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  • Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie

    Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie

    I've got a spare hour at work so I want to write about this. I'm going to be specifically writing about one shot from the end of the last episode of the last season of this show, so there's kind of a spoiler here, but I'm also going to be talking about animation in general so if you're more into that and don't care about spoilers you can probably read on. But for sure watch this cartoon and watch this…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    This is the first Edgar Wright movie that I don't love. This whole movie is built around music, virtually every scene is attempting to pair and sync the soundtrack with the visuals in some way. I saw this last night and this morning as I drove into work I found myself singing "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen. Which is not in this movie, it's in Edgar's other movie Shaun of the Dead. That scene is a really great scene,…

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  • Ouija

    Ouija

    This movie stinks. But I'm interested in gaining knowledge from even the shittiest of movies, so I guess I have some thoughts to record on this one.

    This movie is about a group of teenagers and it does the thing where it casts twenty somethings instead of actual teenagers. I think this isn't always a recipe for disaster but it was in this case. The main thing they always fuck up on is just how teenagers look. Real life teenagers…

  • Bride of Frankenstein

    Bride of Frankenstein

    So if the first Frankenstein is like Alien then this is Aliens. It's a departure from the original, but still manages to achieve some cool shit in it's own right. I watched this back to back with the original and it was interesting to note how Whale's stylistic decisions changed. The original is the slow burn mood piece, and Bride is like "Okay the monster is back, lets have some cool shit happen, I'm James Whale"

    It picks up right…