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  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★★ James B Rewatched by James B 15 Oct, 2014 1

    2nd time watch for me, the first being in-theater on release. I recall being OK with Prometheus on first run, and while I agree with most of those who criticize the film for its logic flaws and simple characterizations - I also think those criticisms put the film on a unfair pedestal especially considering its movie DNA. The Alien films are vapid fun, loaded with human cartoons making bad decisions... Why can't Prometheus follow in those footsteps whilst adding more mythos and a cinematography upgrade?

  • Misery 1990

    ★★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 19 Oct, 2014 11

    Placing two phenomenal actors (Kathy Bates and James Caan) at the helm of this psychological thriller pretty much guarantee's the success of the film!

    I went in with high expectations and I was absolutely blown out of the water by their jaw dropping, earth shattering performances! Don't ya just love it when a film exceeds all of your expectations! This is has become my all time Favorite Stephen King film!

    Kathy Bates deserved her Oscar for her role as Annie…

  • Gozu 2003

    ★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 21 Oct, 2014 9

    Started out with a big bang so I was really pumped to explore the rest! Unfortunately it lost momentum and turned pretty much into a big bore!

    It does have some offensive moments so it's not meant to be viewed by Mary Mainstream!

    Not one of the better Miike films.. You'd be better off watching Ichi the killer, Audition, Visitor Q...

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 23 Oct, 2014 39

    It's Heisenberg without his Blue Sky and Kick-Ass without his silly costume in Gareth Edwards's tale of King Kong's best friend Godzilla. Spooky cave. Where's Godzilla hiding at? The music screams Godzilla, but I don't see Godzilla anywhere. Who's smarter? Walter White, Joe Brody, or Bryan Cranston? I think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is on Roids. The way Elizabeth Olsen giggles. Holy Fuck! Joe & Ford Brody are wearing "let's make some meth" masks. Who the fuck names their kid Ford? Action figures…

  • Day of the Dead 1985

    ★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 18 Oct, 2014 2

    I'd love to have a beer with Bub! He was an unexpected bonus and added some much needed levity.. oddly enough he was a better representative of humanity than all of the non zombies put together!

    While I found the film to be a tad bit too "Chatty Kathy" for my taste and not having enough zombie carnage in the first 2/3 of the film.. I'm happy to report that the carnage in the last act will give the gorehounds something to really sink their teeth into!

  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014

    ★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 17 Oct, 2014 15

    The Phantom is back haunting the streets of Texarkana in this reboot of the 70's iconic slasher classic. Drive-in fun. Wooderson's nephew. Peeper creeper. The Phantom speaks, carries a gun, and that makes a creepy deadly combo. If you're wondering if this is a straight up remake, the answer is no. I must applaud director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon for the cleverness of how he incorporated the original into the reboot. I think fans of the original will get a big kick…

  • The Phantom of the Opera 1925

    ★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 20 Oct, 2014 4

    I believe this is my 2nd silent film and while I'm not a huge fan of silent films I can certainly appreciate the artistry involved to communicate a film without use of the human voice!

    Instead the story is very much communicated through the eyes, facial gestures, the hands and through exaggerated body contortions that would put a circus contortionist to shame!

    I must say the sets were quite impressive! All in all it was a real treat to see the" man of a thousand faces" Lon Chaney do what he does best.. deliver a class act performance!

  • Saw 2004

    ★★★½ Gustav Watched by Gustav 18 Oct, 2014 4

    James Wan's Saw seems like the film a young Sam Raimi would make if he so happened to have just seen Se7en and been temporally David Fincher-obsessed. The schlocky low-budget is a breeding ground for irrepressibly vibrant and witty intensity - even if the camera's movement is only just on the right side of nauseating, and at that, still treading a balance on utter kookiness. It surrounds itself in a gritty and grimly feeling of urban rot that holds itself…

  • The Village 2004

    ★★★½ ScreeningNotes Rewatched by ScreeningNotes 17 Oct, 2014 8

    Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 17

    The Village is a film that I really like to stand up for. I get an almost perverse joy out of defending it. And it's not just that I enjoy talking out of my butt (although that's also the case). I genuinely think there are interesting ways to interpret the film. The readings aren't unbreakable, of course, but they're intriguing enough to keep my brain at attention. That and I think Shyamalan gets a bit…

  • Eyes Without a Face 1960

    ★★★★½ ScreeningNotes Watched by ScreeningNotes 15 Oct, 2014 4

    Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 15

    "When I look in a mirror, I feel I'm looking at someone who looks like me, but seems to come from the Beyond."

