Favorite films

  • Aladdin
  • John Wick
  • Batman
  • Spirited Away

Recent activity

All
  • Event Horizon

    ★★★

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Lady in the Water

  • Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★½

Pinned reviews

More
  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★★

    It's one of my all-time favorite films, and I've watched it countless times, so I have no idea how to write anything objective about this. Growing up, I watched the cartoon religiously, I played the shitty Atari game while recovering from major surgery, loved the hell out of Ecto Cooler, got in trouble for saying "Mother puss bucket" while playing with my toys, and longed for my own toy version of the proton pack, which I never got.
    As an…

  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★★½

    I've not done the research, but has any other film gone to so many countries for filming locations, even for quick one-shots done by a second unit? I lost count at nine or so countries during the credits (and my wife caught the fact that one small scene was shot in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul!), but I think the actual number was much higher. I love that Tarsem had specific real-life analogues for these fantastical locations and insisted on…

Recent reviews

More
  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    ★★★

    Crazy Sam Neill Double Feature!

    I think I always get the origins of this mixed up with In The Mouth Of Madness, and believe it revolves around ancient many-sided gods, but my wife mentioned it’s more just a primordial evil from the next universe over, and that it apparently has its origins in Warhammer 40k. So today I learned, I guess...
    Pains me (and apparently Anderson) to know there was a cut that was 30 minutes longer that just reveled…

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

    The theory in this that the evil enters first through the children is pretty accurate. As a teen in the early 90’s, I belonged to the Stephen King Library, and based on what I saw in this, I definitely would’ve been in the Sutter Cane Library.
    Love seeing Carpenter get back to some fantastic creature effects, and Sam Neill makes the descent so well, especially that incredible final scene.

Popular reviews

More
  • Lady in the Water

    Lady in the Water

    I can specify the exact moment I threw my hands up and said "Fuck this" while watching. It's when Young Soon says this exact line: " 'A Thousand Narfs' is about a rare narf who comes once in a generation of narfs who is called the Madam Narf." Stop saying narf! I felt like Marge getting sick of hearing the word gummy. Also, who thought it was a good idea to have the character explaining these tales basically yell her…

  • The Raven

    The Raven

    ★★★

    “Suggested by Edgar Allan Poe’s Immortal Classic” seems to be the 30’s Universal horror equivalent of “Inspired By An Incredible True Story”.