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<Todd> has written 278 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★½

    "I just thought there'd be more" - Olivia,

    - Scavenger Hunt 54 (Sept '19): boxd.it/3QsyW
    Task 18. Watch a movie where the protagonist rekindles their relationship with their dad (13/30 watched)

    Wouldn't it be amazing if 2 hours and 45 minutes into this film, a Cloverfield monster popped up and ate the boy? That's my movie.

    Boyhood follows a boy for 12 years, famously filming once a year and showing the actors grow in real life. You see the characters…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    ★★★½

    "Good lord, what is it about women with little hats?" - sexy WWII talk,
    AND
    "Really, the whole thing is quite decorous." - Alan Turing,

    Come for the dramatic representation of some of the most boring parts in WWII history, stay for Cumberbatch jogging in old man clothes.

    In the Imitation Game, we track oddball Alan Turing, the master codebreaker who solved the Enigma coded message system, during his creation of a secret team and execution of his duties during…

  • Tales from the Hood 2

    Tales from the Hood 2

    ★★★½

    "I'm trying to flip the script and make horror redemptive" - Rusty Cundieff, the director (nif).

    - Daily Horror Hunt 15 (Sept '19): boxd.it/3JrCO
    Day 8: Watch a film with 5 or more words in the title.

    "2" is a word... yes it is... no seriously it is... whatever!

    Mr. Simms is paid to tell stories about criminals to an AI robo patriot, designed to capture people to fill private corporate prisons. He is hired by the evil corporate CEO…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★½

    "You should cut that mullet, it's been almost 30 years" - Eddie,

    - 2019 Ranked: boxd.it/2lsbC
    - Stephen King Films Ranked: boxd.it/23MKw

    You know if I had a fever and the only prescription was more Bill Skarsgard in clown makeup, I would have only BARELY survived.

    All considered, I would say that this is a clear step down from part 1 but still highly entertaining and visually exciting. The casting is perfect as each of the adult actors really feels…

  • Fright Night

    Fright Night

    ★★★½

    "You don't believe me do you?" - Charlie,

    - Daily Horror Hunt 54: boxd.it/3JrCO
    Day Five: A movie with a theme song that includes the title of the movie.

    If a vampire moved next door to me I'd leave that fucker alone, and if I did talk to him I'd be super polite.

    Charlie's neighbor is a vampire and when he tries to tell people and get help but everyone is a complete dick about it and doesn't believe him.…

  • The Wolverine

    The Wolverine

    ★★★½

    "What kind of a monster are you?" - Someone, to the makers of X-Men Origins Wolverine.

    - X-men Films Ranked: boxd.it/1PZwO

    Adamantium vs. vibranium... is there an answer to that question?

    It's a Japanese influenced mutant neo-noir, with a hint of Karate Kid 2 and Die Hard... so it's pretty good. In the Wolverine, Logan vists Japan to say goodbye to a friend who is dying. The friend wants Wolverine to give him his powers of healing so he won't…

  • Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story

    Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story

    ★★★½

    "Well I think that's fucking weak grandma" - Me during Monopoly once
    "Oh Todd... shut your damn mouth" - My grandma's comeback, RIP

    - Scavenger Hunt #54: boxd.it/3QsyW
    Clue 26: Watch a movie where the characters play board games that's not Game Night (1/30)

    The Monopoly man used to be called "Rich Uncle Pennybags" and I find shit like that to be fascinating.

    This is a pretty straightforward but perfect entry level documentary on one of the world's most successful…

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    ★★★½

    "Living in the woods (Shia LaBeouf)
    Killing for sport (Shia LaBeouf)
    Eating all the bodies
    Actual cannibal Shia LaBeouf" - Rob Cantor (nif)

    - 2019 Ranked: boxd.it/2lsbC

    This may come off as insensitive but I'm just going to say it... Peanut Butter Falcon is a shitty wrestling name.

    Zak has down syndrome and escapes a nursing home to go to a wrestling school. Eleanor loves Zak and wants to take care of him but she doesn't let him spread his…

  • Predators

    Predators

    ★★★½

    "What are you?" - Royce

    Fourth Watch Fun Fact: For every academy award won by one of the actors in this film a predator dies.

  • Columbo: Murder by the Book

    Columbo: Murder by the Book

    ★★★½

    "You know, there's only one thing I'm unclear about" - Columbo... if he says that you are in deep shit.

    - Spielberg Ranked: boxd.it/22B8k
    - 5X5 Directors Challenge (Spielberg 5/5): boxd.it/3IUJC

    Don't let that poster confuse you, Columbus is a terrifying bulldog that would kill you and everyone you know.

    Columbo is a detective and this dude knows hit shit. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Columbo is an unconventional detective and the show works in such a…

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★½

    "You can't fool us by agreeing with us" - Roy... you tell 'em roy.

    - Spielberg Ranked: boxd.it/22B8k
    - 5X5 Directors Challenge (Spielberg 2/5): boxd.it/3IUJC

    That's why I don't drive at night.

    In close encounters, a shitball dad and a bunch of other people including a pretty woman with a child, see a UFO and other UFO like activity and then they are all drawn to this place where the UFO's might land. It's a Spielberg/Williams joint so that's pretty…

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln

    ★★★½

    "Quite a mundane point wouldn't you say?" - Some Cracker, speaking on my behalf about this movie.

    - 5x5 Director's Challenge (Spielberg 1/5): boxd.it/3IUJC
    - Steven Spielberg Ranked: boxd.it/22B8k

    What a well made but boring film:

    (1) REVIEW-Film Bro Edition:
    Stephen Spielberg is the best director in the world and if you don't agree you should go fuck yourself because I'm always right. Also, my fake girlfriend agrees with me. Now allow me to explain how dumb you are...

    (2)…