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  • The Wild Life

    The Wild Life 1984

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jun, 2016

    Nostalgia powers my enjoyment of this one so it's hard to say what's great about this movie, but I'll try. I love all the actors, I love the music, and I remember the "attitude" young people had in the early 80's which this captures effectively thanks to the writing of Cameron Crowe. This movie was released when I was 11 and, along with it's predecessor Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the films of Savage Steve Holland and John Hughes,…

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★½ Watched 12 May, 2016

    A part from the best visual representations Reed Richards, Sue and Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm, 2015's Fantastic Four is another embarrassing snickerfest.

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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.