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|100 96%||O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - Oct 17, 2018
"O Brother, Where Art Thou? will be forever linked in my mind with my first job at Blockbuster Video. I listened to these songs so many times but they never got old. The music in this movie is something that can't be separated from the film. Every moment of music in this film is pure bliss. Mix that with a great script, Coen Brothers dark comedy, and one of the strongest casts that has ever been assembled in a movie and you will see why this movie is a classic. "
|70 34%||Predator 2 (1990) - Oct 14, 2018
"Has Danny Glover ever not been too old for this shit? In this follow-up to Predator, Glover plays a veteran cop on the LAPD who is tasked with stopping the war going on around him - from deadly gangs to the aforementioned Predator himself. This movie is very different from the original in many ways. I liked the urban setting. I liked that this movie went into more about the Predator race. I liked that it did so in a way that wasn't overt storytelling but more natural. It was a bit busy though."
|70 34%||Predator (1987) - Oct 13, 2018
"The original Predator movie has some great 80's one-liners. It is an iconic over-the-top action film that cemented the Predator as a movie monster for all time. Schwarzenegger and Weathers play well off each other. The rest of the squad does a fair job as well. The movie is helped and hindered by being pretty simple. The story is a group of commandos are sent in to recover another team. Once they find the team they go for extraction. The Predator comes and kills everything. Good guys win. "
|90 85%||Ex Machina (2015) - Oct 12, 2018
"Ex Machina is at both times an allegory and a piece of entertainment. This movie shows the audience that we really are not ready to deal with the questions that AI pose. It shines a light on the fact that, even though this is dangerous ground that we tread on, rich and amoral tech gurus are moving forward with the plan without any government oversight. These are the allegorical portions. The story in the movie is engaging and thought provoking. The acting is top-notch. A thrill throughout. "
|50 6%||Meet the Blacks (2016) - Oct 11, 2018
"Meet the Blacks was a strange movie. It isn't a satire because it wasn't that funny. It isn't a horror movie because it isn't scary. It has some heartwarming elements but it isn't a drama. The satirical elements of the movie fall flat. It tries to be a satire of the Purge. It has some funny moments and there were quite a few moments where I enjoyed the movie. I just don't think it was very coherent in what it wanted to be. I love Mike Epps so I gave this a bit more than it deserved. "
|80 62%||The Lady in the Van (2015) - Oct 11, 2018
"I enjoyed The Lady in the Van. The story was sweet and real. Maggie Smith is such a great actress. I normally can't see her as anything other than a rich, British artistocrat but she totally captured this role. Her character was infuriating, heartwarming, and facinating all at once. Alex Jennings, who played the writer of this memoir, was fantastic. I liked how the film portrayed him as gay but also showed how the world changed around him in relation to his orientation. "
|80 62%||What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - Oct 04, 2018
"I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It seemed to drag a bit in parts but overall it was funny and a lot of fun. I liked the reality TV style to the movie. It definitely added some originality to the tride vampire story-line. I enjoyed the actors. I want to watch more movies with New Zealand actors and places. I need to get out of the Hollywood movie scene. I especially liked Taika Waititi. This might be the first movie that I have seen him in and I want to see what else he can do. "
|90 85%||The Ritual (2017) - Oct 04, 2018
"The Ritual did, in my mind, what every horror movie should do - it mixed reality with folklore. The Ritual was fantastic. The story had so much going for it. The story between the five friends had realistic drama. The horror elements connected folklore with modern horror movie elements to make the audience fear what they can't see. I tend to like horror movies that don't show what we fear. I was happy with the payoff in The Ritual. The creature was cool without being corny. I'd watch it again."
|80 62%||Major League (1989) - Sep 30, 2018
"Major League is one of those movies that I love but doesn't have much artistic value beyond being entertaining. I have seen this movie about a hundred times. I used to watch an edited version when I was a kid and this might have been my first time watching the whole, unedited cut of the movie. Dennis Haysbert as Cerrano will shock me till the day I die. Rene Russo is cute and likable in this movie. Wesley Snipes is pretty subdued from what I remember. Uecker is a legend. Still great in my eyes."
|80 62%||Four Rooms (1995) - Sep 30, 2018
"Four Rooms is an interesting movie. It is very much a movie about Hollywood which I usually hate. This one steers far enough away from being too self-fellatiating that I really enjoyed it. I liked the way the movie was divided up into four unique stories done by four unique directors. The acting in the movie was fantastic, which one would expect from such a stellar cast. I'm still trying to figure out Tim Roth's character and the performance that he brought to the character. "