Veronica Lake, and the President of the United States.
    -Ann Newton

    Already reviewed this in some detail on Letterboxd over here. If you want an interesting double feature that spans 70 years please watch this followed by Park Chan-wook's 2013 Stoker. If you don't know how the films are connected, don't look it up. Just watch them first and then do your research after.

  • Money Monster

    Money Monster 2016

    ★★½ Watched 09 Sep, 2016

    The name is Lee Gates, the show is Money Monster. Without risk, there is no reward. Should I sell? Should I a loan? GET SOME BALLS!
    -Lee Gates

    The movie starts out great. You have Jodie Foster directing George Clooney as a Jim Cramer-inspired financial host asshole that is taken hostage by a man that wants to hold him accountable for giving out surefire stock tips that probably ended up bankrupting hundred or thousands of working class people like himself.…

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979

    ★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2016 3

    I know engineers, they LOVE to change things.
    -Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

    Went back and forth on which film to watch for Star Trek's 50th anniversary and finally just decided to go with The Motion Picture as I've probably seen it less than most of the films with the original cast, not because it's the worst though. First you have the "Trek Trilogy" which I've seen the most consisting of Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock and Voyage Home while…

  • Zatôichi and the Chess Expert

    Zatôichi and the Chess Expert 1965

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Sep, 2016

    Chess. It all started over a game of chess.
    -Tomonoshin Sagawa

    The first film in the series that felt episodic to me, like as if the three acts were very distinctive episodes of a show, but it still worked very well. Director Kenji Misumi returns from the first and 8th film as Zatôichi feels responsible for a little girl severely hurt through the collateral damage of one of his fights.

    The final fight might not live up to the spectacular…

  • Horror

    Horror 2015

    ½ Watched 07 Sep, 2016 2

    I think our take away here is that we have to try harder.
    -Dr. Michael White

    Film should have been called "Instant Migraine: The Movie". For a film with horror in the title, I don't think writer/director Tara Subkoff actually understands what horror is. The film has a couple of quick kills at the beginning and then you spend over an hour watching six horrible 12 year old girls be horrible before anything real happens again.

    The fact that a…

  • The Spy in Black

    The Spy in Black 1939

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2016

    That medal ribbon. I don't seem to recognise it. What is it?
    -Reverand John Harris

    A lesser known Michael Powell film, but an incredibly fun spy thriller told from the point of view of the villain, Captain Hardt (Conrad Veidt), a Germain spy who seems to take pleasure in the possibility of killing people.

    Plays like it's going to be straight forward at first, but has a few twists and turns leading up to a climax that I would have…

  • Men, Women & Children

    Men, Women & Children 2014

    ★½ Watched 05 Sep, 2016

    I am keeping my daughter safe and I can teach you all how to do the same.
    -Patricia Beltmeyer

    The feature film equivalent of a public service poster. You'll recognize the girl with the eating disorder 5 seconds after meeting her, but just in case you don't clue in you'll get several other "signs" the size of a Times Square billboard... and if you still don't know what's going on Emma Thompson's voice comes out of nowhere explaining the obvious…

  • Return of the Street Fighter

    Return of the Street Fighter 1974

    ★★★½ Rewatched 05 Sep, 2016

    It's not a perfect transfer, but Return of the Street Fighter still looked awesome in HD on TCM and probably better than any DVD available (I'm assuming). Hopefully this means the films are on their way to Blu-ray soon, a format that is severely lacking in Sonny Chiba films. A Street Fighter box set would be nice, a box set with the Sister Street Fighter films included would be even nicer.