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  • Tucker and Dale vs Evil

    Tucker and Dale vs Evil

    ★★★★

    I wasn't expecting to watch this film today—we were supposed to see Boyhood but ran out of time and needed a shorter film from Mal's list. RNG declared Tucker and Dale vs Evil to be the victor. (We'll watch Boyhood soon, though.)

    I hadn't even heard of this film, but the premise quickly presents itself as something unique and very, very funny: what if the cliché "college kids vacation in the woods" horror plot was flipped upside-down?

    Honestly, if you…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    First off: I don't label this movie a horror film. Everyone else in our group was convinced, prior to viewing, that they'd be watching a horror movie. The Shining is more thriller, more drama, more suspense. It's also one of the best movies I've ever seen.

    Stephen King's writing is brought to life by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who (along with Diane Johnson) adapted it for the screen. I haven't read the original novel so I can't make any comparisons,…

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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★

    Jesus... where do I even begin?

    I'll start by saying this is only the second Kubrick film I've ever seen (the first being 2001 back in 2008). Obviously this is a far cry from the radical space adventure (which I plan to revisit soon), in a very different, very disturbing direction. The original film was actually rated X due to the immense amounts of violence and sex, but has since been reclassified as R. That alone can probably give you…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★★½

    After an accident leaves Mark Watney seemingly deceased, his fellow crew members make the decision to leave Mars without him. When Mark awakes, he finds himself stranded on the deserted planet, with a limited food and water supply. He knows it'll be years before the next Mars mission, so if he's going to stay alive, he needs to get to work.

    Start to finish, The Martian is brilliant, captivating, and oh so very smart. The movie goes to great length…