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  • These Final Hours

    These Final Hours 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    It's gonna hurt a lot, and I don't want to feel it. I don't want to feel a thing.

    A familiar premise yes, but one that's used to tell an emotional story instead of just banking on it's apocalyptic premise. The world is going to end in 12 hours and it will not be pleasant. Enter James, a self-absorbed fuckup that plans on going out drunk and high so he'll feel nothing, but his plans get derailed.

    It's a…

  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

    Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    Knowing that the odds were stacked against me, I resorted to witchcraft.
    -Richard Stanley

    I should have known between the douchebaggery of Val Kilmer and the eccentricities of Marlon Brando that the production behind the 1996 adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau was as crazy as the film itself.

    I had never read up on any of it so the doc was full of revelations for me and the real story of director Richard Stanley is crazier then anything that could have been made up. This film does have serious side effects though, it made me order The Island of Dr. Moreau online.

  • Sleeper

    Sleeper 1973

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    I don't know what the hell I'm doing here. I'm 237 years old, I should be collecting social security.
    -Miles Monroe

    Even though I think Annie Hall and Manhattan are brilliant films, I've never been much of a fan of Woody Allen's. Right or wrong I've always felt he plays the same character in every film and has a tendency to portray himself as the suffering intellectual marooned in a sea of ignorance.

    Now I'll admit that's a weird opinion…

  • Tig

    Tig 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2015

    Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you?
    -Tig Notaro

    The word inspirational gets thrown around a lot in describing films and documentaries, but I'm confident in saying that I've never used that word to describe any of the over 2000 films I've logged on Letterboxd, except for this one. This right here is an incredibly inspirational story.

    If this had been a fictional story I would have panned it and been annoyed because what happens to Tig Notaro

  • Scream 4

    Scream 4 2011

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2015 11

    What's your favourite scary movie?

    My stepdaughter's journey through the Scream films comes to an end and I have to say it was damn fun watching them with her. This ended up being her favorite sequel of the franchise and I gotta say surprisingly after this rewatch it's mine too.

    It appropriately makes fun of films being "meta" as it's own contribution to the genre of horror while trying to ride that out in it's next logical level of…

  • The Enforcer

    The Enforcer 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2015

    No matter what my dad is going to take care of all of you.
    -Johnny Kung

    This was director Corey Yuen and Jet Li's followup to The Defender, also their fifth and final film together as a director/actor duo. This was only their second film set in modern times, the first the already mentioned Defender, a solid action film with a bit of a melodramatic twist.

    It would be hard to top the action this collaboration had already brought us,…

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead 2004

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2015 5

    Now, as well as, er, Mr. Sloane being off today, I'm afraid Ash is, er, feeling a little bit, erm, under the weather. So I will be taking charge as the, erm...

    The corruption of my stepdaughter continues as we take a break from the Scream films and watch Shaun of the Dead... at her request! This came about because I showed her the scene from YouTube where Shaun (Simon Pegg) stumbles to the store after a night of…

  • Nurse 3-D

    Nurse 3-D 2014

    Watched 23 Jul, 2015

    -Abby Russell

    After the news broke that Paz de la Huerta was suing director Douglas Aarniokoski for $55 million because Nurse 3D ruined her career, I felt obligated to watch it. Part of it because I was curious about the trainwreck and part of it might have been malicious celebration.

    I loved Boardwalk Empire, but I couldn't stand de la Huerta on it. She played Lucy Danziger, a former stage performer that was drunk 24/7. Her drunken slurs and…

  • Before We Go

    Before We Go 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2015

    We love what we love... it sucks.
    -Nick Vaughan

    Captain America steps away from the Marvel spotlight to take a stab at directing his first feature film starring himself. While the specifics of the story might have original twists on it, the plot is so unoriginal that you can't even claim it plagiarized anything specific because too many movies have done this before.

    Two strangers meet by chance and are stuck together on one faithful night in New York. Did…

  • The Exterminator

    The Exterminator 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2015 3

    I think you need to take a shit. It's coming out of your mouth instead of your asshole.
    -Detective James Dalton

    After the film blows what has to be half it's budget on an insane Vietnam prologue we settle in New York City where we meet up with the veterans in their new life working in the very first CostCo.

    One of them (Robert Ginty) looks like Steve Wiebe from The King of Kong while the other looks like the…

  • Scream 3

    Scream 3 2000

    ★★★ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2015 2

    But... here's the critical thing... if you find yourself dealing with an unexpected back story and a preponderance of exposition, then the sequel rules DO NOT apply. Because you are not dealing with a sequel, you are dealing with the concluding chapter of a trilogy.

    Stepdaughter is back from camp and we are back to the Scream films and the weakest one of the entire franchise by far, at the time we all thought the "trilogy". The film gets…

  • Seventh Son

    Seventh Son 2014

    Watched 21 Jul, 2015 3

    To be no good at something bad is good.

    The worst film adaptation of a classic Iron Maiden song EVER.

    I watch a lot of crap and rarely am I ever tempted to stop a film midway through it's runtime, but Seventh Son tested me. I started worrying that I was going to fall into a boredom-induced comma or maybe come to a point that I'd take my own life because it would end the movie quicker then finding…