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Added by djprojexion on 28 Apr 2021 03:27
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Spring 2021 Viewings

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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Suspiria (2018)
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: As a big fan of Dario Argento and the original film, I was eager to see what this remake had in store. Right off the bat I was really impressed with how they nailed the aesthetics, if I had turned this on randomly I would have thought I was watching a 70s giallo. But in the end it was all just shock value served up as pretentious art. The characters were not likeable or even fleshed out well enough. Too much ambiguity and while it was kind of cool to look at, the ending had no real payoff to the 2 hour commitment.
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Underwater (2020)
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: I decided to give this movie a try because I've always been a big fan of these type of movies. The movie has a nice intro and buildup and I really like Kristin Stewart in this role (despite not really caring for anything else she's done). She made me think of Ellen Ripley in Aliens 3, the military crew cut, the combination of strength and emotion. But it ultimately tows the line between The Abyss and Leviathan and as much as I want it to be more like The Abyss, it ends up falling on the side of Leviathan. A predictable B-movie sci-fi adventure thriller. I wanted to give it only 5 stars, but Stewart's commitment and the solid production make it an enjoyable watch.
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5
Miranda (1985)
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: Not entirely sure why I decided to watch this the other night, as I'm not really into movies like this (maybe if I was a 13 year old my eyes would be glued to the screen!). What Italian horror did for blood and scares, Tinto Brass surely did for T and A. I've never seen a movie so dedicated to various parts of the female anatomy, including cringey bodily functions. But if there was one saving grace, Serena Grandi is a fireball of beauty and sexyness on the screen, and a very natural woman which is something we are not used to in Hollywood films. But overall this is a very silly sex romp of a film, only to be viewed if you want a reminder of what real women look like.
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Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: This doc series caught me by surprise as I was initially expecting a ride along reality show similar to Cops, but man is this series far more than that. It's the story of a dying city, told through the eyes of its police department. The politics, the despair, the hopelessness is felt through every level of the department. It's a very intimate portrayal which is something I've never seen before, and the result is that these officers are human beings like everyone else, all going through their own struggles and are faced with an immense task in policing this city. There's no easy answers here, it's messy, but it's real. And far more real than the heavily edited cop reality shows we're used to seeing. A+.
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People who added this item 939 Average listal rating (618 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Election (1999)
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 2nd
Thoughts: Man, does this movie pack a punch! I had only seen it once before around the time it first came out and I didn't recall it being so edgy and refreshing. It's the political machine served up in all its grimy wonder as a high school class election. Broderick and Witherspoon are excellent as the teacher-student enemies that wage war over this election with shockingly funny results. This is black comedy at its best, and very reminiscent of Heathers in terms of its biting satire. It pulls no punches and can be quite jaw dropping at times. Not something I would rush to watch again, but if your looking for risk taking cinema that pushes the envelope, look no further.
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.3
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: I was eager to see this when it was first announced, it sounded like an edgier side of the Marvel Universe and a different approach than what we've seen thus far. But then again, I should have known better with the films target audience: teenagers. And as such this film owes more to recent horror films like It than it does to anything super hero related. I mean that's exactly what it is in tone and style, the super hero elements are just an after thought really. And worst of all there's no connection to the other MCU films, spoiler alert there's no Wolverine cameo at the end. While it has a few good moments here and there, overall it's a pretty forgettable entry in the MCU.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: Excellent docu-series on the life and times of the most notorious serial bomber in American History. Can we just pause for a second on that opening credits/theme song? So good. This is a very detailed and linear exploration of the Unabomber's path of destruction that spanned decades. The story tells itself but nice to see everyone involved offer their insight. The fact that his brother was instrumental in turning him in and also ended up befriending one of the victims is a testament to humanity and goodness in people. I avoided this for a while as I was pretty familiar with the case but glad I gave it a shot. One of the best.
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: Solid sci-fi actioner that teeters on the violent side thanks to director Tommy Wirkola, known for his Dead Snow series. So that kind of puts it in the Paul Verhoeven territory of sci-fi flicks (gratuitous violence, check. gratuitous sex scene, check). But overall I'm a huge Noomi Rapace fan and she is absolutely amazing in this film playing seven different characters. Interesting how she always seems to be drawn to these big budget sci-fi films (Prometheus, Bright, etc). 100% committed and such a range of intensity and emotions. This film has an interesting concept and a nice buildup, that kind of loses its footing towards the end, but if you like your sci-fi served up with heavy doses of action and violence, you've come to the right place.
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Format: Streaming
Viewing: 1st
Thoughts: This docu-series takes us down quite the rabbit hole of a side to the Son of Sam case that most of us probably didn't know even know existed (at least I didn't). And even though most of it is quite a reach, you can't help but admire the gusto of Maury Terry, the reporter who made it his life mission to uncover the conspiracy behind these murders. As was the case with Cropsey (Zeman's previous doc), the film leans way in favor of Terry's position instead of taking more of an unbiased approach. It's not for the faint of heart, and really creepy at times. Overall pretty solid but too drawn out, a lot of images and topics are repeated over and over which adds no real value. It's a slight miss in the end, but enjoyable for those into this dark subject matter.
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Ratings:
10 stars = Flawless
9 stars = Excellent
8 stars = Great movie
7 stars = Good movie (solid)
6 stars = Enjoyable (on some level)
5 stars = Mediocre (unremarkable)
4 stars = Sub-par
3 stars = Bad movie (but watchable)
2 stars = One element that keeps it from being unwatchable
1 star = Unwatchable

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