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|50 T3||The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966) - Dec 27, 2017
"This isn't a good movie - it's something that looks like it was pretty cheap and low-effort to begin with slapped with a cheap and low-effort dub. But it's got some interesting ideas buried in it. The idea of a ton of children each giving back a little of themselves to save Santa is compelling."
|91 T10||Moana (2016) - Nov 19, 2017
"Watching this movie made me happy. It starts off with a fairly standard Disney story skeleton, but oh my goodness, the layers of thoughtful art they clothe that skeleton in. Moana is the first Disney Princess whose journey is not just about her growth as a person, but her growth as a leader. She becomes someone who can fight for her people and chart a future for them. That's incredibly necessary right now, especially for young girls. Recommended."
|90 T10||Wonder Woman (2017) - Nov 14, 2017
"This movie does a lot of important things, but the most important is that Wonder Woman gets to be a powerful, meaningful symbol of hope. The original idea of the character was a representative of feminist utopia, coming to bring the hope of utopia to a world ruined by patriarchy. In a world where that's really relatable, having a shining symbol in the middle of one of the dirtiest, most imperialist wars, getting in there and showing us a better way - that's Very Important."
|0 T1||#Horror (2015) - Oct 29, 2017
"This movie takes 12-year-old girls who have already been horribly scarred by the world, punishes them emotionally and physically for being in pain and lashing out, and then it tells the audience, "Social media and video games did it." The most *irresponsible* movie I've ever seen; the fullest expression of toxic misogyny our society has to offer."
|15 T1||Carnival Magic (1981) - Oct 06, 2017
"The fact that they took the idea of a talking animal and did *nothing* with it just shows how little *movie* is in this movie. It's *weirdly* boring, somehow less than the sum of its parts - if you stood around and taped the background goings-on at an actual traveling carnival, with minimal editing for watchability, it would be more interesting than this."
|21 T1||Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989) - Oct 01, 2017
"Better than the first one, but that's not saying much. I really don't even understand the mindset behind this; sure, "make a cheap direct-to-video movie cashing in on current trends", but "make a movie" is part of that thought, and it really seems like this is not quite even a movie? The goofy villains were fun, tho."
|19 T1||Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985) - Sep 03, 2017
"This movie is just, hardly anything. They threw a bunch of fantasy tropes on a screen but didn't *do* anything with them. There are a couple of good performances, but it's mostly just the skeleton of a quest story with barely anything hung over it."
|70 T6||The Web of Caves (1999) - Jul 29, 2017
"A cute little thing having fun with the cliches of Doctor Who. Inoffensive."
|27 T2||Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) - Jul 18, 2017
"Not terrible, but too boring to be a kaiju classic. The attempts at human drama never really amount to anything. Yongary himself never gets a personality. There's only one really goofy moment (the "dancing"), and even then, the film's trying way too hard to make it fun and wacky. The city-crushing action is on-point, though."
|26 T2||The Land That Time Forgot (1975) - Jun 20, 2017
"It's weird. There are clearly *ideas* in this movie, but it does absolutely nothing with them. I can only assume they were taken from the original book, and the producers just got a list of them to execute as lazily as possible."