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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    ★★★½

    "You do not exist."

    Great performances. Great atmosphere, capturing the grim unfeeling and uncaring world. I really like that this was filmed in the year 1984.

    It includes a lot from the book, but it still feels like it's missing something. Scenes and dialogue are there, but there's some deeper element that's not. And while the dialogue works in the book, the endless talking here makes for a long movie.

    Overall, a good dystopian sci-fi film that gets its message across in the bleakest way possible, because without prevention there is no hope.

    "It's not so much staying alive, it's staying human that's important."

  • Legend

    Legend

    ★½

    "Mmbl gmbml gmblm gmlg gmldmb gmbmml."
    - Ron, all the time. Fuck if I can understand his mumbling.

    They put the entire weight of the movie on the shoulders of Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy, but... it's not interesting. I didn't give a damn about the brothers, didn't give a damn about the girl. This ends up being over two hours of not giving a shit.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.

    The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.

    I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

    Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.

    The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."

    Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.