Jacob Martin (formally known as The Movie King)

Jacob Martin (formally known as The Movie King)

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  • Othello

    Othello

    Orson Welles Marathon
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    66/100

    What ho, an Orson Welles Shakespeare adaptation I actually like?

    Never expected to legit enjoy this movie since I wasn't the biggest fan of Macbeth, but here we are. With Othello, while it still has that meandering Shakespeare dialogue which can get a little tedious at times, overall I was into the narrative and tragedy of the story more, was able to invest myself in more of the performances, and was absolutely enthralled by the incredible filmmaking, cinematography, set designs, and haunting score.

    The dubbing though, was hilariously bad at times and could use some more work.

  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

    75/100

    Christmas came early for me in the form of this being my next Celebrating Disney animated review. I've always enjoyed Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. It's a sweet and harmless direct-to-video animated package film featuring three entertaining and heartfelt stories starring Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and others which puts me in the Christmas mood and does a great job at diving into the spirit and heart of Christmas as a holiday more than anything else.

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  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    An animated animal movie, made by the crudest animation studio ever, with no dialogue coming from our main horse characters except some cheesy narration from Matt Damon, a 100% serious plot with very little slapstick gags, alongside some top-quality and jaw-dropping mixtures of 2D animated characters and CG-animated landscapes, some high emotional trauma with sequences that rival How to Train Your Dragon, and the bizarre collaboration of music provided by Hans Zimmer and Bryan Adams of all people.

    One of DreamWorks' most spectacular and highly underrated films to date.


    "I couldn't believe it. One minute I was free and the next: More ropes."

    9/10 (near-flawless)

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    I will never understand the mentality of modern filmgoers. They'll say they want something original and different, but when an original and different film comes out, they'll complain that it is weird, silly, and bonkers, even though the sequel or remake they just watched has the same elements and the love the living crap out of it (like Guardians 2, for instance).

    That's why I'm bummed that films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword flopped, because in my eyes,…