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  • 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.

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    The Return of the Living Dead 1985

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Rewatched 17 Jul, 2016

    The film is responsible for some of the more interesting developments in zombie lore: the inclusion of dark comedy, both fast and intelligent (and even talking!) zombies, and of course the Undead’s relentless appetite for brrrraaaaaains, and even some exploration of their motivations. The toxin which revives the dead also has an effect on the living, rendering them clinically dead while keeping them animated, essentially turning them to zombies as well. In one hilariously pitch black sequence, the infected warehouse…

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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…