• Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea

    ★★★★

    (The Average Joe’s Movie Club Cast)

    An Irish folklore fueled adventure about a brother and sister mending their relationship by unlocking the secrets of their family's past, in this gorgeous hand-drawn animated film from Cartoon Saloon.

    "Come away oh human child, to the waters and the wild, with a fairy, hand in hand, for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand"

    I should not have put off these Cartoon Saloon movies for so long, because the incredible…

  • Hook

    Hook

    ★★★★½

    (The Average Joe’s Movie Club Cast)

    Remembering the magic, wonder, and adventure of Neverland.

    "If you can't imagine yourself being Peter Pan, you won't *be* Peter Pan, so eat up."

    The iconic Steven Spielberg presents an emotionally powerful and imaginative continuation of the Peter Pan legend, as an adult Peter must learn to become 'the boy who wouldn't grow up' again, in order to save his children from the clutches of Captain Hook. The first time I watched this a…

  • Polyester

    Polyester

    ★★★

    Criterion Collection Spine #995

    John Waters swaps out his normal filth for some smelly satirical melodrama in this tame and kinda lame film, that began his transition over to mainstream Hollywood.

    "Choose your words with care, and I won't get riled!"

    Polyester has many of the usual trimmings of a movie from the Dreamlanders with the bad acting and lewd subject matter. But it is almost not even worth watching without any of the outrageous cringe moments, that made Waters'…

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★½

    Recommended by: Marvin123

    A near-perfect life in high school movie that somehow passed me by.

    "And you're listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite."

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the few films I can recall that right from the opening act had me totally loving this experience of getting an inside look at the lives of these teens.…

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★★½

    One pub crawl to rule them all! But really Edgar Wright just swapped out the Shaun of the Dead's zombies with some invasion of the body snatchers aliens, for this nightcap on the Cornetto trilogy.

    "At this point your planet is the least civilized in the entire galaxy ... What did he say? ... He said we are a bunch of fuck ups ... Hey it is our basic human right to be fuck ups."

    The World’s End serves up…

  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    That Obscure Object of Desire

    ★★★★

    Criterion Collection Spine #143
    (Foreign language film - French)

    You have never seen a two-faced temptress quite like this, in this quirky tale of love, relationships, and repressed intimacy ... tell us more!

    "Several extreme-left groups, known to the public, the P.O.P., the P.R.I.Q.U.E., the C.L.A.W. and the R.U.T., have suddenly joined forces in a vast campaign of bombings, under the direction of the R.A.B.J. Revolutionary Army of the Baby Jesus."

    In That Obscure Object of Desire, Director Luis Buñuel…

  • Wedding Crashers

    Wedding Crashers

    ★★★★

    If Wedding Crashers was a candy bar, it would have a sweet but hilariously naughty center, wrapped in one sleazy ass candy coating.

    "Rule #16: Give me an up-to-date family tree. That was your mistake. You made me look like an idiot ... Rule #76: No excuses. Play like a champion!"

    As a carefree college student I remember Wedding Crashers being one of the funniest theater experiences I have ever had. But this premise of a couple of guys lying…

  • Mrs. Miniver

    Mrs. Miniver

    ★★★★½

    (Adam & Justin's Letterboxd Movie Club)

    A british community experiences the hardships of war, when the battlefield surges past the frontline and into their own backyards.

    "This is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is a war of the people, of all the people, and it must be fought not only on the battlefield, but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories and on the farms, in the home, and in the heart of every…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    You know I did have this aching feeling in the back of my head that I knew where this movie was heading ... but turns out I had to see it to believe it!

    "Maddie, who are you talking to? ... Gabriel ... Is he your imaginary friend? ... He's the devil!"

    I had heard all the buzz about how campy Malignant was, but for most of the film I was left thinking what the hell are they talking about.…

  • Flesh for Frankenstein

    Flesh for Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    Criterion Collection Spine #27

    Paul Morrissey & Andy Warhol's frisky take on Frankenstein.

    "Make him unconscious, but don't kill him, or damage his head in any way. I need his brain for my zombie! I am sure it has the right instincts we want!"

    Despite being made by the same filmmakers and cast of 'Blood for Dracula', it was interesting to see how different the feel for Flesh for Frankenstein was, while still being super gross and horny. The movie gets…

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Fiddler on the Roof

    ★★★★★

    A celebration of a modest life of faith, family, and community ... held in the balance and confronted by a changing world during the turn of the century.

    "Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!"

    It has been a long time since I have thought this, but the joy of revisiting Fiddler on the Roof with its fantastic music, characters, and rich themes has made it my new…

  • Porky Chops

    Porky Chops

    (Looney Tunes S14 E7:)
    (Porky Pig)

    Porky goes lumberjacking up the wrong tree, and ends up disturbing one ornery squirrel trying to get some R&R.

    "Read, fat boy! Ya vex me, ya understand? Ya vex me! Now cease the chop-chop, chubby! Blow, Joe! Hit the road! I'm giving me some shut-eye and so are you! ... Now scram, Ham!"

    It was a bit odd to hear this ass hole New Yorker squirrel that sounds just like Bugs spouting off at…