    Of all the movies I was hoping to watch this October, Les Yeux sans visage was among those I was most frightened to see. Something about the premise and the fact that I'd seen it on a few favorite films lists around here had me thinking it would be the kind of…

  • Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★★ alphonse Rewatched by alphonse 20 Oct, 2014 2

    If there's something director Quentin Tarantino likes to do, it is to provide his audience a good story. By creating a nonlinear narrative, he certainly avoids predictability, but he could have easily ruined the whole film. However, we all know that Quentin is one of the best and most original writers of his generation, he just builds his story perfectly—without a single mistake—and he still manages to provide you an incomparably awesome time.

    No matter how many times you've seen…

  • Night of the Living Dead 1968

    ★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 16 Oct, 2014 14

    George A. Romero's feature film debut is that influential horror flick whose contribution to its genre as well as pop-culture has been so immense that cinema will forever be indebted to it. Night of the Living Dead marks the birth of a new sub-genre of horror & is one of the first films to employ the storyline of zombie apocalypse.

    Over the years since its release, this seminal classic has garnered a strong cult following & there's no denying that its influence…

  • It Follows 2014

    ★★★½ Aaron Added by Aaron 10

    Part of Hoop-Tober

    “Never go anywhere with only one exit.”

    They live in a reasonably nice suburb. It is relatively clean and safe. The houses are not fancy and have seen better days, but they are suitable for middle-class living. The furniture and cars are a bit outdated, as though they hadn’t been replaced since the mid-1980s. But one of their number reads books on an electronic device resembling a makeup compact. Time and place are nondescript, which is as…

  • The Mist 2007

    ★★★★ Evan Watched by Evan 22 Oct, 2014 7

    Film #9 of Hoop-Tober.

    The Mist has great elements of both horror and sci-fi. Definitely one of the best survival films I have seen. The film is full of so much suspense and tension through out.

  • The Tenant 1976

    ★★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 21

    Part of Hoop-Tober

    “What if she gets better?” “Don’t worry, she won’t get better.”

    Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. If my cat’s reaction to my Dyson is any indication, this axiom is unimpeachably true. The maxim is usually attributed to Aristotle (in the appealingly macabre form of “horror vacui”), who believed that any theoretical void would be filled by surrounding material, instantly wiping it out. Nothing—the absence of something—cannot really exist, for something will always take nothing’s place.…

  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★★★ Hollie Horror Watched by Hollie Horror 18 Oct, 2014 21

    The wealth of knowledge vampires must amass after thousands of years is fully realized in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive. Even though most vampire films have explored the longevity of the immortal, we very rarely see them reminisce about Nikola Tesla, the Spanish inquisition or Charlie Feathers' music. They adapt, survive, evolve, dance, read, make music, and most importantly - they love.

    Adam is a wistful poet, secluded in his decrepit house in Detroit where he spends most of…

  • Night of the Living Dead 1990

    ½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 19 Oct, 2014 4

    While I enjoyed Tony Todd's performance (I like him in everything he does) the film simply doesn't hold a candle to the original! I was practically traumatized by the fact some people may bypass the original altogether in favor of this color version of the film! If that's the case they are cheating themselves out of experiencing one of the most influential and truly disturbing films of our time!

    The film is not a faithful rendering of the original! In…

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★½ Travis Lytle Watched by Travis Lytle 18 Oct, 2014 6

    A big, brawny thrill-ride of a monster movie, Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" works hard to excite with effects-driven spectacle. It is a loud and polished piece of work that puts a premium on kaiju-caused mayhem while attempting some human drama. The mayhem, of course, is more remarkable than the casually forgotten drama, but those with an eye for blockbuster-style entertainment will be more than satisfied.

    Beginning with an in-credits introduction to the strange creatures Edwards is about to hurl at his…