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  • Big Ass Spider!

    Big Ass Spider! 2013

    ★★½ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    Almost good

  • The Thing

    The Thing 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jan, 2016

    Fall in love with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and that toothy shape-shifting body snatcher all over again. For once we get to revisit a much-loved story without the need for loused up contrivances thanks to those crazy Swedes...they're Norwegian Mac. This go round I started wondering how Prometheus might have turned out if MEW had played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, alright maybe she's a bit too on-the-money (you don't think she has a Ripley thing going on?) My only bone to pick…

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Yakuza Apocalypse

    Yakuza Apocalypse 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2015

    This is "Ichi the Killer" or "Dead or Alive" Miike with absurdity turned up to a solid 11. It felt like insane live action manga with full commitment from the cast. Definitely niche entertainment, if you don't like it I would question why you would have even watched it in the first place.