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  • Cujo 1983

    ★★½ Rewatched 23 Jul, 2014

    Film 7 in my Re-watch Wednesday Project.

    Cujo is the first movie I ever saw in theaters (at least as far as I can remember). I saw it with my mom (a life long horror fan) in 1983 the year it was released. I would have been 6 or 7 years old. I always remembered liking it, and gave it credit for being one of the films that turned me into a horror fan just like my mother. It was…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2014 7

    Hypnotic, mesmerizing, atmospheric, haunting and correct me if I'm wrong, but did Scarlett Johansson just seduce The Elephant Man then release him into the wild?

    Yeah I'd admit it. I'd follow Scarjo's ass with a raging boner anywhere she wanted to go.

  • The Sacrifice 1986

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    The Sacrifice would be acclaimed director Andrei Tarkovsky's final film. He passed away in 1986 the same year it was released. I'd previously heard about his work, and I know he's considered one of the greatest directors of all-time but until today I hadn't seen any of his films. Now that I've completed the 2 hour and 28 minute journey that is The Sacrifice I'm not real sure of my thoughts on it. At least not where the story is…

  • Lake Mungo 2008

    ★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Joel Anderson's Lake Mungo is a classic case of a good idea poorly executed. It's not bad per se, but more instantly forgettable and I have no motivation to write about it. It kinda felt like it was part Paranormal Activity and part The Killing TV show, but not as good as either.

  • The Rocket 2013

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket is a heartfelt feel good film with nice performances that should please audiences, but it's held back by it's very predictable story and ending.

  • Ghostbusters II 1989

    ★★★ Rewatched 18 Jul, 2014

    Like the first film which I re-watched earlier today, Ghostbusters II was a personal favorite of mine as a child. This sequel lacks the charm and wit from the first film but it's still fun, and I really enjoyed showing it to my kids for the first time. My son Yorel is 3 (He turns 4 next month) and Thane turned 2 back in June. They both enjoyed it and were really into singing the theme song. Now I get…

  • Ghostbusters 1984

    ★★★½ Rewatched 18 Jul, 2014

    Ghostbusters is one of my fondest film memories from my childhood. Today I relived the experience as I watched it for the first time with my two boys, Yorel age 3 & Thane age 2. I didn't quite like it as much as I use to, but it's still a lot of fun and my boys really enjoyed it.

  • Frozen 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2014

    I've seen this at least a thousand times now and I don't like it as much as most people, but I'm raising it a half star because my wife and kids love it, and seeing the smiles on their faces while they watch it makes me very happy.

    While the credits were rolling my kids sang "Let it Go" as loud as they possibly could. You can't beat that folks.

  • The Immigrant 2013

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014 10

    James Gray's The Immigrant is one of those films that's probably better than I'm going to give it credit for. It's beautifully shot and impeccably acted, but I just wasn't feeling the story.

    It's 1921 and Ewa (Marion Cotillard) along with her sister have sailed to New York immigrants from their native Poland. After an unfortunate set of circumstances lands Ewa's sister in the infirmary and herself threatened with deportation she accepts the help of Bruno Weiss (Joaquin Phoenix). Bruno…

  • Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2010

    ★★★½ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2014

    Part of my Re-watch Wednesday project

    "Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property."

    Tucker and Dale vs Evil is one of my favorite horror/comedies and it holds up pretty well on a re-watch.

  • The Darjeeling Limited 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    With each film I see from Wes Anderson I think my relationship with his work improves. If you were to ask me last year what I thought of him as a director I probably would have answered he's hit or miss at best. It seemed like if I liked one of his films I'd hate the next one I saw. After today's viewing of The Darjeeling Limited that is definitely no longer the case. This actually makes the third Anderson…

  • Marwencol 2010

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    Marwencol is a documentary film that tells the story of Mark Hogancamp. A man from Kingston, NY who is left brain damaged after being brutally attacked by 5 men outside a bar. Mark spent 9 days in a coma and had to learn to do pretty much everything again. When money runs out for traditional therapies and rehabilitation, Mark develops an interesting way to process the trauma. He uses dolls and other various items around his house and yard to…