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  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★½

    It's fine! Totally and utterly serviceable. Even verging on enjoyable. The problem is it tries to be the cartoon, without actually having the ability to be the cartoon. You get weird cartoony moments that don't fit with the rest of the stiffness of the rest of the movie. The side characters are minimized to almost nothing because it would look weird mixing the almost-human animal characters with the live action humans. Where the original shines is in its over-the-top expressiveness…

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★★

    Even knowing this was a horror musical comedy it took a bit to work into the groove of this oddball. Eventually the comedic charms and immense talent of everyone involved won me over. This movie is absurd and incredibly fun. Good songs too!

    Note: Watched the original cut, not director cut with the original ending.

    [October Horror Marathon: 14/14]

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ½

    This is a self-filtering film. The type of people that want to sit through a 7 hour, glacially paced, nihilistic philosophical statement are probably going to rate it highly. I see nothing special about anything here. It's broadly boring, abusive to its viewers (and to cats), and lifeless. Needless to say, this movie wasn't for me. For a certain film fan who likes their movies moving incredibly slowly and who has a lot of time on their hands, I guess maybe its not the worst thing in the world.

    [1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Progress: 570/1001]

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★

    At first I really didn't get it. Then, I got it. So much fun. Incredibly good for the budget and wildly inventive. Everything clicks so well. It mixes genres and is a blast.