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  • The Boxer's Omen

    The Boxer's Omen

    ★★★★½

    Not sure what to say about this. I guess it's kinda like Tetsuo x The Holy Mountain, produced by Shaw Brothers.

    I wouldn't say I "enjoyed" it. Maybe endured it, but that possibly has unwanted strongly negative connotations. I think I was even slightly bored at times. Kind of like watching a very long Kenneth Anger movie I guess. I had no idea what was going on but I had to appreciate the effort, the imagination and inventiveness, the sheer grossness.

    I guess chinese/Buddhist Black magic is largely eating horrible shit and spitting it onto or into other horrible shit.

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    ★★½

    The start of this movie follows a similar formula to the first, and therein begins the problem. It resets Tony Starks to his old prick-self and then tries to sweep this under the carpet by implying that he is acting like a bigger dickhead than usual because he’s ill.

    With typical arrogance he sets out to solve this issue for himself. The first movie sets up the idea that Tony Starks is an extremely privileged billionaire and the sort of…

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  • Wild Style

    Wild Style

    ★★★★

    Wild Style is an unbelievable treat for fans of hip hop and hip hop culture, featuring Fab Five Freddy (actually a pretty good actor), Lee Quinones (not a good actor), Rock Steady, Cold Crush, Double Trouble, Grandmaster Flash… etc. etc. It’s also fun to listen out for all the samples used in various classic hip hop albums, including the intro to Illmatic (“Stop fucking around and be a man! There ain’t nothing out here for you!” “Oh yes there is……

  • Eagle vs Shark

    Eagle vs Shark

    ★★½

    Just what the hell is wrong with Jarrod? More pressingly, what the hell is wrong with Lily?

    There are two massive flaws in this film which really turned me off from what is an otherwise funny, fairly touching (outside of the central relationship) and whimsical comedy.

    The first is that nobody in their right mind (in fact, nobody not in their right mind) would ever want to date Jarrod. He is horrible. I cannot remember an instance in this movie…