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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator 1984

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    One of the handful of films that was burned into my brain through cultural forces and repeat viewings. The most recent blu-ray release is a vast improvement over its predecessor. I got chills watching this, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn have legitimate chemistry and of course, Arnold is as about as bad ass as he'll ever be. Never let anyone tell you this isn't the finest of the films in the Terminator franchise, in my opinion this is one of the most exhilarating films of the 1980's and James Cameron's finest moment.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 1998

    ★½ Watched 22 Apr, 2015

    Netflix has extremely limited titles available in 4K, the titles they do have are puzzling to say the least. Jerry McGuire? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? These films are barely relevant, I can't see them selling your 4K service. And just recently, they've added yet another title that will surely win NO ONE over, Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. Nevertheless, I felt I should see how this late nineties tentpole failure holds up in Ultra HD.

    Honestly, the first thing I noticed is…

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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…

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

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