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  • Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2014 4

    Film 17 on my Re-watch Wednesday list.

    Vincent: Whoa!
    Jules: What the fuck's happening, man? Ah, shit man!
    Vincent: Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
    Jules: Why the fuck did you do that!
    Vincent: Well, I didn't mean to do it, it was an accident!
    Jules: Oh man I've seen some crazy ass shit in my time...
    Vincent: Chill out, man. I told you it was an accident. You probably went over a bump or something.
    Jules: Hey,…

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014 7

    Jesus-FUCKING-christ did I make a mistake before I started this film. I didn't eat anything first, and it made me some goddamn hungry I feel like I'm about die. All the food looked fucking ridiculously good. I hope I can make it through this review without my stomach eating itself. The sound my stomach is making right now would make you think dinosaurs have returned to earth.

    Chef is the story of Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau). He's a well…

  • Bad Words 2013

    ★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2014

    Guy: I don't have a bathroom.
    Receptionist: ... Yea
    Guy: Where would the hotel like me to put my piss and shit?

    Jason Bateman, who directs and stars in Bad Words is clearly a man who has seen Billy Boy Thornton in Bad Santa. Both films have the word bad in the title and feature a relationship between an adult and a kid with lots of cursing. In both films the adult is an asshole who in a roundabout way…

  • Cold in July 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2014 2

    At first, I had writer-director Jim Jarmusch's contribution to the insanely over saturated vampire genre Only Lovers Left Alive at 3 stars. I decided to have a little lunch while the credits were rolling which allowed me time to think about it a little more and I decided to up it to 3.5 stars. I didn't love the film and I found it a little boring in parts, but when I think about all the shitty vampire films out there…

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2014

    Film 9 on my Watched With the Wife list.

    I've logged the original How to Train Yoour Dragon three times. You can read the most popular of those three reviews here if you'd like.

    The first film was my oldest son's favorite film when he was two(he's 4 now). He asked to watch it constantly and called it "dragon moomie". It was ridiculously cute and his love for it largely impacted my view of it. I really liked it, but…

  • Graceland 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2014

    Graceland, is a well paced and unpridictable thriller from writer/director Ron Morales. Some issues crop up here and there, but for the most part it's a film full of well placed twists and turns with a nice little swerve thrown in towards the end. I went in expecting an average or possibly even below average thriller, but much to my surprise the plot ended up being much more complex and interesting than I ever imagined.

    Arnold Reyes plays Marlon Villar,…

  • The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2014 2

    Film 8 on my Watched With the Wife list.

    First things first, I'm being very generous giving this two stars. The majority of the film features two child actors who are average at best, but since they're children and they tried the two stars are for them.

    Skylan Brooks is Mister, a 14 year old boy who's left to fend for himself along with 9-year-old runaway Pete (Ethan Dizon) after his mother is arrested and released but doesn't return home.…

  • Unbreakable 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Sep, 2014 6

    Film 16 on my Re-watch Wednesday list.

    Much like the hero in a comic book, the re-watch can have great power.

    WOW, was I wrong about this film. Like many people I became an M. Night Shyamalan fan after seeing The Sixth Sense for the first time. It wasn't his first feature but it was his breakthrough and it brought him commercial and critical success. I loved The Sixth Sense so much that when Unbreakable was announced I absolutely could…

  • El Mariachi 1992

    ★★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2014

    Made on a shoestring budget of $7,000, Robert Rodriguez managed to get a lot of bang for his buck out of his feature debut, El Mariachi. The budget constraints are obvious, but it's a damn good film considering it would have cost Roriguez more money to buy a decent used car.

    El Mariachi (Carlos Gallardo) is a kind-spirited guitar player who simply wants to do as his father and grandfather did, wander through life with his guitar in hand and…

  • Microcosmos 1996

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2014

    This film has it all, drama, violence, sex, and even a few laughs. The crazy thing is this isn't a film from a big name director starring starring popular actors. Not at all, this is a documentary that through the use of special macroscopic filming techniques gets us up close and personal with insect life in an ordinary meadow in France. There's one word to describe it really, fascinating! The filmmakers take us to what almost seems like another dimension…

  • JohnnyExpress 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2014 2

    Kyungmin Woo's animated short JohnnyExpress, is the story of a lazy intergalactic delivery man who's latest delivery unbeknownst to him isn't going so well. The animation looks very nice and Woo's use of increasingly funny and well timed visual gags make this a really fun and entertaining short film.

    Ron's recommendation: See it. In fact you can see it HERE if you'd like.