• Holidate

    Holidate

    ½

    Emma Roberts is so fun and idk why but I just enjoy seeing her in movies but my goodness this movie is so dated. It's humor is geared towards gross boomers who watch cable news and still think men being sexually assaulted is funny. "hahaha remember matt lauer ahahaha quirky girl has tattoo ahaha wow tattoos!" and "haha it is so funny that the one black character wore a bad black-panther costume! haha! it is so funny the middle-eastern actor…

  • Last Shift

    Last Shift

    ★★★½

    I'll be honest, I think this film has some amazing and brilliant segments. I still stand by it as a technically proficient film, and I can see myself watching it again someday, but this film really gave me a ton of difficulty this week.

    Running a publication can be challenging. By being a publication, you're already exhibiting free speech. However, you're now responsible for amplifying speech. What you choose to amplify should always be in line with your mission statement,…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    Yeah bro like I just did not have a good time with this movie. It's just not smart enough to be as pompous and 'matter of fact' as it wants to be, and the marketing schtick it had only makes it even funnier. Blumhouse posts serious cringe each year and even with Fantasy Island they still happened to post worse cringe. Like, tasteless cringe.

    Things I Liked:
    - Macon Blair
    - The Jack Rabbit callback
    - When licensed music played,…

  • Sinister

    Sinister

    ★★★½

    What a great rewatch! I love checking out a movie and liking it more rather than having it remain the same or, my goodness, come out worse! But, this was great! Aged like a fine-wine. Probably due to it's nostalgia-criticism. It has some great thematic imagery on the dangers of idolizing past success, focusing on positives over negatives (to a fault, as one should naturally fight for this!), and even some evidence of who, in a family unit, suffer at…

  • [REC]

    [REC]

    ★★★★½

    Happy Birthday to me~~

    Rewatched and still just as tense as ever. This film is a constant roller coaster, one brief break, and then right back to it! Love it to death!

    And... that's it!

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  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched with tons of friends for my birthday party (25!!). One buddy had seen it before and already really liked it. Another was positive he would like it more if he rewatched it, that guys wife fell asleep but I'm pretty sure she didn't like it at all cause maaaaan that first half is challenging. Another friend, when the credits rolled, went, "That's it!?", And then HIS wife I think also fell asleep.

    All this to say, I have great…

  • A Boy and His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

    A Boy and His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

    Really impressive that people can move atoms around to make images. Idk, just something neat I found on YouTube. Not really ratable or loggable beyond, well, simply logging it ahaha!

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★

    I have slept on this movie for YEARS. I was recommended it by a coworker back in, like, 2017. Heard from so many people that they loved it. Wanted to check it out, but I got that weird hipster feeling you get where you don't want to watch something everyone's watched, and I just couldn't shake it. It wasn't even like I was trying to spite anyone, or that I'm typically like that (trust me, I'm not!). It was just…

  • The Social Dilemma

    The Social Dilemma

    ★★★

    So I was planning to do a write-up for this movie including links to several times tech companies have sold your data without permission, their platforms have been used for murder and social injustice on mass scales, and how they've ultimately been cesspools of evil despite how innocuous they can be.

    But I'm just so busy and The Gospel Coalition already did a small write-up that I'll link to the bottom that I just can't be bothered today. Sometimes you…

  • Suburban Sasquatch

    Suburban Sasquatch

    ★★

    Support independent artists! Links at bottom!

    I'm such a Dave Wascavage stan. I genuinely enjoy his low-to-no budget aesthetic, I think he's incredibly creative, I think he knows how to have a great time, ("Someone should call the police, or maybe the SPCA!") and I think it's so clear that he understands the fundamentals of film-making even if it comes across as an entire solo-production.

    It's so easy for art communities to become cynical and this always makes me sad…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin

    Spookley the Square Pumpkin

    ★½

    Scrolling through Netflix recommendeds after Bee Movie...

    My wife: "What's Spookley?"
    Me: presses play
    My wife:
    Me: "Now we know"
    My wife: "Ahh, whenever I suggest a serious movie like Perks of Being a Wallflower you're all "ehhhh someday" but when I'm curious about a dumb thing like this you dive right in!"
    Me: "Yes"
    My wife:
    Me: "Homies lose it to the Transalvania Twist tho"

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