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  • The Luck of the Irish

    The Luck of the Irish

    ★★★★

    Exploring DCOMS
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    OK, now we're back to actual good quality DCOM material after the abominable trainwrecks known as the Descendants film.

    The Luck of the Irish is one of the stranger premises in Disney Channel's library, where a happy-go-lucky teen boy loses a magic coin that kept his family's luck, loses his lucky streak, and starts to turn into a leprechaun because his heritage is Irish, yet even when the plot becomes strange, trippy, and nonsensical, it surprisingly works???…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★★

    A mainstream horror movie released in 2018 that's mostly treated like a silent movie????

    SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love it when films take creative risks and uses its visual storytelling as a way to express fear, dread, and conflict without insane amounts of exposition, and A Quiet Place excels at that. From scene 1, it's established what the conflict is (strange beings that eat people when they make loud noises), and the film builds upon that insanely original premise through…

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Reviewing the Commentary #1:
    Star Wars- commentary provided by writer/director George Lucas, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), sound designer Ben Burtt, and effects director of photography Dennis Muren

    What I learned the most from this experience- Chewbacca's roars were provided by different bears, the lightsaber effects were provided painstakingly frame by frame via traditionally animated drawing cells, it took days for Carrie Fisher to get that hologram message scene right, Lucas' belief that Star Wars is not a sci-fi movie, his…

  • 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,…