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  • Mötley Crüe: The End

    Mötley Crüe: The End 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    Pretty cool to see this final show on the big screen with added behind the scenes footage and interviews. Neat they were able to re-animate Mick Mars' corpse for the last show. j/k aside it's amazing that guy is still standing. Also confirmed what most already knew; these guys are no longer friends or want to be around each other. The fact that they each have their own bus and stay in separate hotels is telling and reminiscent of Metallica,…

  • Making the Happiest Employees in Japan: The Challenge of Hotel Associa Nagoya Terminal

    Making the Happiest Employees in Japan: The Challenge of Hotel Associa Nagoya Terminal 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Jun, 2016

    Saw this at the Japan Festival Chicago, which booked a few documentaries for the event. This is very charming film about the GM of this Nagoya hotel who turned things around when things were bad in the early 90s. He had a different approach to focus on the employees rather than the facilities. It worked and created a family atmosphere which improved overall service.

    That was the primary reason for the filmmaking team to make this movie however during production…

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2013

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 3

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.