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  • They Live

    They Live 1988

    ★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 22 Aug, 2016 28

    (Part 7 of "Arielrocks5’s List of films to do for Todd Gaines’ Challenge! (George Lucas Special Edition Gen X Director’s Cut)"

    Challenge: "A movie directed by John Carpenter.")

    "They Live" paints a world where everything we strive to in order to stay alive is contRollEd by An upper hanD, not of the government, but of beings from another world.

    One that is forcefully feeding us messages without us even knowing it, telling us how to Live, what to buy, what…

  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 19 Aug, 2016 12

    98/100

    Tony Scott's masterpiece; an MTV hostage thriller distorted and blurred through incoherent, abstract images dictated by conversation. Jay-Z's '99 Problems' clusters over the opening credits with addled precision, the NY skyline repeatedly seen with dignity and tried and true humility. Like all of Tony's stories, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is about singular relationships and connections, those which we forge versus those which we confront, leading towards destiny. Its moment to moment orchestration of negotiation, currency transfers,…

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★½ adrianbalboa Rewatched by adrianbalboa 18 Aug, 2016 3

    no offense but wizards of waverly place did this entire concept first in the season 1 episode "disenchanted evening" where they leave max on mars :/

  • Nacho Libre

    Nacho Libre 2006

    ★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 23 Aug, 2016

    75/100

    20% fart jokes
    20% jabs at catholicism
    10% goofy wrestling antics
    15% buddy comedy
    15% Jared Hess's rural surrealism
    10% gentle romance
    10% eagle eggs

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network 2010

    ★★★★★ adrianbalboa Rewatched by adrianbalboa 21 Aug, 2016 2

    i start school tomorrow and i want to Die but at least i know the american education system won't fuck me over as badly as mark fucked over wardo

    just kidding; u know this year i will be a winklevoss-level victim

  • Last Shift

    Last Shift 2014

    ★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 22 Aug, 2016 6

    Why didn't Last Shift scare up movie theatre audiences? If Unfriended can get a release, why didn't this? I think if I'd seen Last Shift at the movies, I would've been scared to drive home. Last Shift freaked me out. Last Shift is atmospheric creepy. Last Shift is a movie I never want to see again. I guess, Last Shift did its job.

    You have the rookie cop on her first night on the job. She's assigned to guard a…

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon 1997

    ★★★★ Evan Rewatched by Evan 21 Aug, 2016 9

    "Fuck this ship!"

    Event Horizon is by far Paul W.S. Anderson's best film. The concept behind the film is great. Sam Neill give a great performance. While the special effects have dated, the visuals are really damn good. The blend of science fiction, thrills, and horror is balanced perfectly. There's plenty of creepy moments, but there's also some genuinely scary stuff.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★½ Matthew Saponar Watched by Matthew Saponar 15 Aug, 2016 5

    lying bitch had three strings

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Gary Busey Rewatched by Gary Busey 21 Aug, 2016 2

    Django and Basterds being made one after the other makes sense, because their core thesis is fundamentally the same. Take a genre that generally victimizes the sufferers, and put the power in their hands. Give them the whip, the guns and the chains. Brutalize the oppressors, distance the idea of antagonist/protagonist from the audience's mind; remove morality and ethics from the equation. Tarantino's process isn't clean though, as he rather indelicately confronts the taboos most films within the Holocaust/Slavery subgenres…

  • Everybody Wants Some

    Everybody Wants Some 2016

    ★★★★ Wes Ball Rewatched by Wes Ball 20 Aug, 2016 12

    Hey, I like movies! Do you like movies? Great! Let's be friends!

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001

    ★★★★★ Jonathan Rosenbaum Rewatched by Jonathan Rosenbaum 19 Aug, 2016 5

    Only Kubrick and Spielberg, working together on different time planes, could create such a philosophical and intellectual heartbreaker.

  • The Funeral

    The Funeral 1996

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 23 Aug, 2016 3

    84/100

    A home clustered with history, feuds, relationships, beliefs. Daytime soon fades into a seemingly eternal night, and it is in the shadow where Ferrara begins to play with flashback; time unknowingly revitalized and depicted. Character details illuminate and cower as swiftly as their present selves wander the world; frustrated criminals searching each corner for their own angel of death. And while The Funeral protrays an entire family structure lost in grief but employed in loss, Ferrara never molds its figures to be anything other than pieces in an organization.

    Alternate title: The House of Weeping Women.

  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator 2004

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 17 Aug, 2016 40

    90/100

    More refined, contemplative, and formally inventive than Prometheus, and smoothed over with a gooey layer of sci-fi schlock right out of the early 50s. It's essentially Paul W.S. Anderson's The Thing From Another World; talkative, haunted by strange, triangular corridors and circular depths, and completely understanding of its own premise. Part H.P. Lovecraft, viscid horror, and 80s team-up videogame showdown, Alien vs. Predator flies past its own genre foundations as soon as it can, instead choosing to unleash stock…

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★½ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 17 Aug, 2016 6

    68/100

    Basically Into Darkness only, you know, graceful and self contained instead of dour busyness cluttering frame after frame and referential setbacks. Justin Lin links TOS's color and adventure with the modern sensibility of JJ's Trek, and it's essentially a perfect balance until it decides to overstay its welcome (the final climax is ooooooooof). But until then, Beyond offers some of the most balletic, vivid set-pieces in a recent sci-fi fantasy (Lin loops and loops for dizzying effect, vibrant hues…

  • Con Air

    Con Air 1997

    ★★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 16 Aug, 2016 41

    (Part 4 of "Arielrocks5’s List of films to do for Todd Gaines’ Challenge! (George Lucas Speical Edition Gen X Director’s Cut)"

    Challenge: "A movie listed on my favorite mullets list")

    So, did you ever wonder what a Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman actors reunion would look like if told by a guy who would make Michael Bay say "Maybe you should tone it down!", on top of featuring the greatest hair piece ever put on an actor?

    You'd get this masterpiece.

    I'm…

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur 2016

    ★★ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 17 Aug, 2016

    The good news is that the story of Ben-Hur is so rock solid that not even the director of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” can screw it up completely. The sixth feature-length film or miniseries to be adapted from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ,” Timur Bekmambetov’s take on the religious epic inevitably lacks the grandeur of Fred Niblo’s 1925 silent or the girth of William Wyler’s 1959 Oscar-hoarding classic. After all, this is 2016 (more specifically,…

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★★★ josh lewis Watched by josh lewis 23 Aug, 2016 6

    eyes can be manipulated, memories can be forgotten, family can betray us... but the human condition always prevails

    probably a masterpiece

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network 2010

    ★★★★★ brat pitt Rewatched by brat pitt 15 Aug, 2016

    my friend is friends with brenda song's brother & he said this movie is ruined for him because he has to watch his sister blow andrew garfield ... i honestly feel really bad for him because he has to miss out on fully experiencing this Masterwork