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  • Return to Waterloo 1984

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Nov, 2014

    The Kinks have been dominating the turntable lately, leading me to search for a few videos to stoke the nostalgia. I had memories of a long form music video for "Come Dancing" so I dialed it in on the google-o-meter and ran across this gem. Available for free online, my watch wasn't exactly cinematic but this was created for the small screen anyway. And wait, is that Admiral Piett? IT IS! I don't know that I'd recommend this to anyone…

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers 1995

    ★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2014

    I've not watched a ton of the Halloween sequels. I'm pretty much a "Halloween" & "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" guy, but this one was alright, worth a poke on Netflix. There were some moments where it recalled Dean Cundey's wonderful camerawork and recaptured some of that trademark Carpenter suspense but I was genuinely lost with the story. I'm guessing some stuff happens in Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 that informs the plot here? Did they ever once feed that baby?

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  • 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…

  • Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.