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  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    Insidious: Chapter 2 2013

    Watched 03 Oct, 2015

    I liked about the first 2/3 of the first Insidious film, then it went to shit in the third act. Insidious: Chapter 2 is just shit from the very beginning.

  • The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

    The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2015

    Aaron Swartz is yet another prime example of a brilliant young mind cock blocked by government and the for profits of this world because his brilliance didn't benefit them. He was treated as a criminal because among other things he fought to make what should be public information open and free. His story is both tragic and inspiring.

    The Ron Says: Whether you know who Aaron Swartz was or not, this film is MUST SEE. Like the poster says, "Information is Power".

  • Unfriended

    Unfriended 2014

    ★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2015

    I've read some reviews for this film that suggested it's better than it should be. After just completing my viewing, I agree with that. Based on the title and no name cast I expected nothing more than bargain bin/straight to dvd quality. It's definitely a little better than that. The concept is actually fairly interesting. A group of teen friends are basically attacked by a supernatural force while communicating via Skype, Facebook, IM, and other forms of online communication. The…

  • The Weather Man

    The Weather Man 2005

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2015

    Noreen: [reading Dave's note about her from their group session] "Throughout marriage, BJs lacked enthusiasm. Had difference of opinion over how important that was. I thought very." You know what, Dave? You want to know why my BJs lacked enthusiasm? I hated you. I hated your hair. I hated your ugly legs, your forearms. I hated kissing your lips, Dave. Okay? And that's why I lacked enthusiasm when your cock was in my mouth.

    Like a lot of people, when…

  • An Honest Liar

    An Honest Liar 2014

    ★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2015

    An Honest Liar is a documentary film that tells the story of James Randi. Randi is a renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, who has spent most of his career disproving everything from so-called psychics to the healing powers of television evangelists. The things he's been able to disprove are pretty amazing, but I think the most amazing thing about Randi, may be his eyebrows! Holy shit! They have to be seen to be believed.

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2015

    Interestingly enough, before my viewing today of the George Clooney directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, I thought I'd already seen it. However I was wrong. I guess every time I saw it on Netflix streaming or elsewhere, I assumed I'd seen it considering the people involved. Oh well enough about that.

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is based on Chuck Barris' memoir of the same name. Barris' is best known as the host of The Gong Show, and creating…

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell? 2013

    ★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2015

    Why Don't You Play in Hell? is Japanese silliness turned up to 11, and it's a bat shit crazy good time.

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd 2015

    ★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2015

    The Ron Says: Considering the fact I loved Thomas Vinterberg's last film The Hunt, I was very excited to see his latest feature, Far from the Madding Crowd. Based on Thomas Hardy's literary classic, (which I haven't read) it's a solid period drama. It's beautifully shot, and features excellent performances by Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts. My problem with the film is there's quite a few holes in the story. Holes that are there in large part due to some…

  • Before I Disappear

    Before I Disappear 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2015 2

    The Ron Says: Shawn Christensen's Before I Disappear tells the story of Richie, a man who has reached the lowest point in his life, but just when he's about to put himself out of his misery, he gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to look after his niece for a few hours. The film is a tab too sentimental, but ultimately I saw life and all it's ups and downs in these characters. It's probably not as…

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    It's Such a Beautiful Day 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2015

    The Ron Says: Don Hertzfeldt's It's Such a Beautiful Day, a feature length version of his Everything will be OK short film trilogy, is funny, odd, awkward, weird, strange, interesting, and many other words. What Hertzfeldt does with his narration and stick figure animation is quite possibly genius!

  • Citizenfour

    Citizenfour 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2015

    The Ron Says: If things like your privacy, civil liberties, and democracy concern you, then Citizenfour is quite simply, MUST SEE!

    Wonder if the NSA enjoys my reviews here on Letterboxd?

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984

    ★★★ Rewatched 09 Sep, 2015

    The Ron Says: With the recent passing or horror icon Wes Craven, I decided it was time to revisit what many consider his best film. I original saw A Nightmare on Elm Street at the cinema with my mother back in 1984. I would have been about 8 years old. I was introduced to horror at a very young age by my mother, and much like she was, I've always been more of a Halloween and Friday the 13th guy…