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  • Forbidden Planet
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Planet of the Apes
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  • Manos: The Hands of Fate

    ★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★½

  • 'Gator Bait

    ★★★

  • Tarantula

    ★★★½

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  • Manos: The Hands of Fate

    Manos: The Hands of Fate

    ★★★★

    "Joel, this is gonna turn into a snuff film, isn't it?"

    Four stars for the MST3K episode btw. Don't know if I could stomach this without the guys and their commentary.

    This has become a "comfort watch"- not sure what that says about me.

    In my opinion, this is the golden era of Mystery Science Theater: Joel, Kevin, Trace, and Frank.

    Such a hilarious ep from the "Hired" short to the skit with Mike as "Torgo" at the end.

    *Found the "Essentials" boxset at 2nd and Charles today so I felt this needed a rewatch.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★½

    Ennui, indeed. This is like a parody of a Wes Anderson film. I'm a fan of "Rushmore" and some of his early films, but this felt half baked to me. Almost too pretentious for its own good. I'm assuming this is his homage to the French New Wave. It looks amazing and has a great cast, but is unfortunately less than the sum of its parts. Might fare better on a rewatch.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    John Carpenter's masterpiece- the perfect film to watch during Blizzard 2016.

    Only Kurt Russell can make a ridiculous "Yosemite Sam" hat look cool.

    "They're not Swedes, Mac, they're Norwegians!"

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    Between "Nightcrawler" and this film, Jake Gyllenhaal had one hell of a year in 2014.

    I wasn't sure if I liked this one at first- but it definitely resonated with me in a strong way. It stays with you, and leaves you thinking.

    It's a surreal look at a man struggling with the encroaching responsibilities of fatherhood- at least that's my take. Some definite echoes of Kafka and Lynch here.

    I was really taken with how the film itself made…