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I watch shitty horror movies more often than I watch anything actually good. #horror

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  • Vampires Suck

    Vampires Suck

    ½

    This movie set a new record for how long I was optimistic about a Friedberg & Seltzer movie. The intro was not funny, but it kind of felt adjacent to funny. Also it stayed as what appeared to be a genuine parody for longer than usual (Meet the Spartans' vomiting Shrek baby showed up within about 1 minute). The actress who was playing Bella wasn't bad. Unfortunately they did still throw it all away, and continue with all their usual bullshit…

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

    ★★★★

    I'll be honest, I was very worried when I saw Goro Miyazaki's name come up again. I was not a fan of Tales of Earthsea, and I think it's easily the worst Ghibli movie I've seen (and I only have 2 left). But I was pleasantly surprised by this. It was a pretty grounded story, and felt more similar to Takahata's style than Hayao Miyazaki's. But it really resonated with me emotionally, and captured the beauty of regular life exactly…

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  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★★

    We're doing a marathon of Ghibli movies on the r/letterboxd Discord. But, I'm only a few months removed from watching through most of them myself. So my plan is to only join in for the ones that I have not yet seen - with 1 exception - Kiki's Delivery Service. The reason why I chose to rewatch this one in particular, despite it still being pretty fresh in my mind. Is because I've realised, as I've gotten a bit of…

  • FearDotCom

    FearDotCom

    ★★

    This movie is pretty rough, but I did not hate it. They're really going for a visual style here, which I appreciate. Even if there's some stuff that has aged very poorly. The story isn't awful, but I think the way it's presented is really muddled, and unclear. Also I just think the nature and vibe of the website, and everything surrounding it was really lame, which might be a product of the times.

    I think it's completely ineffective as…