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  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2015

    Even better than I remember. 1/2 star added.

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    While visually the film presents a completely believable scenario the story is too familiar to other standouts that have covered this ground thoroughly. Apollo 13, Gravity and even Interstellar have more than filled my need for realistic space adventure, although I may have been due for some scenes of a celebratory mission control (usually this is Michael Bay territory). I've also been more than satisfied with the extraterrestrial storms in Ridley Scott's other films set off world, all of which…

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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…

  • Predator 2

    Predator 2 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Feb, 2015 2

    Revelatory blu-ray re-watch on a 4k screen.