Celluloid Junkie - 3581 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/
|81 T8||Richard III (1995) - Jan 29, 2016
"Above anything else the alternate Britain really makes this a must see. Its melded so perfectly into the story of richard iii. Fascinating just for that, but all of the cast delivers as well. Mckellen is probably too old but its easily overlooked as he is charismatic, conniving, dark, sly and witty performing as richard."
|86 T9||Do pivnice (1983) - Feb 09, 2014
"those damn potatoes!!"
|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. "
|91 T10||Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) - Aug 18, 2011
"the wildest, weirdest godzilla flick and probably one of my favorite for repeat viewings. comic book movie meets godzilla meets psychedelia. the dark environmentalist plot and grisly effects(melting humans!) must have been a shock in 71 after a string of safe, campy sci-fi Godzilla films. hedorah is one nasty monster, and my favorite godzilla villain. but it's certainly not all dark as banno doesn't settle down with a single tone for the whole film. it's madness and i love it."
|75 T7||After the Thin Man (1936) - Jan 08, 2016
"I really enjoy the fast banter chemistry between powell and loy and even separate they both have quick wit delivery that makes them the star on the screen...even with James stewart who doesn't do much but he does get a shining moment at the end. The humor is increased over the first one, however the mystery is decreased and is a bit hodgepodge. I didn't like the madcap gathering of characters at the end of the first film...here its less confusion at least"
|88 T9||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"
|80 T8||Obyknovennoye chudo (1978) - May 29, 2014
"madness, imagination, and romance. based on a play, zakharov aimed for a large theatrical feel and achieved it. the story is quite interesting and plays with fascinating themes. made me wish i knew russian because i can tell terrible amounts of dialogue are lost in translation with subtitles."
|68 T6||Pet Sematary (1989) - Sep 24, 2015
"If straight horror can be "feel good" then this is it. Gwynne is simply classic and i wish i had a neighbor like him and i aspire to be that neighbor when Im an old man. Good effects good pace a story that doesn't hold any surprises but in a comfort food kind of way. Plus plenty to enjoy laughing at such as midkiffs ATROCIOUS acting. Zombie toddler was nasty as hell"
|83 T9||The City of the Dead (1960) - Aug 11, 2017
"Lovely spooky bmovie that shamelessly rips off Psycho among others. Nonetheless it feels darker than much of its era and at 1hr18mins it races along in a much faster pace than its contemporaries. I routinely give extra points for FOG and IMMOLATIONS and man its like this movie was made for me on those points..its so overladen with fog fog fog you'd think it was made in Italy and we see at least half a dozen unflinching immolations...no way i could give it less than an 80. "
|76 T7||Don (2006) - Mar 24, 2014
"That was so much fun. Shahrukh Khan was a blast, music was great. The plot was a tad predictable, but kept itself interesting in the way it all unfolded. Kept up a good amount of twists. Having Don be a cheesy cartoon villain was fun even if it felt a bit out of place. Couldn't handle the whispered "Don!"s on the soundtrack though, that was just a touch too much."