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  • Zootopia



    Film #8 for Scavenger Hunt 28.
    12. Pick a film with a song by David Guetta and/or Sia as soundtrack

    Before I do this review, I want to talk about Harry Potter. Harry Potter manages to create this interesting world of magic, and Hogwarts in particular, with a relatively interesting school system and an immersive world to build on. And that can help forgive that the actual meat, the books, are pretty weak content-wise.

    So, Zootopia.

    The plot itself is…

  • To Jennifer

    To Jennifer


    Overall, none of the main characters are particularly likable, the ending makes some of the framing in the film not completely make sense, and there is one portion in a more fillery section of the movie that made me wince. But those things aside, I actually enjoyed this one.

    I honestly think it's best to go into To Jennifer with no idea how it's going to go; it's not hard to piece together what's happening as the movie goes along,…

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  • Chocolate



    Film #7 for Scavenger Hunt #28

    So let me summarize the things that I like about the film, before getting to the thing that really weighs it down for me.

    I like the plot well enough; it's simplistic but it is enough to allow us to transition from fight scene to fight scene. And wow, these fight scenes! They look absolutely splendid, fluidly shot most of the time (occasionally the director gets too jump-cut happy, but that's pretty rare.), and…

  • The Ladies of the House

    The Ladies of the House


    Film #5 of Scavenger Hunt #28

    It's hard to figure out exactly what to say about this film because I really don't want to risk spoiling it. It's an entertaining thrill ride where even if the conclusion is relatively apparent, it's a blast seeing how exactly we get there. It's a fun romp and feministy spin on grindhouse cinema.

    The themes of feminine objectification/disempowerment and empowerment are interesting as well. When we see one of the female characters objectifying themselves…