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  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

    I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell 2009

    Watched 05 Sep, 2015

    Ironically, one of the best titles I've ever seen for any movie happens to belong to one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

  • Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog 2006

    ★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2015

    Bruce Willis' hair piece is more convincing than Sharon Stone's fat suit.

    Sharon Stone's fat suit is more convincing than Sharon Stone's acting.

    None of the above are very convincing.

  • Every Now and Then

    Every Now and Then 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2015 4

    Sometimes, the best forms of art is created from what we know. "Write/make what you know." The usual advice given to most writers, directors, creators, and artists in general.

    Courtney Cheshire must've taken this kind of advice to heart as her latest short film is a biographical one based on her life. It's a simple, yet effective, story about a girl--narrated by Courtney Cheshire as herself; or at least the girl in question--as she chronicles the bittersweet change she begins…

  • Dook Stole Christmas

    Dook Stole Christmas 2014

    ★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    I'm stunned that Jennifer Kent found a way to take one of the creepiest creatures to come on screen in years and turn it into one of the most hilarious, adorable (albeit terrifying to a lesser degree) little things that the whole family can enjoy. I just want to put Lil' Dook in my pocket and take him for a walk through the park.

    I don't think I can ever watch The Babadook again without picturing the thing in a…

  • Monster

    Monster 2005

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    Even in a 10 minute short made 10 years ago, Jennifer Kent (the director of The Babadook) had a knack for creating an eerie atmosphere featuring an annoying wild child, scary shadowy figures, and a creepy children's book.

    This is basically a more condensed version of The Babadook with an allegory that feels slightly different, but manages to be just as impressive as the feature film.

  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2015

    As I noted earlier in my little list reflection of Wes Craven (may he rest in peace), me and my friends were having this big discussion about the Nightmare films before we even found out Wes Craven had died. One of my friends insisted that I borrow his dvd for Never Sleep Again so I could check out the documentary. I had planned on watching it today anyway because I don't like holding on to anything somebody loaned to me…

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015 5

    If it's in a word, or if it's in a book
    You can't get rid of the Babadook.
    If you're really a clever one
    and know what to see
    Then you can make friends with a special one
    A friend of you and me
    His name is Mister Babadook
    And this is his book
    A rumbling sound, then three sharp knocks
    That's when you know he's around.
    You'll see him if you look
    This what he wears on top,…

  • CB4

    CB4 1993

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Aug, 2015

    Everybody needs to see CB4 immediately after they see Straight Outta Compton.

    It's not the most impressive of's not the cleverest of parodies...but I'll be damned if it's not one of the funnier ones out there.

    This is for hip hop heads what This Is Spinal Tap was for rock lovers.

    As long as you're in on the jokes and understand what's being referenced, you should get some good laughs out of CB4.

    Not to mention the soundtrack is amazing.

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    Hip Hop/Rap music is without a doubt my favorite musical genre. When done right (and not butchered into the ground by the likes of Young Thug and Fetty Wap), it's lyrical poetry that can reflect the harsh times of the modern era. It can provide a voice to a voiceless nation with a brand of intensity and emotion that separates itself from other genres. No rap group spoke on behalf of it's audience quite as strongly with as much impact…

  • In God's Plan

    In God's Plan 2015

    ★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015 2

    Letterboxd's own Courtney Cheshire showed great potential and promise as a filmmaker with her 2 minute atmospheric short, Sacrosanct. For me, she proved to be the best rising filmmaker in Detroit who isn't me.

    Kidding. She's miles ahead of me when it comes to filmmaking, but I digress.

    When I learned of her latest, longer crack at short filmmaking with In God's Plan, I couldn't be more excited. But as we all know, great excitement only leads to great disappointment.…

  • American Heart

    American Heart 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015

    After watching this film, I realized that no matter what, everything looks 10x more homo-erotic when somebody has a handlebar mustache.

    I mean, just look at that poster. Homo-eroticism at it's finest.

  • WWE SummerSlam 2015

    WWE SummerSlam 2015 2015

    ★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2015 2

    Watching this back to back with NXT Brooklyn, NXT obviously had the superior show, but after seeing NXT, maybe my expectations were too high for Summerslam.

    Still, it was a good show; if not a weird one. For every good match (minus Cesaro/Owens; arguably match of the night) there was a weird finish. But regardless of those finishes, most of the matches were all really fun. Taker vs Brock II was a blast to watch. Filled with amazing moments throughout…