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Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 – 2003)

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Practically perfect in every way. Every component that goes into filmmaking is exceptional throughout these movies. The CG does show it’s age compared to modern movies but that’s normal, and it’s actually holds up pretty well for being nearly 20 years old. If you’re intimidated by the run times, you don’t have to watch it all in one sitting ya dangus!

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"Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 – 2003)"
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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Gay! As in it’s lame and also kinda homo erotic. Although it’s a weaker entry in the franchise there’s still a lot of great stuff in this movie. Like all horror fans I’ve heard talk about this movie, I never saw it as being gay at all, it’s just very “80’s.” If you saw the first one and are wanting more Elm St. but don’t necessarily want to go through the whole franchise you can skip this one and go straight to part 3, which holds better continuity with the first film anyway. 

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"A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)"
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Truly a masterpiece. Beautifully shot, great story, with fantastic music and sound design that adds up to a very effective horror movie. I love the surrealness of the nightmares and the amazing practical effects.

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"A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)"
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

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German expressionist film, massively influential. Required viewing for film buffs and horror fans.

 

 

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It tells the story of an old hypnotist, Dr. Caligari, who entrances a man by the name of Cesare, who is said to have been asleep for 23 years, in order for him to commit murders in the night. The sets are jagged with distorted dimensions that give it a more fictitious dreamlike feel. In the first act the story begins by being told by a man in a mental institution so the German Expressionist style can be interpreted as the warped psyche of this mad man. Twisted and pointed shadows and light were painted directly on to the sets to further the distorted perception. These sets also helped to convey a feeling of unease or the impression of a nightmare which matched the horror plot of the killer on the loose. The costumes of Dr. Caligari and the somnambulist Cesare also reflect this style with exaggerated black clothes and pointed hair and make-up. It’s also worth noting that this is one of the earliest films to have a nonlinear plot with most of the film being the flashback of a character introduced in the beginning and returning to the characters from the first act at the end, now with revealed knowledge of these characters. Something else that makes this film unique is a somewhat twist ending that reveals characters in roles that are unexpected and then a somewhat ambiguous ending.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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MCU at it’s best! Visually stunning, fantastic score. A must watch for any sci-fi/fantasy fan, even if you think you don’t really like Marvel movies.

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TerrorVision (1986) is a whole lotta 80’s fun!

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"TerrorVision (1986) is a whole lotta 80’s fun!"
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Primarily a comedy, a great sci-fi/horror film from the 80’s. Awesome practical effects, fantastic characters, lots of laughs!

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