rob1

basically any movie that's old/weird/silly will get my attention, haha

Favorite films

  • Invasion of Astro-Monster
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon
  • Truck Turner
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    ★★★½

  • Master of the Flying Guillotine

    ★★★★

  • The Black Beyond Trilogy

    ★★★★½

  • Double Agent 73

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  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    ★★★½

    Seen as part of Fathom Events' screening of the 2022 Directors Edition

    I've now seen this movie three times in theaters. I saw the original theatrical version twice in 2019, and now this new '2022 Directors Edition' -- which I had already screened for myself at home on Paramount+.

    And I'm not counting when I watched the previous 2001 Directors Edition at home. Or the time I watched the theatrical version at home.

    Or the times where I've simply laid…

  • Master of the Flying Guillotine

    Master of the Flying Guillotine

    ★★★★

    Watched as part of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)'s 2nd annual 'AGFADROME' virtual movie marathon/fundraiser.

    My first time seeing this movie in such good quality. The only copy in widescreen I had encountered before this was subtitled, and the only version I had found dubbed was a 4:3 British VHS rip.

    This print, however, was widescreen, English dubbed, and looked great.

    Unfortunately the streaming software glitched out and my friend and I missed the first 20 minutes or so…

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  • The Black Beyond Trilogy

    The Black Beyond Trilogy

    ★★★★½

    Watched as part of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)'s 2nd annual 'AGFADROME' virtual movie marathon/fundraiser.

    Hi-res video transfer that will be part of an upcoming AGFA Blu-Ray release, previewed as part of this event.

    Super fun, super earnest shot-on-video horror/sci-fi anthology film with an all-Black cast from a black director. Everyone is clearly giving it their all, the tone finds a good balance between scares and comedy, and there are some clever twist endings in the Rod Serling mold. A reminder of why low-budget movies can be great.

  • Hitman: Agent 47

    Hitman: Agent 47

    ★★★

    Better than I expected, which wasn't much.

    Why this worked for me:

    * Its well-lit (unlike so many modern movies that mistake desaturation for 'atmosphere,' you can actually see what's going on here)

    * some of the action choreography was by the John Wick guys

    * Zachary Quinto looks good being angry and punching stuff (and it makes more sense here than in Star Trek Into Darkness)

    * I have no investment in the past mythology of this franchise, so…