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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

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

    Film #6 off my Scavenger Hunt 41.
    Task 12/30: Watch a film with an ambiguous ending

    This is my favorite horror film. I showed it to my kids for the first time tonight. My oldest said, "I wouldn't trust that face," referring to Jack. He's a smart one.

    You know, as annoying as Shelley Duvall is in this... ok, all movies but especially in this... I really have to hand it to her character, Wendy. She does a pretty bad-ass…

  • The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower

    ★★

    2 stars. For me this means, "Meh," or, "Yup. It's a movie."

    In some ways I feel like giving a movie a 2-star rating is worse than giving it a 1.5 star rating. Why? Because it means the film is utterly forgettable. I didn't quite like it, but nothing made me strongly dislike it either because it was just... I dunno. It just was. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★½

    Film #1 for Scavenger Hunt 19 - October 2016
    Task 3/31: A Saturn Award winner for Best Horror Film.

    Film #7 of 31 for Hoop-Tober 3.0
    7 films from franchises - (3/7)

    It has been a very long while since my last viewing of Gremlins, and I was pleased with how well it held up. I was also genuinely impressed with the delicate balance of humor, scariness, camp, and family-friendly qualities. I find that most movies which attempt to span…

  • Ender's Game

    Ender's Game

    ★★

    Film #1 for Scavenger Hunt 20 - November 2016
    Task 26/30: A bad movie based on a book you enjoy

    Ender's Game is one of my favorite books, so I've been putting off seeing this ever since I heard it was terrible. Thanks to this scavenger hunt, I finally had an excuse to watch it.

    It was bad. Not horrifyingly awful, but not good either. The story was washed out, the characters were non-existent. It's sad when such great source material (which could be made into a great film!) is so badly butchered. Oh well.