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  • Spring

    Spring 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    A bit too bro-heavy at times and definitely takes too much time to settle on its main focus. Why is the 2 blokes section so long? or there in the first place, really?

    Although, Cage does get punched in the face more than once and Vinny Curran provides some laughs towards the beginning.

    I was also quite surprised at how much horror was contained in Spring, which is barely any. It's a romance film much of its duration with horror bits sprinkled here and there. Unexpected and original.

    Saving grace is the Aaron Moorhead cinematography.

  • Dead End Drive-In

    Dead End Drive-In 1986

    ★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2015 2

    Adam's Movie Challenge: Stage 1-1 Complete

    I'm not exactly sure what the hell is going on Brian Trenchard-Smith's Dead End Drive-In. I do know we have ourselves a post-apocalyptic world infested with car carcasses and carboys and functioning drive-in movie theater. I am not sure where everyone keeps getting hair and beauty products though.

    Trenchard-Smith appears to be going for some type of allegory here, but whatever it is it's sorely underdeveloped (actually flat-out forgotten the majority of the time).…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Feb, 2013 8

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Oct, 2014 6

    My mouth was agape, awestruck for the entire duration.

    I know I claimed Spirited Away to be the best animated film ever, but now I just don't know anymore. Are these two tied? Is this the best animated film? Is it still Spirited Away?

    Demon worms, rotting boar carcasses, cursed forearms, a red elk, bobblehead tree spirits, a goofy looking Forest God that turns into a giant, translucent glob of sparkling water, detached limbs and heads, wolves, hangry apes, more…