Zak

A sucker for genre trash.

Watchlist is comprised of movies I own, but still have never seen.

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  • The Slime People

    The Slime People

    ★★

    "Look! The Three Spooges!"

    I kind of like the lowkey approach to sci fi. Much like underrated atomic age thriller, Panic in Year Zero!, this uses radio serial techniques to have news footage and background actors talk about the chaos descending upon the world while a small group of people navigates their way to safety. Unfortunately the whole slime people conceit takes too much exposition to handle that way, and also none of the characters have any discerning characteristics. Even…

  • Mystery in the Bermuda Triangle

    Mystery in the Bermuda Triangle

    ★★½

    I feel like I didn't quite understand what was going on in the last 20 minutes of this. There's an Iranian princess ends up going to an alien, futuristic society with her scientist father? But the movie's not really about that, it's about the karate student that is posing as the Iranian princess and the three luchadores tasked with protecting her. I was never sure of the hierarchy of the villains though, or really what everyone was trying to accomplish.…

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  • The Family Stone

    The Family Stone

    ★★

    Every character in this movie is insufferable in a way that's nearly impossible to empathize with. It's wild. Our window into this dysfunctional family is a painfully awkward and self-centered girlfriend interloper played by Sarah Jessica Parker, yet the family is so aggressively hateful to her that we start to find ourselves in her corner... until she proves to suck even worse than we thought possible? Nothing makes sense.
    When she first meets her soon-to-be in-laws, she's painfully timid; with…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    If nothing else, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is successful in delivering a raucous adventure by letting the actors hold the awe and excitement of the iconic franchise on their faces. Daisy RIdley, especially, has this wide-eyed wonder that shows she's not just someone caught up in an epic hero's journey, but someone who knows the characters of the original trilogy and loves them. It is a clear meta-homage, but doesn't feel like fan fiction the way lesser reboots often…