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Barthalen

Cinema Addict - 2482 Rankings

Member Since: Mar 31, 2008

Location: Netherlands

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Status: Single

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74 T7 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) - Jun 22, 2017
"A lot to love here for fans of the series. The callbacks to the original were great, overheating Zilla looked neat, there's more time pressure for the humans, halfway through it becomes a shameful yet amusing Aliens ripoff, there's some 'holy moly' moments in the monster fights and it contains a genuinely affecting emotional scene from a man in a giant lizard suit. Sure, it's ridiculous, goofy and bombastic nonsense, but it's exactly the kind of nonsense I was hoping for."
56 T4 Blair Witch (2016) - Jun 17, 2017
"For a soft reboot of a horror franchise, ehhh, it could be worse. There's a few decent moments in-between the bog standard (sorry, forest standard) setup and predictable scares. There is a maddening amount of 'people walking up to their friend but not verbally confirming they are doing so' scenes but the worst sin is that it completely foregoes (sorry, forestgoes) the sense of exhaustion and fear that made the original so effective. "
74 T7 The Comedy (2012) - Jun 14, 2017
"Heidecker's detached demeanor is so perfect for the role it's almost scary. More uncomfortable the more you can recognize in it; a saddening slice of life about man-children age 35 and up that have replaced empathy with cynicism, being stuck in lives empty of meaning, numb to the world and unable to grow as a person and hey you know what I'm just going to lie down for a little while."
78 T8 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - Jun 04, 2017
"Twin Peaks taking off the kid gloves, revealing these disgusting claw-like hands that you realise are yours and looking up into the mirror you see Bob cackling madly in the strobe light as David Bowie moonwalks by in the background. A tonally disorienting but emotionally effective clash of fear, nihilism, lust, love and impending doom that I can't imagine being as effective without the context of the series."
54 T4 Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) - Jun 04, 2017
"That moment where the increasing annoyance at Cheech and Chong's socially irresponsible behaviour turns into the distasteful realisation that you're maybe just a really boring person."
83 T9 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (1993) - Jun 02, 2017
"If this entire series is about how jealous or incompetent leadership figures of galactic empires are setting up no-win scenarios for their own up-and-coming fleet commanders and the ways they turn this around to decisively win battles that have no winners since lives and loves are still destroyed in their wake, well, I'm on board. Until explosive decompression ends me."
76 T7 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (1988) - Jun 02, 2017
"Because a mix of large-scale space conflicts, political scheming and classical music is Extremely My Shit, I have finally dipped my smelly toes in the pond that is Legend of the Galactic Heroes. This prequel movie is straightforward but effective at setting up the playing field for things to come."
18 T1 Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982) - Jun 01, 2017
"The first words out of the mouth of our protagonist: "Hey sister of mine, why can't we get married?". Then they do, but before it can be consummated she gets kidnapped and we follow Vacantexpression Beefcakeman on his noble quest to get her back so they can finall-HUAAGHHH oh god I threw up again I'm so sorry."
72 T7 At Sea (2007) - May 31, 2017
"Without any sound, narration or intertitles, the images of At Sea have to speak for themselves. There's some fantastic footage here (shipping containers shining like gold bars in the light of a rising sun, ruined ships scattered along the beach like remnants of a post-apocalyptic civilization) but at the same time there's an emotional distance that makes this a less fulfilling viewing experience."
62 T5 Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) - May 26, 2017
"A Robin Hood-ish 'bandits versus corrupt leadership' setup with all the ridiculous group dynamics and blandly entertaining nonsense of a Fast & Furious movie where cars are replaced with melee weapons. Should've been either more serious and brĂ¼tal or more ridiculously over the top, instead of being unsubtle, straightforward and ultimately forgettable."