aklingus

I’m just this guy, you know? Opinions mine and mine alone, gotta always have that in my bio.

Favorite films

  • Dazed and Confused
  • F for Fake
  • The Irishman
  • The Shining

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  • Section 1

    ★★★★½

  • Demon Squad

    ★½

  • Jackass 2.5

    ★★★

  • Doctor Mordrid

    ★★

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  • The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

    The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

    ★★★★

    If nothing else, the fact that this came out tells you George Lucas really doesn’t have an ego, because it’s hard to think of too many directors that would sign off on this brutally candid a look into the filmmaking process, especially the modern filmmaking process. Watching this slow motion disaster unfold, watching Lucas make every wrong creative choice, or him muttering about how blatantly aping the original trilogy is like poetry, or the stunned faces at the end of…

  • The Hangover

    The Hangover

    Because I have nothing to say about this movie I loved in 2009 and don’t care about now, here’s one of the 2 or 3 interesting stories about my life. In 2010 I was staying at my aunt’s house in Las Vegas when Scott Pilgrim vs The World came out, and I was so knocked out by it that I saw it on consecutive days (the only time I’ve done that, although I’ve seen movies twice in a week before).…

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  • Section 1

    Section 1

    ★★★★½

    More akin to an episode of Pretty Good than to the previous Dorktown epics, but tells a tale with the usual brio, energy, panache, and humanity we’ve come to expect from Jon and Alex. Well worth the 40 minute watch, and a reminder that the past is truly a different country. Shout out to “Frenchy” Fuqua, who has a cameo here and is more well known for the Immaculate Reception, one of the most famous plays in any sport.

  • Demon Squad

    Demon Squad

    ★½

    MST3K version again. You could have told me this movie was made in 1998 and I'd have believed it, as it looks like some kind of fanfic version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and looks like every prop was donated from Goodwill and every location only gave them 45 minutes to shoot. All that said, it's not completely unwatchable - the screenplay stinks, but the story itself isn't terrible, the low-rent effects have a certain charm, and this is very…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Buhhh. 200 million dollars and we got:

    1. A movie with brutally bad special effects - those memed scenes were par for the course in terms of how this movie looks

    2. A movie at least 45 minutes longer than it should have been, paced absolutely atrociously, that sags like a twenty-five year old mattress halfway through

    3. Acting that ranges from “acceptable” (Chris Pine) to “truly atrocious” (Gadot, who truly acts like every movie is her first one)

    4.…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    I mean, look at my avatar again and tell me you were expecting another rating besides this one. Some thoughts:

    1. The big issue folks seem to have is the digital manipulation of the footage (eg the Smooth Ringo meme), and while it was maybe a bit too clean at times, the people on screen were miles away from the “wax figures” some grumpier folks compared them to, and the coloration absolutely pops off the screen in comparison to the…