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ribcage

Celluloid Junkie - 3966 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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81 79% The War of the Worlds (1953) - Feb 18, 2016
"Nice little scifi classic. Awesome effects have aged well. Aliens remain mysterious, unhuman, and devastating. Sound effects will rightfully sound familiar as they were so perfect as to be reused or ripped off for decades. Human element works better than many similar films."
76 70% 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."
69 55% Adventures of Zatoichi (1964) - Oct 11, 2015
"Comes dangerously close to being the first "generic" entry in the series but the power of shintaro katsus acting & zatoichis character are just as strong here.The subplot of his desire to see his father again one day is one of the finest bits so far. Mikijiro hira has real menace and despite knowing better he got me for half a second worried zatoichi might lose their showdown. didn't like ichis new ability to be so impossibly fast that suspension of disbelief is broken in 2minor instances"
71 61% Prince of Foxes (1949) - Apr 01, 2016
"Welles is always a great villain he's got the voice and the smarm for it. Power does well as the hero...his switch from sleaze to paragorn is written convincingly. An entertaining swashbuckler ( couple of cool swordfights in the end of aged well) that's helped by the location shooting...might not have liked it so much if it was an obvious studio affair."
69 55% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014) - Sep 15, 2015
"Since Detective Dee in 2010 tsui hark has established a new style of emulating Hollywood popcorn flicks with chinese style & it continues here...& i love it.Not as much momentum as his last few films and it does "borrow" from hollywood films heavier but still has lots of fun moments both during and in between the shooting.Hanyu zhang takes control of the film as yang, undercover in Lord hawk's gang.Tony Leung Ka Fais hawk is a straight comic book villain which is weird at first but grows on you"
88 89% Wrath of Daimajin (1966) - Sep 30, 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"
71 61% Blind Fury (1989) - Dec 19, 2015
"This was nuts! Hauer was a good casting choice. Laughed regularly...equally from intentional and unintentional humor. Action was surprisingly not bad. I view it less as a zatoichi remake and more of an 80s steeped parody."
91 93% The Tournament (2009) - Sep 05, 2011
"The movie doesn't dawdle at all. It's action from the very opening sequence and after that its action sequence to action sequence. The action shows a lot of variety too. We have martial arts, gunplay, car chases, and even Sebastien Foucan, who showed off his free running skills to great effect in Casino Royale, and his incredible abilities has a major role in the film."
75 68% 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."
79 74% Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960) - Sep 18, 2014
"really liked it. the cast was great, kept the whole movie very, very gripping. a few strange camera experiments that didn't really work, but still had fun with them(the p.o.v. of the room basically spinning in the doc's office was much but i got a kick out of it). i liked the way the plot unfolded, even if the end was partially predictable i still didn't peg every detail. has some wonderfully dark moments. "