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  • Alter Ego

    Alter Ego


    “From Takashi Shimizu, director of The Grudge and Ju-On horror films” — according to Amazon. Takashi Shimizu is one of my favorite horror directors of all time, and I was a bit surprised to find something of his that I hadn’t seen already. When I realized he didn’t direct it, I understood; the actual director is Issei Shibata, someone I’ve never heard of and who has only three directing credits. This is a pretty silly movie, about three models who are doing…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending


    I don't know what rating to give it. As a friend said, it sort of demeans it to describe it in terms of bad or good - it's big dumb fun on a grand scale, it's Flash Gordon (minus Queen, which is really the only thing that could have made this movie even more fun) with some Star Wars, Dune and Brazil thrown in for good measure. The romance is laughable, the costumes are amazing and it's still a far better movie than Interstellar.