The latest, and possibly the greatest, from Darren Aronofsky. It all plays out one location and is full of biblical allegories. Lots of metaphors/symbolism and is a fun one to dissect and discuss whether you’re familiar with the bible or not.
I absolutely love this one! It’s a light film noir that takes place in 1940s L.A. and mixes live-action and animation. It is incredibly well done and it’s awesome seeing so many beloved classic Warner Brothers and Disney characters on the same screen. Bob Hoskins plays the lead and gives a perfect performance. I’ve watched this one dozens of times since I was a kid and it never fails to keep me entertained and delighted.
A documentary about girls getting into the porn industry. Pornography has become so common, accepted, and even celebrated in our society when it’s been doing massive harm to us all and exploits women in the worst ways possible. This film centers on a few girls in particular, and while there’s plenty of sad and disturbing moments, it could be a lot worst, showcasing the true horror a lot of girls involved in porn go through. Although the subject matter is very graphic, there’s no shots of anything too graphic, just some brief T&A. I’d recommend this to anyone one who ever watches porn and also to teens who will no doubt be exposed to porn. This might be a good starting point to scare anyone looking to go into the industry, and guilt anyone that watches porn.
Although this is one of the weaker films in the franchise there’s still a lot to like here. It does move along at a leisurely pace with lots of shots showing off the scenery, so you have to be in the mood for that sort of thing. The story is good, but when compared to other Star Trek stories, it’s mediocre. The score by Jerry Goldsmith is top of the line. And it’s awesome what this film meant, reuniting the series cast and reinvigorating the franchise. If you’re looking to get into Star Trek movies this might not be the place to start, you could skip it and go straight to Wrath of Khan (1982).
Good spooky fun that’s appropriate for the whole family! Feature length film that switches up the Scooby formula. Has some really good catchy music. The animation isn’t anything to write home about in the grand picture of cartoons, but compared to the old Scooby TV shows it’s a giant improvement.
At first I wasn’t really getting into this one. I felt the humor and style was kinda heavy handed and I guess I just wasn’t in the mood for this sort of movie. But it slowly keep winning me over and by the second act I was hooked and really enjoying it. Turned out to be a lot of fun! A really good modern horror comedy.
Modern cannibal movie that pays homage to films like Cannibal Holocaust (1980), and has social commentary about activism. Pretty brutal and hard to watch at times, great gore effects. Some plot holes, but overall I liked it. The tone isn’t brutal and hardcore throughout the film, it centers on college eco activists and there’s a lot of laughs too. Also it’s well shot, some really great cinematography.
I should mention I’m not really well-versed in the cannibal sub-genre. I’ve only seen Cannibal Holocaust (1980) before and didn’t really like it.
The original mummy movie with the great Boris Karloff can be a little dull at times but has a good story and several incredibly beautiful shots. Personally I like the Khairs mummy movies with Lon Chaney Jr. from the 40’s better, but certainly still enjoy this one too. I feel like this one is middle of the road for the Universal monster classics.
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!
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.
German expressionist film, massively influential. Required viewing for film buffs and horror fans.
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.