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ribcage

Celluloid Junkie - 3655 Film Ratings

Member Since: Aug 18, 2011

Location: USA

Bio: Hello I'm a caveman who doesn't know anything about anything and I watch movies.

And I relate all those movies to Event Horizon on a podcast: www.facebook.com/16ozcinema
I have a blog where I work my way through a 373 film long To Watch list: http://ribcageremembers.wordpress.com
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68 52% Firestorm (2013) - Nov 01, 2014
"sounds like a chinese Heat, and it does borrow a few key elements such as armored car heists and street shootouts and a cop relentlessly going after the crooks...but this twists the premise in interesting ways. not the "cat and mouse" movie i thought it would be. i liked the twists, and the action was brutal as hell. overall the story and pacing aren't the best though."
90 92% Enthiran (2010) - Sep 14, 2013
"zany and super theatrical. the car chase and the finale, despite some cheap cgi, were still marvelous and inventive. one of the most over-the-top movies you will ever see in your entire life. the last hour is just ballistic. and the songs weren't half-bad either!"
84 83% The Call of Cthulhu (2005) - Jun 27, 2014
"watched it as a fan of silent film, never having read any lovecraft. with few unavoidable lapses, it captures the essence of those old horror films. builds its mystery well and is a solidly engrossing 45 minutes. the set design is amazing, both in strictly how it looks but also in how it looks like films from the twenties. flashbacks ontop of flashbacks were slightly clumsily done at first, but as i got into it i forgot all about that gripe."
72 63% Flatliners (1990) - Apr 13, 2016
"I miss the more cerebral horror of the 90s. This film is so full of wonder and strange surreal moments. Granted, the ending could never satisfy imagination and the bewildering ride that proceeds it. But i suspected that from the start and enjoyed the weirdness up until the high came hurtling back to earth in the conclusion. The cast is great...sutherland plays half madness very well. Enjoyed that the characters individual motivations were fleshed out as well"
70 57% The Magic Sword (1962) - Mar 17, 2015
"so objectively this is a 30. but it made me feel so warm inside with its cheese, its corniness, its bombast, its pure adventure, its cheap effects, and its basil rathbone dressed as a gypsy sorceror in eyeshadow hamming it up that dammit i want to rate it a 70."
80 76% The White Storm (2013) - Feb 28, 2016
"I enjoy benny chan and i enjoy hk cop flicks so this was a no brainer. Chan made a total throwback heroic bloodshed movie with all the staples of the genre...and i love it. You've got undercover cops, betrayal, guilt, redemption, over the top brotherhood, and of course tons of bullets and blood. The finale is choreographed great with awesome acrobatics. "
70 57% Penny Serenade (1941) - Jan 28, 2016
"A touching story played out extremely well by grant and dunn. The use of music to move the narrative was interesting and worked well. The ending was an abrupt hollywood bow that was too popular in the 40s. I could have aceppted the ending if another 15 minutes was given to show the progression of grief for grant and dunns characters...rather than have them suddenly happy again, seemingly ignoring a major loss without having recovered from it correctly"
88 88% Return of Daimajin (1966) - Sep 29, 2013
"with those majestic snowy landscapes it's the prettiest of the series. and it's darkly unpredictable. effects still top notch, glad the series ended before it got goofy, the "Evil warlord subjugates hapless villagers" routine might not have withstood another movie"
77 71% Plaga zombie (1997) - Sep 05, 2011
"Plucky young Aregentinians make a good zombie flick! it has no budget whatsover, but it has pacing, humor, and very impressive backyard gore effects. the characters might not have much depth, but they've at least got good individualism...and aren't like the poor, pathetic characters from other low or no budget zombie flicks. "
94 96% 13 Assassins (2010) - Sep 26, 2015
"Beautiful tribute to classic samurai. Expertly paced as it builds to its main event...which for its scale and runtime the word "climax" doesn't do it justice. Great cinematography, a must for any good samurai film. Nearly every character gets one badass moment of both drama and violence. Not normally a fan of miike but this is an incontestable classic"