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Smith, Jaden (@officialjaden) "Watching Films Is My Life, Without It I Could Not Exist." 20 January 2018. Tweet.

Favorite films

  • School of Rock
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • La La Land
  • Scream

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  • Palm Springs

    ★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★½

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    ★★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

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  • Peninsula

    Peninsula

    ★★★

    It might be unfair to judge the merits of a film on its predecessor, but I would argue that it is valid, because without the first film, the second couldn’t exist. Peninsula might be a decent way to kill 2 hours at your nearest cinema, but compared to Train to Busan, Peninsula is a much more generic zombie action film that simply does not possess the same endearing qualities as the original, despite its admittedly emotional climax. Peninsula’s tagline is literally “Escape the Apocalypse,” so maybe it was my bad for expecting a little bit more.

    FULL REVIEW HERE

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★

    Not to out myself as a former comic book reader, but the worst part of this movie was how they chose to portray Cassandra Cain.

    Before making this movie someone should've asked themselves, what is a more empowering characterisation: a girl who can best the toughest opponents without breaking a sweat, who's fighting against the abuse that’s been inflicted on her, or a foul-mouthed twelve-year-old pickpocket who cowers behind the grown-ups whenever a fight breaks out?

    FULL REVIEW HERE

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    I can’t describe how nervous I was walking into this, especially since scream is my favourite slasher franchise. I feel like I had every right to be, considering wes craven would take no part of this (RIP), and that it would be heavily gen z-centric. but thank god! I had nothing to fear!

    of course it’s unsubtle and extremely meta and so obsessed with what came before, because that’s what scream is - a commentary about the state of the…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    as someone who is, at the time of writing this, less than 48 hours away from turning 25, watching alana move through this world felt like looking in a mirror - particularly her deep desire to move onto the next phase in her life/to get her shit together. it also helps that alana's performance is one of my favourites this year.

    not everything about this worked for me (i.e. the ending), but then again, every pta film seems to unravel…

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  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    by far the most iconic part of this movie is when elijah wood shows up as The Guy™, gives a rousing speech, and then gets absolutely wrecked all within 30 seconds of screentime

  • Descendants 2

    Descendants 2

    ★★★

    so they included an angsty duet featuring a montage of their lives together and a freaking forehead touch yet they still expect me that both mal and evie are straight?? yeah whatever disney