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Old 03-01-15, 10:49 PM
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Snow White and the Huntsman- Post-Hunger Games, post-Twilight revisionist take on the famous fairy tale basically adds a touch of Peter Jackson's LOTR and makes the title character a Joan of Arc warrior against the evil queen, aided by the strapping woodsman. Basically a glossy music video of lots of visual razzle dazzle and little substance, it's passable if unremarkable popcorn fare without any of the staying power of the great revisionist fairy tales. A cast of British actors are fun as the dwarves and Theron hams it up like mad as the Evil Queen, shame that they aren't in a better film. Glossy and appropriately dark, but not imaginative, frightening, or smart enough to justify going back the well yet again. Functional, but not much else.

Poltergeist- Though bearing Tobe Hooper's directorial credit, this bombastic 1981 horror favorite bears the fingerprints of producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg much more strongly, boasting his familial themes, suburban setting, and glossy effects-filled set pieces. Exactly who storyboarded and directed what remains a topic of considerable debate to this day, but the final product, though overlong and bit overproduced, at its best it's frightening, exciting, and occasionally quite moving, and many of the special effects sequences, produced at the height of ILM's powers, remain pretty impressive. Perhaps not quite the sum of its parts, but effective and iconic. Special kudos to Goldsmith's score, spookier than the usual Williams fare, and especially cinematographer John Leonetti's stunning lighting. The Blu-ray looks remarkably good.
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Month round-up (bold=liked)
Spoiler:
Running On Empty (I'd like to see this remade)
The Emigrants
Beer League
The Shoes of the Fisherman
Applause
*Whiplash
The Fault in Our Stars
(yup, i liked it)
Kismet
Motives 2
Sudden Fear
R.E.M. By MTV
Biutiful
The Theory of Everything

Choke
Pelle the Conqueror
Born into Brothels
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Hornetís Nest
*Birdman
Oxford Blues
The Secret of Convict Lake
Scissors
Antoniaís Line
Shaolin Abbot

Richard III (90's)
John Wick
The Death Factory Bloodletting
Genevieve
Bikini Academy
The Hours
All Men Are Brothers
Quiet Riot: Well Now Youíre Here, Thereís No Way Back

Smash-Up: Story of a Woman
*March of the Penguins
Julie
Come and Get It
Sahara (1943)
Atonement
Singles
Edge of Tomorrow

Sol Madrid
Porn Star Zombies
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Magnificent Ruffians
The Color of Pomegranates
Doing Hard Time
Humoresque
*The Homesman
The League of Gentlemen
Return to House on Haunted Hill
The Great Lie
Man of Iron
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Oceanís Thirteen
The Great Race
Twice Upon a Time


*Most favorites of the month
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Old 03-02-15, 01:28 PM
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so sappy, but oh so Hallmark.
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father - 3/5

Documentary about a medical resident who was murdered by his psychotic ex-girlfriend and the after effects of the crime on those who were close to the victim. Emotionally devastating subject matter whose impact for me was diminished by the amateurish filmmaking techniques at play. Could have been better if done by someone who was not so close to the victim.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013) on Netflix. Lightweight but entertaining, just like every other Clancy-based film I have seen. Everything comes together a bit too quickly and conveniently, but I did appreciate that none of the stunts defied the laws of physics.
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cinderella - 3/5
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Whiplash - 5/5
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The new Robocop. It was fine, nothing spectacular.
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Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile - 1974. I loved it. 10/10
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Clown (2014)

Seeing that this came from Jon Watts' 2010 faux trailer, I was surprised how good the full-length film ended up being. Cast is solid, (practical) FX work is great and the film balances all of its pieces well.

It also had one of the best Horror set pieces I've seen in a Horror film in a really long time. Such a great idea!

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

There was a little bit of false advertising when it came to this film. While it definitely has its fun moments and delivers on gore, the script is a bit of a mess. Too many ideas put in the pot, none really developed to their fullest. The film really needed some editing. The best thing about the film, the character of Brooke (played by Bianca Bradey) is underutilized here. Not quite the Midnight Movie/Cult Classic I'm sure the filmmakers were shooting for.
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INSURGENT 3D - 4/5 - I feel like watching Peter Pan Live! hence the rope attached to the back. lol
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Foxcatcher - 3.5/5 Fairly solid acting, technically efficient to a fault, Bennett Miller does well telling true stories that take us from point A to point B, but there is ultimately no soul in his work. The great Mark Ruffalo is wasted in this film.
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Ganja & Hess - 4/5

What if Gordon Parks, Ingmar Berman & John Cassavetes got together and made a film about addiction disguised as a Blaxploitation vampire film? A strange and sometimes mesmerizing film filled with symbolism and social commentary on race. Remade by Spike Lee as Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
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Rosewater...could have been more gripping and well done with a more seasoned Director. just didn't think it had any omph.
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
What more can be said that haven't said before... The fighting scenes are not very long or elaborate but this movie shines on the training and challenges sequences. I have yet to see another Kung-Fu movie that outclasses 36th Chamber in regards to the above.
The role of a lifetime for Gordon Liu and he takes full advantage of it. Phenomenal!
I highly recommend Return to the 36 Chambers if haven't checked it out yet. It's just as good as 36 Chambers of Sholin IMO.
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Laggies Wasn't terrible. I would have stuck with it but it was getting late and I knew we were losing an hours sleep. Great talent, just Kiera Knightly with an American accent wasn't doing it for me. Also it moved very slowly. I freely admit my tastes are shallow. But an hour in and things were just getting interesting was too slow for me. Some good humor but not really a comedy. They should have just shot for comedy gold it would have been easier to stick with it.
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Snowpiercer
Oculus
The Scribbler


I ended up liking all three, which is a nice change of pace.
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I highly recommend Return to the 36 Chambers if haven't checked it out yet. It's just as good as 36 Chambers of Sholin IMO.
I plan to watch both Return and Disciples in the next few days... Thanks for the recommendation.

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