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  • Ring 0: Birthday

    Ring 0: Birthday 2000

    ★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2016

    Yes, I know Paramount delayed the planned Halloween release of RINGS to next February. I don't care - I'm still continuing with MY watch of the entire RING and JU-ON franchises, because unlike Paramount, I'm not a quitter. Besides, I still have SADAKO VS KAYAKO to look forward to sometime this year, and that's really what this is all about, anyway.


    While it would have been funny (and honestly not surprising) if the series producers had followed RASEN and…

  • Ring 2

    Ring 2 1999

    ★★½ Watched 20 Sep, 2016

    So you've made a sequel that not too many people liked, but nonetheless you're sure there is still money to be made with your franchise. You've basically got two options: You can simply plow ahead, making another entry that tries to course-correct the series while perhaps utilizing the few decent new ideas of the maligned previous film. Or, and this approach is becoming more common in recent years, you can just make a new movie that acts like that disliked…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2015

    "Pure cinema." It's the notion of focusing on the purest elements of cinema...motion, visual composition and rhythm.

    You will not find a better expression of Pure Cinema in the action genre than Mad Max: Fury Road.

    I loved every single beautiful, insane and exhilarating frame of this movie. This is the Mad Max series reborn in the most over-the-top, mythic fashion possible, delivering the biggest and best action sequences we have seen in years, while somehow also not forgetting to…

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2015 2

    It's always tempting to look for the flaws in a movie with this much hype and positive buzz...but sometimes the movie is just really that good, folks. What is most impressive about It Follows is not just the incredible sense of tension it manages to build with such a simple (but creative) premise, but rather how modern and fresh it manages to feel even while indulging in the kind of "throw back" stylings that are really popular in the genre…