Zak

A sucker for genre trash.

Watchlist is comprised of movies I own, but still have never seen.

#horror

Favorite films

  • Chimpanzee
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Mighty Joe Young

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  • Murmur of the Heart

    ★★★½

  • I Walk Alone

    ★★★½

  • Action Point

    ★★½

  • Island of Lost Souls

    ★★★★

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  • Murmur of the Heart

    Murmur of the Heart

    ★★★½

    The first Felliniesque half as we see a group of sex-crazed brothers coming of age in the shadow of the French Indochina war was good. Once it gets into the titular heart murmur and makes the ugly face of post-pubescent boys more provocative, it became a little less interesting. I'm into the idea of making Laurent less innocent, but the change in setting and the loss of a lot of the bigger themes (religion, international conflict, family) made this less interesting.

  • I Walk Alone

    I Walk Alone

    ★★★½

    As I watched this, I kept thinking "Wait, have I seen this before? No, no... I'm just thinking of the similar premise of The Roaring Twenties. But then why do I remember Kirk Douglas so well?"
    Well, as I went to log this, it turns out I did see this before... back in 2012. I didn't remember a lot of the plotting, even though it's pretty straightforward: Burt Lancaster returns from a 14-year stint in jail, awaiting the the fruits…

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  • The Family Stone

    The Family Stone

    ★★

    Every character in this movie is insufferable in a way that's nearly impossible to empathize with. It's wild. Our window into this dysfunctional family is a painfully awkward and self-centered girlfriend interloper played by Sarah Jessica Parker, yet the family is so aggressively hateful to her that we start to find ourselves in her corner... until she proves to suck even worse than we thought possible? Nothing makes sense.
    When she first meets her soon-to-be in-laws, she's painfully timid; with…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★

    No Time to Die is a beautiful-looking movie and I absolutely loved all the action, but it's a very dumb screenplay that manages to continue the boring continuity of the Craig era as well as amp up some of the cornier elements of classic Bond in ways that didn't work for me. I liked most of the jokes, I love a scheming villain with a lair, I love a goofy-looking henchman, I love the increase of gadgets (Magnet base-jumping! Hidden…