The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) thoughts

Rated: 4 / 5 "Kidnap the Sandy Claws, see what we will see. Lock him in a cage and then, throw away the key." I never appreciated this film as much as I wanted to back in the day. I knew it was visually unique with the creature designs and animation. I knew half the … Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) thoughts

The Batman (2022) thoughts

Rated: 1.5 / 5 Wokeness: 4 / 5 "It's one of the best Batman films yet," they said. "Exceeds all expectations," they said. "Finally, a live-action Batman movie that utilizes actual detective-work," they said. "What a load of shit," I say. This movie is everything I thought it was going to be. Woke as fuck, … Continue reading The Batman (2022) thoughts

Magic (1978) and Pin (1988) brief thoughts

Both films rated: 2.5 / 5 These types of movies suffer from the exact same problem, at least as far as my personal enjoyment goes. They're both about a socially awkward guy, bordering on crazy, who has talent to some degree; more-so in Magic, since the guy is as good a magician as he is … Continue reading Magic (1978) and Pin (1988) brief thoughts

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) thoughts

Ignore the incorrect release date. Rated: 3.5 / 5 Wokeness: 2.5 / 5 I thought it would be another 5-8 years before films of this quality started coming out again. Films with honest-to-God effort behind them. Sure that effort isn't seen in the story or character department, at least beyond my standards of B-movie fare; … Continue reading Top Gun: Maverick (2022) thoughts

Rant on insults and death-wishes; plus thoughts on Oh! / Ah! My Goddess!

Introduction that you can skip if you just want the anime review. So I've received some interesting responses to a few prior blog posts I made over the years. In particular, posts I made regarding the holocaust and pedophilia (if you want a taste of both, go play Barbarossa). The type of responses I do … Continue reading Rant on insults and death-wishes; plus thoughts on Oh! / Ah! My Goddess!

Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-1997) anime thoughts

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Rated: 2.5 / 5 銀河英雄伝説 = Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu = Legend of the Galactic Heroes 銀 = ぎん = gin = silver 河 = カ = ka = river Ginga: Galaxy, Milky Way 英 = エイ = ei = hero, outstanding 雄 = ユウ = yuu = masculine, male, leader, hero, superiority, … Continue reading Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-1997) anime thoughts

Spontaneous Combustion (1990) brief thoughts

Rated: 2.5 / 5 So there was studio meddling with this film. A rough cut exists that's, well, rough. Unfinished special effects, not all shots are in it that should be (a few of which made it into the theatrical cut), but it is a more cohesive vision. In particular, the film clearly becomes something … Continue reading Spontaneous Combustion (1990) brief thoughts

Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off (2022) thoughts

Rated: 4 / 5 My first experience with skateboarding was primarily watching other people doing it, seeing videos of it, or playing videogames on it. Never really tried it myself (I'm not an adrenaline junkie, not like that). Tony Hawk Pro Skater (PS1, 1999) was the big game that the friends of my time (my … Continue reading Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off (2022) thoughts

The Hunted (2003) review

The tagline is hilarious, because the alternate one is, "Some men should not be found." But it could be worse, like, "If you're it... you're dead!" Rated: 3.5 / 5 One of the most underrated movies out there. I honestly don't get the hate people have for this. The hatred isn't because the camerawork is … Continue reading The Hunted (2003) review