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  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★½ davidehrlich Rewatched by davidehrlich 03 Feb, 2016 10

    What is Hail, Caesar!? What isn’t Hail, Caesar!? It’s a comedy, a noir, a historical epic, a musical (of two different varieties), and a melodrama. It’s a movie about the glory days of the industry that churns them out, and how the system so often resembled 1,000 spinning plates wobbling in perfect harmony for a split second. It’s a film about faith, and the pivotal role that it plays in one man’s search for meaning amidst the chaos of existence.…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★½ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 07 Feb, 2016 20

    not a parody, just a cheap superhero movie that ceaselessly reminds you it knows how lazy & stupid it is.

    you can't afford to make a pure superhero subversion, because it has to cost $$$ in order to look the part. but Deadpool also had to be super inexpensive in order to finance a hard-R movie about a juvenile 4th-rate superhero with a tangential relationship to the X-Men... so it's like a 7-10 split and the film throws the ball straight…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★½ Evan Watched by Evan 04 Feb, 2016 11

    There was a point in time when I didn't like Channing Tatum; what a fucking idiot I was.

    The film is very entertaining, but its kind of all over the place. There's A LOT of great scenes, but the movie itself didn't completely come together for me. Definitely enjoyed it overall though.

    Like a good chunk of the Coen Brothers' filmography; this is definitely one I'm going to have to watch more than once to fully appreciate it. Heck, I didn't care much for The Big Lebowski after my first watch and now I've seen it 10+ times. That film is my Bible.

  • What Have You Done to Solange?

    What Have You Done to Solange? 1972

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 06 Feb, 2016 22

    A catholic schoolgirl is murdered. The prime suspect is the girl's Italian / gym coach. Case closed, right? Naw, what fun would that be? The teacher, has an alibi. His alibi? Another schoolgirl he's trying to shag. So starts the mystery, and when it's all said and done, will justice be served?

    Now, this was fun! Fabio Testi plays the suave Italian teacher. He's like Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, but wears a pimp tracksuit and sports a sporty beard.…

  • Deathgasm

    Deathgasm 2015

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 06 Feb, 2016 30

    The Demon Apocalypse has arrived. We can thank the garage metal band, DEATHGASM, for accidentally summoning Aeloth The Blind One. Yup, you guessed it. All HELL is about to break loose. DEATHGASM is an import from New Zealand, and it's loaded with enough splatter, to make Takashi Miike, blush. Now, let's play that vinyl record. (Backwards of course!)

    Holy, SplatterFuck! Can you say, gory fun? I'm not a hardcore metalhead, but I love to rock. DEATHGASM is all rock, and…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 04 Feb, 2016 7

    92/100

    "Would that it were so simple.”

    Hail, Caesar! begins with the image of a crucifix as a solemn hymn silently sings within a quiet church, establishing an earnest degree of gravity in a surrounding world of profound, bewildering zaniness. It is in this opening image, soon dissolving into a close-up of Christ’s universal display of sacrifice, where we meet the Coens; not as filmmakers, but as autobiographers. That’s not to say that Hail, Caesar! is strictly about any specific…

  • Alien

    Alien 1979

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 06 Feb, 2016 10

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    100/100

    Peering from the darkness, inhabiting the rhythms of the Nostromo, is not an Alien, but a cat. A curious Ginger Tom, comfortable as it strolls through the Baroque hallways, rumbling along with the ca-clunks of doorways and the sinister bursts of steam. It is not a human, which is obvious but essential to understand as its nature is fundamental for survival. Any delusions of morality are unknown to Jones (or Jonesy), for it only knows how to sustain itself,…

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ YI JIAN Watched by YI JIAN 07 Feb, 2016 5

    Did that just happen? What do we have here? Some sort of re-stylized, re-written adaptation of Visitor Q, yes? A History of Violence oozing with 80's synth pop? What the fuck indeed, ma'am. I'm destined to love this. Gloriously heart-stopping and deliciously eerie. Possessing unexplainable amount of charm, some sort of magnetism, a bit of the je ne sais quoi. Hold your breath, folks. The devil Dan Stevens arrives with a smile that stabs. "I am going to kill you."…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    jvince Added by jvince 45

    Is it good?
    Sadly, no.

