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I have to return some videotapes...
The Devil's Rejects (2005) -


Probably going to get hate, but this was really really bad. Shockingly bad. Okay dialogue, but just a worthless story.
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The Tag-Along (2015)



Wei's grandma suddenly disappears for no reason, but strangely the routines still move on as if she never vanished– the laundry is still done, their house is well-arranged as usual, and even breakfast remains prepared for Wei every morning. Distraught with worry, Wei is totally clueless until he finds an uncanny video in his grandma’s camera, showing that there was a little girl in red tagging along her. Oddly enough, after Wei's grandma finally returns, it turns out that Wei is missing instead. Struggling to unravel the enigma, Wei's girlfriend Yi-Chun gradually discovers that the mysteries behind Wei and his grandma's sudden disappearance may be connected to the urban legend of "The Little Girl in Red", but what's even worse is yet to come...

Though the twist at the very end was cliched & unnecessary but based on their local legend, it's a decently done horror flick from Taiwan. This is the kind of a flick that The Forest (2016) was supposed to be but failed to deliver.





Apocalypse Now (1979)
The war was being run by a bunch of four star clowns who were gonna end up giving the whole circus away.


Apocalypse Now is probably the most original story I've seen told in a Vietnam war setting. The themes blend in so perfectly without beating you over the head with some pretentious lesson to the viewers, and the film holds no restraints in exploring dark themes like the descent into madness in the face of war, and the need for escape. Whether that escape be through drugs, like for Lance and Chef, or Alcohol for Willard. The emptiness of grounded American principles and values that dissolve from home, to playboy mates and surfing, which is now a mesh of what home is to them. The thing that really keeps this really good movie from being great however, are the characters. While Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando steal every scene they're in and are incredible(Obviously, that's like calling a Tom Hanks performance ''good.''), combined they have maybe 30 minutes of screen time, leaving 2 hours for a very, very disappointingly bland performance from Martin Sheen, who's only apparent character traits were alcoholism and his power struggle with Chief, until the last half hour where everything picks up. He's stuck with the company of the incredibly unlikable crew on the ship. I know they're supposed to be constantly changing into a darker more unrecognizable version of themselves, but when I have to sit through nearly 3 hours of them on a boat together, the least they could do is be interesting, likable or relatable, which they are none of. They just went from mediocre, to me completely checking out when I'm supposed to care that something has happened to them. One character in particular has a death scene I was rooting for because he was so obnoxious and annoying.

Aside from the plot and performances, the cinematography is famously astonishing and still mesmerizes nearly 40 years later, and is still being borrowed from and taken inspiration from. Apocalypse Now is a must see for fans of war movies, character studies or film in general.



The Devil's Rejects (2005) -


Probably going to get hate, but this was really really bad. Shockingly bad. Okay dialogue, but just a worthless story.
No hate but you deserved that!




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Chevolution - WATCH

That's my basic grading for documentaries; watch or don't watch. It's about the photographer and Che, and about the idea of capitalism (selling T-shirts) and the socialist idealism. History and interviews as well. You don't have to be pro or anti Che to enjoy this. Nothing mind-blowing, but when I can't put in the energy for a movie or if I'm busy with something else, a documentary is a good solution.




I have to return some videotapes...
The Brood (1979) -


Had a lot of potential going in, but the story is just so bad, it feels like Cronenberg has trouble not getting lost in effects when it really as a story point doesn't work. Really good score tho.




Escape from New York (1981)
The name's Plissken.


I love myself a good 80's corny action movie romp. I don't know if I built this one up too much or not but it didn't really do it for me, completely. The action was really lame and even the big climactic throw-down in the wrestling pin followed by the car chase was really anti-climactic, the only moment of anything resembling tension is when there's a minute left and Snake has to scale the wall.

I liked Kurt Russel's performance for the majority, but I wouldn't put him up there with Rambo or the likes, he forces the anti-hero mentality so much he comes across as acting pretentious for pretentiousness's sake.
Movie passes in spades in the one-liners and atmosphere department though.






The Evil Dead (1981)
We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.


The first entry in the best horror trilogy ever made, with the best horror movie protagonist of all time. I love this movie because it's the product of just some guy who wanted to make a horror movie, and it really shows how much care he put into the project, the movie has a perfect mix of horror, fun and gallons upon gallons of gallons of blood that are spilled throughout the run-time, of just pure chaos. It has its flaws, like the atrocious acting, but this movie is so essential of the genre it's easy to look past that and enjoy it for what it is and the legacy it has produced.


Also arguably the best poster of all time.



I have to return some videotapes...
Birth of a Nation (2016) -


Super disappointed, really oscar-baity and somewhat thematically and script wise muddled. Really bad editing and soundtrack too.



Welcome to the human race...
Kick-Ass 2 -


Pretty terrible, but not significantly worse than the original.
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Birth of a Nation (2016) -


Super disappointed, really oscar-baity and somewhat thematically and script wise muddled. Really bad editing and soundtrack too.
I saw this last night and was mostly just surprised by how shoddy and cheap it looked. Was also expecting something less ho-hum and Oscar-baity as you say, too, but still this kind of pablum has been nominated for Academy Awards before. What hasn't been nominated for big awards is something that feels so amateurish as far as basic production goes





The Bronze (2015)