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  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Rewatched 09 Aug, 2016

    Directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Hammer’s take on the tale makes wonderful use of the house style, delivering a film that’s eerie but colorful, effectively mixing studio and location exteriors and giving the tale a bit of that old Hammer spice with some romance, murder, and even the jarring utterance of a profanity.

    It’s really a shame that Hammer didn’t make 20 more of these Holmes films, but the rest of the character’s canon, lacking the more sinister and…

  • Home on the Range

    Home on the Range 2004

    β˜…β˜…Β½ Watched 23 Jul, 2016

    A bland story. Eye-rolling one-liners. Overt "foreshadowing" that telegraphs plot developments without subtlety or nuance. Roseanne. There's a lot to dislike here.

    And yet, the last act, despite being very predictable, is a fun, rollicking finish that somewhat redeems the movie.

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid 1991

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Rewatched 29 Oct, 2013 1

    12-year-old Me: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
    32-year-old Me: β˜…β˜…
    Composite Score: β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Watched 17 Sep, 2013

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso CuarΓ³n to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.

    Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…