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  • Nerve

    Nerve 2016

    ★★½ Watched 18 Aug, 2016 6

    Are you a Watcher? Or a Player?
    -Bunch of folks

    I had little to no interest in seeing Nerve ever since seeing the first trailer. Honestly I've been making fun of it since seeing the first trailer, but lack of selection at the multiplexes led us to seeing it.

    Surprisingly it had a ton of potential that I hadn't bothered to think of. There's the obvious delving into the dark side of how far people are willing to go for…

  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2016

    I trust you.

    Found this little gem when I went exploring deeper into the NetFlix horror section and basically ignored the "Suggestions for You". It's an indie film from first time writer/director Perry Blackshear... hell he shot it himself too.

    You figure out early on that the entire film is a build up to the end, keeping you guessing just how this god damn thing is going to end. We meet Wyatt (MacLeod Andrews) and soon realize that he…

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Kung Fu Panda 3 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2016 1

    If you only do what you can do, you'll never be better than what you are.

    The fat panda Po voiced by Jack Black is back dealing out some more kung fu for the masses. You can clearly see the love of classic kung fu movies bursting at the seams when you watch the Kung Fu Panda movies and that's one of the major reasons I like them so much.

    It's cute, it has a great style beyond just…

  • Dracula

    Dracula 1931

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2016

    Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.
    -Count Dracula

    Bela Lugosi passed away 60 years ago today (August 16th). He wasn't treated like an icon then, but he is remembered as one now.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2016 2

    You change your hunting ground for a few years, and everyone forgets how the Law works.
    -Shere Khan

    Disney's quest to adapt their former glories to live action has gained enough momentum that I can't see where it might end, but after Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella I really wasn't looking forward to any more of them. Best case scenario I thought some might turn out ok, hopefully none of them will be too awful.... and hopefully most of…

  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2016 6

    Once you see that shit... it'll fuck you up for life. Good luck! Have fun!

    Seth Rogen and the boys are back taking a look at the other side of the coin that they first brought up in This Is the End. If you've seen both films and don't know what I'm talking about, look at it this way: both movies basically have a character saying "Hey assholes, you've got it all wrong!" but from two completely opposing religious…

  • The Purge: Election Year

    The Purge: Election Year 2016

    ★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2016

    Good night, blue cheese!
    -Joe Dixon

    Ok now I'm convinced that the socio-political commentary that really first started in The Purge: Anarchy was never writer/director James DeMonaco's idea because he doesn't seem to understand it much less be capable of pulling it off. He pulls off a dumb film that tries to present itself as something much more.

    I think the commentary was never his idea because in the first film the story is about a rich/upper class white family…

  • +1

    +1 2013

    ★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2016

    You're all right man! Not like Teddy! He's a dick juicer!

    A unique time travel(ish) premise with a lazy trope setup; meteor crashes on Earth, weird shit happens, which is fine. If you have a unique enough take on something, go ahead and have a meteor cause it, no one will care or remember the initial cause. Night of the Living Dead created a horror sub-genre and that film barely mentions what MIGHT have caused what's happening in that…

  • This Is Where I Leave You

    This Is Where I Leave You 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2016 3

    It would be a terrible mistake to go through life thinking that people are the sum total of what you see.
    -Linda Callen

    Me and Mrs. DuLac are suckers for these types of movies. When you reach a certain age (we're really not that old) you recognize yourself and/or your family in these types of films. Families only coming together during funerals and weddings is probably more common place now then it's ever been while "dysfunctional" is the norm and…

  • The Wild North

    The Wild North 1952

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2016

    Hey Baby!
    -Jules Vincent

    A hard drinking French-Canadian trapper by the name of Jules Vincent (Stewart Granger) wins the heart of a Native-American singer (Cyd Charisse) with his charm and the help of his newly found orange kitten. All that really happens, in a bar no less.

    So the film starts off ridiculously entertaining already before even hitting it's real plot and that's Jules Vincent being on the run from a hard nosed Mountie (Wendell Corey) in the Canadian wilderness…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Aug, 2016 3

    You know, I'm having a hard time believing she's someone's aunt.
    -Tony Stark

    Saw it at the drive-in and stuff... Vision deserves his own cooking show or line of sweater vests.

  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Aug, 2016 7

    Sigourney Weaver is going to help us!

    The once mighty PIXAR was often compared to Studio Ghibli, partly because John Lasseter would mention their influence on the studio at every chance he had, but as far as storytelling goes the comparisons were arguably well deserved as you could count on PIXAR for the strongest and most original stories coming out of a Hollywood studio... at the time. Fast forward a decade and their latest film is their 5th sequel…