Celluloid Junkie - 3598 Film Rankings
Member Since: Aug 18, 2011
Bio: Compulsive, addicted, movie-obsessed. If I go too long without seeing a movie I get jittery and anxious and ugly like a junkie in need of a fix.
I have a blog where I work my way through a 373 film long To Watch list: http://ribcageremembers.wordpress.com
My wife doesn't like sitting down to watch movies, so naturally I convinced her to do a movie podcast with me, where I ineffectually defend beloved movies from her scorn: http://www.facebook.com/watchwitharock
Of course, I also have a podcast where my buddies and I drink and talk movies, with the addition that EVERY movie we discuss must be related to Paul W.S. Anderson's cinematic glory: EVENT HORIZON. www.facebook.com/16ozCinema/
|68 T6||Galaxy of Terror (1981) - Sep 14, 2016
"Certainly not one I'll soon forget. Fabulous ridiculous b movie. The plot involves some wacky space society run by a pseudo god and id love to see more b movies set in this universe. Loved seeing haig and englund of course and even boothby from star trek is here! I predicted every character death but 2 and obv no one can be prepared for the giant maggot worm's behavior. "
|94 T10||Witness for the Prosecution (1957) - Aug 29, 2016
"Laughton demands your attention whenever he's on screen and also supplies perfectly timed comic relief. The story is exceptional and told in a way that keeps the film alive despite its confinement to a courtroom. Dietrich delivers her own hammering performance and scenes between her and Laughton leave a lasting impression."
|93 T10||Coherence (2013) - Sep 24, 2015
"This is how to do a thrill ride and not be a big budget popcorn flick. Fast realistic dialogue almost instantly creates real characters and then its off. Starts out incredibly tense and mysterious and even scary and amps up the twists and the fun as it goes. Lots of thought and imagination behind this. I strongly liked the ending -- felt it totally appropriate to the story and its themes. One of those movies that leaves you breathless and reminds you why you like films "
|92 T10||Shower (1999) - Jul 19, 2014
"Beautiful, quiet film. The story is amazing in its realness, hits all the right emotional notes without being cliche or manipulative. Has wonderful touches of humor throughout. Not being a fan of this type of film (and typically finding that the more filmfest awards a movie has the more trite it is) I took a chance and I loved it."
|80 T8||Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) - Sep 25, 2016
"Barely remember the 1st one so i went into this fresh. The colors are gorgeous & i missed half of the opening fight just admiring the palette.story is very kungfu movie simple yet the characters get great back story and embellishments that make them larger than the story itself.Good pacing for the action as well as good setpieces.choreography was very good for a wuxia & offered balanced mix between actual movies and wild wire work...though I've never been against properly done wire fu myself."
|83 T9||All Is Lost (2013) - Oct 30, 2015
"Like going on a theme park ride. I just got so caught up in it and the creative, close direction gives a sense of being there on the boat. Redford captures so much in his expressions that the lack of speech is hardly missed( and his yelling FUCK was so perfectly appropriate i couldn't help but laugh). A very good soundscape as well which of course was a must to pulling this stunt off."
|78 T8||The Blood Brothers (1973) - Feb 19, 2014
"has much more story and emotion than most martial arts films coming at this time, or even since really. chiang and lung ti deliver great performances. the action is lighter than most in favor of story, but it pays off in the climactic battle. the framing of chiang's capture and trial makes it that much more interesting watching everything unfold and unravel to reach that point. cheh chang shows he can capture drama just as well as action."
|72 T7||The Centenarian who climbed out the window and vanished (2013) - Oct 03, 2015
"Charming little flick. Less to it than the Gump it emulates although rather than an endearing innocent humor from the main character we have a gruff cynical eastern European humor which certainly kept the film interesting. Gustaffson was great and his presence and delivery wonderful"
|75 T7||OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) - Dec 29, 2014
"it's amazing for how overall dumb this movie how smart some of the jokes are. i hadn't seen the previous OSS, and figured there was no need to see them in order, so i cant compare this to its predecessor, but i expected lame parody and actually laughed my way through almost all of it. it also impressively captures that 60s style: the look, the sets and costumes, the color palette, the music, and lots of subtle and not-so-subtle nods make it one of the best throwbacks ive seen."
|80 T8||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013) - Oct 10, 2014
"the first detective dee was a chinese version of an american blockbuster. this one IS an american blockbuster. the story is streamlined (which is ok since hark tsui tends to wander a bit confusingly in his plots and there's barely a hint of that in this film), the "mystery" really is not a mystery. however, it's loud, it's fun, and it's action packed delivering a popcorn film just as satisfying as the first movie. of course, andy lau is missed but mark chao does just fine."