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  • Pulp Fiction
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Adaptation.
  • The Empire Strikes Back

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  • Battle for the Lost Planet

    ★★½

  • Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

    ★★★★

  • San Francisco International

    ★★½

  • Hell Comes to Frogtown

    ★★

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  • Battle for the Lost Planet

    Battle for the Lost Planet

    ★★½

    The overall concept is cool enough, and I get a kick out of the 80s starfighter special effects, but it’s pretty cheap.

    Farscape does a lot of the broad strokes better.

  • San Francisco International

    San Francisco International

    ★★½

    Sometimes when watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies the color or sound seems off, and it’s hard to tell what’s a consequence of the actual print we’re watching and what’s a consequence of the movie being projected. This is one of the brownest movies they’ve ever shown.

    Directed by a pretty talented John Llewellyn Moxey, the movie tries to serve as a pilot for a TV show.

    As an episode of Mystery Science Theater it’s probably one of the mediocre…

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  • Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

    Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

    ★★★★

    The comparisons to Alien tend to crop up in a lot of reviews. This is my first time watching "The Ark in Space", and I do see those parallels. The infection, the metamorphoses, the crawl through the duct, even using the afterburners of a spaceship to incinerate a hostile alien are all here.

    This is my first time watching these Tom Baker serials from this series in this specific order. It’s interesting to see how the NERVA Beacon plays such…

  • Hell Comes to Frogtown

    Hell Comes to Frogtown

    ★★

    This feels like such a quintessential B-Movie, that I honestly don’t know what to say. There’s more production value in it than I expected, and some of the action is okay. It’s interesting to see this and They Live came out in the same year.

    Week 20/52 of the Cult Movie Challenge: It’s fun.

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  • Nashville

    Nashville

    ★★★★

    It’s held up as one of the most important films ever. I want to try to unpack some of that. The movie is basically an extended look at a span of days dealing with the fans, artists, performers, politicians, and other individuals in and around the country music scene in Nashville, TN during the mid-1970s. It’s long, and I think it’s really a testament to Robert Altman that he makes the film so interesting and engaging.

    The movie grapples with…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    If Jordan Peele’s theatrical movies are like Twilight Zone erpisodes, Everything, Everywhere, All At Once is like a cross between Rick and Morty, a Wachowski fever dream, Lord and Miller, and The Runaway Bunny.

    I’m not sure how much I can even cover in this review. It’s a movie that has a profound emotional core while still delivering on all kinds of crazy scifi action and imagery, and I don’t think either of those is sacrificed for the other.

    It’s…