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  • Guns

    Guns 1990

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2016 2

    Part One of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    7. An Andy Sidaris movie

    Before starting this challenge, I never heard of Andy Sidaris and if I didn't start this challenge, I probably would've never seen one of his movies. I'm so glad I started this challenge.

    This is usually the part when I tell you about the plot, but let's face it, with movies like this, there is no plot. Just one goofy moment from the next. But if you…

  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing 1988

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2016

    I'm not gonna lie: maybe I picked a bad time to watch this. I try not to air my grievances on this site (or social media in general), but let's just say the last week or so hasn't been the best of days for me. My mind was elsewhere during most of this. I feel like my muddy mind prevented me from seeing what's so cracked up about this film. For all that this gets praised for, I found myself…

  • The Nutty Professor

    The Nutty Professor 1996

    ★★★½ Rewatched 09 Jul, 2016

    Yes, there are a lot of fart jokes.
    Yes, there are a lot of fat jokes.
    Yes, there's plenty to criticize about this movie and pretty much any criticism you bring up is a valid one. me, there's a lot more to this than that.

    Nevermind the fact that Eddie Murphy has never been more impressive seamlessly playing a boat load of characters. Nevermind the fact that the makeup and practical effects still look amazing almost 20 years later.…

  • Limelight

    Limelight 1952

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Jul, 2016 3

    "What a sad business; being funny."

    I never realized this until now, but I think Charlie Chaplin might be one of my all time favorite filmmakers.

    In fact, he's one of the greatest filmmakers ever.

    To those more familiar with his work, that statement sounds like a no-brainer. But as someone whose only seen a small handful of his work (The Great Dictator, City Lights, and most recently, Modern Times), the thought never crossed my mind until now. Now, after…

  • Modern Times

    Modern Times 1936

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jul, 2016

    The word timeless gets thrown around a lot. So much that it's only applied to something to say it's "really old, but still really good". I think it's more than that.

    To me, to be timeless is to be just as emotionally resonate with an audience as I'd imagine it must've been in it's original release.

    To be timeless, it's wit and charm must still feel strong years after it's release without feeling dated or corny.

    To be timeless, the…

  • Nina

    Nina 2016

    ★★½ Watched 07 Jul, 2016

    I don't know much about the legendary career of Nina Simone, but I do know that she was a powerful, controversial, unapologetically black jazz musician with a thunderous voice and an incredible story behind her music. Now that her story has finally been brought to the big screen, the film has been shrouded in controversy over the decision to cast Zoe Saldana in the role and essentially put her in blackface to look the part. The miscast of Nina Simone…

  • Lamb

    Lamb 2015

    ★★ Watched 07 Jul, 2016 6

    You ever want to pick an 11 year old girl off the street and bring her into your life because you were lonely?

    No? Me neither. Because that would be fucking creepy.

    47 year old David doesn't care though. David, played by Ross Partridge (who looks like the love child of Rob Lowe and Dermot Mulroney) is going through a mid-life crisis following a divorce and the death of his father. He meets a little girl who, like him, is…

  • Hush

    Hush 2016

    ★★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2016 7

    You ever meet a person who had some real star potential? Someone with enough talent, smarts, and skills to be extraordinary? But instead of using that talent, they let it waste away and settle on being/living average?

    Hush is that kind of person.

    With a premise involving a deaf mute writer (Kate Siegel) being stalked by a killer while home alone in the middle of nowhere, this had potential to be great. In fact, it starts off really great. Siegel…

  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing 1980

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2016

    I feel dirty.

    The kind of dirty that you can't scrub off. The kind of dirty that a hot--not even a cold--shower can fix. The kind of dirty that doesn't disappear, but merely piles on overtime. Dirt on top of dirt on top of grime on top of grain.

    Bad Timing made me feel dirty.

    Bad Timing begins with the overdose of Milena (Theresa Russell) as her former lover Alex (Art Garfunkel) accompanies her in the ambulance. Scenes switch back…

  • The Wedding Ringer

    The Wedding Ringer 2015

    ★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2016 5

    Josh Gad kinda annoyed me.

    His voice kinda annoyed me.

    The fact that I recognized his voice, but couldn't place where I heard it really annoyed me.

    Then I looked him up, what films he's been, and suddenly it makes sense why his voice annoyed me.

    He was that fucking snowman.

    You know what I'm talking about.

    That. Fucking. Frozen. Snowman.

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that snowman.


    Yeah, this isn't a Frozen review and that movie came out 3 years…

  • Bomba

    Bomba 2013

    ★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2016

    What would you do if you entered a cab and noticed that below your feet, the floor was covered in explosives and your cab driver was intent on blowing himself up along with his cab?

    That's the dilemma faced by young 19 year old Walter (Alan Daicz) in this Argentinian film. After winning a contest that gets his graphic novel published, all he wanted was to make it to the conference to present it. His day takes a turn for…

  • Frances

    Frances 1982

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    Frances Farmer should've had her revenge.
    Maybe she'll come back as fire.
    You know, to burn all the liars
    Leave a blanket of ash on the ground. That sort of thing.