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  • Inseminoid

    ★★

  • Kolobos

    ★★★½

  • Twelfth Night

    ★★½

  • Underworld: Blood Wars

    ★½

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  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★★

    “Vote for Pedro”

    A great comedy is one where you notice new things every time you watch it, you enjoy quoting it in various situations, and it takes on a life if its own in your imagination. This film has all of those hallmarks, making it a bonafide classic!

    I’ve had this rated at 4 1/2 stars for the longest time, because I’ve always been a bit sad at having been left out of the fun of seeing this get…

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★★

    A pretty damn good sci-fi action flick. It’s definitely aimed at kids, but I’m a big kid myself and I kept thinking about how much I’d enjoy reenacting some of these scenes. The part where Izzy Hawthorne overcomes her fear of outer space to make a leap for the departing space craft gave me chills, especially as she reaches for that lovable robot cat. I thought for sure he was a goner there. 

    Characters are great in this: funny, relatable,…

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  • Kolobos

    Kolobos

    ★★★½

    —“He obviously doesn’t appreciate the artistic value of cinema.”
    —“Yes, especially when it sucks.”

    Glad to see others are being kind to this film, I thought I’d be in the minority. The acting is not great (it’s bad, let’s be blunt), but the kills are phenomenal and the plot gets really good the deeper it goes. It elevates itself far above its premise. Really cool. 

    The dialogue is nothing special, but there are some comedic gems in there, like when…

  • Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    ★★½

    “I was adored once, too.”

    Some quality line delivery from a great cast, most notably Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness, and Joan Plowright. The staging is very much in the theatrical tradition, with a few distracting cuts for reaction close ups. I like the singsong parts the most, very relaxing. The visual quality is quite poor, in need of a restoration. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you’re a fan of the actors. 

    Summer Shakespeare 2022

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    Perfect. I love every shot, every choice—this goes places I didn’t expect and then veers off from those to even darker realms. The characters are really well developed and the crisis is allowed to develop with significant tension that builds to a dramatic climax. There is ample symbolism and plenty of really cool shots. There is a thoroughly gruesome eye-stabbing sequence—that eye stuff gets me every time, I should make a list. 

    This film (as were several of my previously…

  • Holmes & Watson

    Holmes & Watson

    This film started off alright, but after the initial trial scene everything about the film goes downhill at a terrific pace. Everyone involved had to have known that this sucked. It’s absolutely fascinating how bad this film is. The jokes are as stale as a seven-year-old jar of urine.  

    They try nobly to save things towards the end with a comical musical montage that gave me my only real laugh, but it’s a late hail mary pass with no hope of averting the loss. The actual climax is painful to watch and I want it destroyed.