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  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys 1995

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Feb, 2016 3

    "The movie never changes. It can't change. But every time you see it, it seems different because you're different. You see different things."

    I went into the 1962 short film La Jetee the other day knowing little to nothing about it. It didn't take long into watching it that I realized it's influence was what inspired 12 Monkeys. So I made it a priority to see 12 Monkeys as soon as I had the chance. Seeing it today, I was…

  • La Jetée

    La Jetée 1962

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2016

    Ever wonder why every time travel film more or less feels the same as the last? Blame this 28 minute short for being the originator of it all.

    And yet as often as this film has been imitated, the effect it produces could never be duplicated. Funny thing is, despite being copied and inspired from over and over, this film retains some originality over 50 years later. Mainly due to it's still unique means of storytelling: a documentary-like slideshow. I…

  • The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress 1958

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2016 9

    Better than Star Wars: A New Hope.

    Yeah, I said it. Fight me.

  • Brutal Relax
  • Johnny Flynton

    Johnny Flynton 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2016

    Dash Mihok is a pretty underrated actor, isn't he? Don't think so? Well, you will once you see him in the 2002 short film, Johnny Flynton.

    Johnny Flynton stars Mihok as the title character, a 27-0 undefeated boxer who takes on a young upstart in a local exhibition fight. Things quickly go downhill from there for everyone involved.

    I don't think I've ever seen Dash Mihok in a lead performance until now. He's always been one of those "That Guy"…

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2016 10

    In this movie, Leo gets stabbed, shot at, mauled by a bear, sleeps in a dead horse carcass, freezes in the cold, clearly lost tons of weight for the role, the man probably caught a cold on set, and he ate a real bison liver. He's a vegetarian, by the way.

    If this film doesn't get Leo an Oscar, I don't know what will.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2016 1

    Makes a good double feature with My Man Godfrey.

  • My Man Godfrey

    My Man Godfrey 1936

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    Would probably make a good double feature with Anomalisa.

  • WWE Royal Rumble 2016

    WWE Royal Rumble 2016 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2016 2

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

    Xavier Woods makes a reference to The Outsiders*. Best Rumble show ever.

    Oh yeah, and some guy named AJ Styles showed up. Whatevs. He looks like a geek.

    *The 80's movie. Not the tag team.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2016

    The perfect antithesis to Team America.

    The sex scenes in both movies are fucking hysterical though.