Celluloid Junkie - 3113 Film Ratings
Member Since: 04 Jul 2015
Bio: I'm well on my way to becoming a cranky old man, but I still love movies, just like you.
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|92 T9||Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) - 29 Nov 2023
"Oh yeah! This was far more enjoyable to me than Baby Jane, full of southern gothic atmosphere with twists and double-crosses throughout. It owes a lot - maybe too much - to another celebrated thriller, [title withheld due to spoilers], but it's very enjoyable just the same. Free advice to all the would-be criminals out there: don't discuss the details of your scheme in places where your intended victim might very well hear you."
|82 T6||Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018) - 27 Nov 2023
"Engaging enough for a one-time watch, but they could have used the Victorian setting better, and the action scenes felt like leftovers from the '90s animated series. I'd have preferred a more faithful adaptation of the comic, even if it would have been more predictable."
|78 T5||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1988) - 27 Nov 2023
"Wonky effects and questionable casting of the kids hold this back from being the definitive adaptation, but it still has some charm."
|72 T3||The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966) - 22 Nov 2023
"There's the core of a nice little holiday story here, but the narrative missteps, languid pace, and cheap production bring the whole thing down. As mentioned by others, the best part is the animated opening. Should have been a 30-minute special."
|85 T7||A Monster in Paris (2011) - 13 Nov 2023
"LA SEINE, LA SEINE, LA SEIIIINNNNE"
|85 T7||Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl (2022) - 02 Nov 2023
"I'm growing tired of Lin-Manuel Miranda's schtick (his constant "aren't I clever" rhymes are increasingly distracting and self-indulgent), but this special is fine I guess. The short runtime helps a lot."
|82 T6||Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - 31 Oct 2023
"Watching this for the first time as a fortysomething without any nostalgia goggles, I found it mildly amusing in a dated and scattershot way. Bud and Lou do their usual thing, but Frankenstein's monster is a non-character who's only here to chase our leads around and throw a woman out a window. I do have to hand it to Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr., though - they both take their roles very seriously, even when appearing in a silly romp like this. It's OK, but I won't rush to rewatch."
|85 T7||The Big Tall Wish (1960) - 30 Oct 2023
"Notable as the only TZ episode with a black main character, this is a decent but slightly mawkish story that pits childish idealism against world-weary cynicism. The strong direction and performances help prop this one up."
|100 T10||Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963) - 30 Oct 2023
"Iconic episode that scared the Shat out of me as a kid."
|68 T2||Kill Point (1984) - 24 Oct 2023
"Watch out for power windows, folks."