Jesse Schallenberger

Jesse Schallenberger

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I am a movie watcher, among other things.

Favorite films

  • The Matrix
  • Jurassic Park
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Toy Story

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  • Beyond the Darkness

    ★★★

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

  • A League of Their Own

    ★★★★

  • Knifecorp

    ½

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  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★½

    This prequel brings a fun breath of fresh air into the CGI-heavy franchise. I still haven't seen 4 and 5, but I imagine they continue the downward trend in quality of the original 3 Transformers, and 3 was barely watchable to me. Someday I will confirm whether that is accurate. I would put this up there with the first entry.

    I also want to speak unfavorably toward John Cena's acting chops, but I don't know that it impacts my rating anyway.

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    ★★★½

    HORRORx52 Challenge (2022 Edition) - Film 5/52
    #23 - Slasher

    Portrait of a Henry on Murder.

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  • Knifecorp

    Knifecorp

    The Podcast Macabre 2022 Horror Challenge (30 of 52)
    #31 - Featuring Tiffany Shepis

    No disrespectful to Kane Hodder, but when he's the best actor in a movie, you're going to have a rough time. I didn't enjoy this at all. No thanks.

    Also, I'm supposed to think of these as high schoolers? I guess they've been held back a decade or more.

    I know this movie isn't serious, but I really did not have a good time.

  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★

    The Podcast Macabre 2022 Horror Challenge (29 of 52)
    #22 - From the 1960s you have not seen before
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    HORRORx52 Challenge (2022 Edition) - Film 19/52
    #11 - Criterion Collection

    This was a nice tight atmospheric movie. I enjoyed the watch very much.

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  • The Last House on the Left

    The Last House on the Left

    ★★★½

    HORRORx52 Challenge (2022 Edition) - Film 17/52
    #29 - 1970s

    Yet another film where I saw the remake first. I did dig the remake well enough, and of course this one having cult status generally lived up to the hype. It might be a bit dated and rough around the edges, but overall about what I expected, which is good.

    I watched it on Blu-ray, but have to say the quality of the transfer was not great.

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★

    HORRORx52 Challenge (2022 Edition) - Film 16/52
    #30 - Made in France

    Wow, what a watch. I am a bit surprised I was not as disturbed as I anticipated. I'm glad I had already eaten though, perhaps it would've messed up my appetite.