    What?! But the trailers look great! And all those videos and billboards! They're hilarious!
    That's called good marketing. Unfortunately, it isn't indicative of the quality of the actual film. I mean, you could already kind of tell from the countless trailers they've released. They all show the same scenes—that's because there isn't much in the movie to choose from. Why couldn't they make the movie more like this? The marketing guys should've made this movie.…

  • The House on Sorority Row

    The House on Sorority Row 1983

    ★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 02 Feb, 2016 23

    A prank gone DEAD wrong. A missing body. Sorority Sisters who don't know what a bra is, start dying one by one. Will anyone survive the night? The House on Sorority Row might be low-no-budget, but it has a lot of the qualities I admire in early 80's slashers.

    I'm not sure if all "horror junkies" will dig this. Why? Well, a lot of the kills happen off camera, you hardly see the killer, it's more tension than terror, and…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★½ Eli Hayes Watched by Eli Hayes 06 Feb, 2016 19

    I was not expecting to love this movie. I was expecting to like it, but not love it. I fucking love it; the thing is that I didn't get a very good feeling from the trailer, and I tend to prefer the Coens' darker works to their more comedic projects.

    Fortunately, this isn't the kind of film one could ever construct a proper trailer for (so no fault directed at those who cut the film's together). Every actor nailed their…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★★ josh lewis Watched by josh lewis 04 Feb, 2016 7

    DIVINE PRESENCE TO BE SHOT

    the coen's oeuvre is a varied one chalk full of different genres, ideas, characters etc, sometimes light & wacky, other times heavy & serious but there is a constant -- the coen's love to tell stories about individuals pointlessly (but endearingly) fighting the stupid, chaotic, contradictory systems that, for whatever reason, control human life. whether it be the existential grasping of A Serious Man or Barton Fink, or the straight-up moronic confusion of Burn After Reading ("all…

  • Zoolander 2

    Zoolander 2 2016

    daveyjenkins Watched by daveyjenkins 06 Feb, 2016 1

    It's like Ben Stiller is reaching into your wallet while you're looking him directly in the eye, and he's looking straight back at you, with a wry grin no doubt, but he keeps going, he just takes your money, all of it, and walks away, and you're just struck motionless with rage, standing there, agog, crying, crying at the futility of it all, crying. And then the last thing you see, in the middle distance, is Ben Stiller tearing up…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★½ Josh Larsen Watched by Josh Larsen 06 Feb, 2016 5

    Hail, Caesar! is many things: a rip-roaring ode to old-fashioned entertainment (dancing, swimming, lassoing and the like); a silly farce peppered with wordplay, innuendo and wit; and a chronicle of spiritual crisis, in which one man tries to find his ultimate purpose. But mostly it's a creative clarion call to celebrate the way cinema can be all of these things, sometimes even at once. This is the Coens’ Sullivan’s Travels, a meta comedy that wants to deflate the pretensions of Hollywood even as it’s giving the movies themselves a giant hug. As such, it might just be their magnum opus.

    Full review here.

  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl 2015

    Sally Jane Black Watched by Sally Jane Black 18 Jan, 2016 363

    To my cisgender friends, I ask that, even if you would not normally do so, you please read this. This film was made for cisgender people, so I feel it important that I write this for cisgender people. I would not normally watch this movie, but it has been a subject of some discussion on this site in a way that has compelled me to watch it in order to discuss it credibly. I do not imagine what I have…

  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups 2015

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 02 Feb, 2016 19

    85/100

    "Are you alone?"

    "Of course."

    Knight of Cups is a glistening, melodious ride, split up into chapters for not only narrative purposes but also in search of a purely breezy experience. It ends as soon as it begins, sweeping the viewer into its dizzying spell and carrying them to their own personal destination. Whether Terrence Malick's latest arrives at an endpoint of enlightening spirituality or frustration is also entirely dependent on personal taste and preference, and not only what…

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies 2015

    ★★★½ Dirk van Eck Watched by Dirk van Eck 31 Jan, 2016 10

    Simply said, and to my own surprise, Steven Spielberg’s best film since his 1998 endeavour Saving Private Ryan and, additionally, one of the best big productions with a dash of melodrama of the past few years. If only they had gotten rid of tinges of ’Murica! this would have been a great, sophisticated picture (it is still much of the former). To explain: Spielberg is not entirely uncritical towards his home country (the unjust judge, the hyper-judgemental public, the FBI…

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid 2015

    ★★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 04 Feb, 2016 12

    I don't care if it's five in the morning currently where I am. I don't care if I should be sleeping. I don't care if this isn't helping my insomnia in the slightest. I just got done watching "Turbo Kid", and I need to talk about it.....

    2015 was kinda like the year of nostalgia. We had a ton of movies from franchise past that wanted to remind you of things you liked about the other movies, but failed to…