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  • Caltiki, the Immortal Monster

    Caltiki, the Immortal Monster

    ★★★½

    31+ Days of Horror. 33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges and Bonus Tasks.
    View my 2017 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.

    Nature of Shame:
    Unwatched Arrow Blu-ray

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
    Decade: 1950’s
    Before 1970’s

    #1. Caltiki the Immortal Monster

    So I’m creeping off the starting gates in the 2017. One might suggest I’m creeping into this Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober challenge like a slightly animated infinity scarf permeating a 1/10th scale model Italian chateau.

    I blind bought the Arrow…

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    ★★★★½

    This was probably my 6th or 7th viewing of O11 and I finally see how the heist came together. Narrative really is secondary to having the right cast in the right situations. The joy of Soderbergh isn't the grand overtures but rather the flourishes of character that emerge from the quiet.

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  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges.
    View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.

    Nature of Shame:
    Never seen THE FLY (1986). CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Jeff Goldblum. Cronenberg. Oozy goo. THE FLY!

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
    Decade - 1980's
    Original and Remake



    The Advance Word: OMFG LIKE THE BEST F'ING MOVIE EVER. I'm substituting hyperbole for an honest appraisal of my expectations here. I do so because I scanned the @Letterboxd reviews and that's pretty much what…

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★½

    31+ Days of Horror. 33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges and Bonus Tasks.

    Nature of Shame:

    Shame comes in all varieties. The Seventh Victim doubles up the shame. DVR shame. DVD shame.

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:

    Decade – 1940’s
    Before 1970

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    Cinema Shame comes in all varieties. We’ve investigated the first two garden varieties with this Shame-a-thon.

    1. I’ve never seen Evil Dead 2-variety SHAME! (Substitute your own unseen classic film.)

    2. Watch-Pile SHAME! (I’ve owned this movie for…