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Took a blind buy gamble on this one and it paid off. Very intriguing, stunningly shot movie (especially the early island sequences). 

Haven't done one of these for a while, but it's also time for...

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L'Avventura, an Italian film telling the tale of Anna, Claudia and Sandro after Anna goes mysteriously missing during a yachting cruise and the latter pairs efforts to find out what happened to her (while also inappropriately falling for each other even though Sandro is supposed to be with Anna).

RYM genre police: Not a mystery movie. 
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Very solid horror. 



Silent film. Quite short, only about 47 minutes. Considered a horror movie for its time, though it's obviously very tame by modern standards. That said, it likely contains roots of ideas present in the body horror genre.



I don't care what anyone says: this was a lot of fun. Like Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, The African Queen and even a bit of Aguirre, the Wrath of God all rolled into one. Plus its got Metallica music in it, which you can't say about every Disney film. And Emily Blunt, whom I could watch in almost anything. 

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Saw this off the TV earlier in the year, but I recently picked up the blu-ray (scrabbling to get a copy when it suddenly went out of print, thanks Disney) and it looks stunning in HD from a 2K film restoration. This was, I believe, the first US movie filmed on location in Japan, just ten years on from WWII and it's also a rare example of an original wave film noir released in colour. A must see movie for me.



Pulled this one off my shelf as it's a movie I've owned for years while also have not re-watched for years (though I'm reasonably sure I've previously seen it twice). I'm of two minds whether its a keeper. Far from my favourite horror by any means but it does have something that elevates it above the typical drivel. I guess it will survive my collection purge for now. 
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My second time watching Dawn of the Dead and this time I watched the extended cut. I can't really recall what bits weren't in the earlier version I saw (which was the Italian cut), but I know I dug this movie more this time around, which is the same experience I had with Night of the Living Dead. I've still not seen Day of the Dead at all. 



Started going through some more DVDs that I may not keep and first up was Friday the 13th, which I recall being rather poor despite its legendary status. I was sure this one would be getting ditched but it opened up a lot this time around. I'm not sure it earns its status among the likes of Halloween, but it turns out its a keeper after all. 



This one's quite decent with a really good atmosphere but the actual story is basic and upon conclusion of a second viewing I'm just left feeling that I really don't need to see this ever again. One for the get rid of pile. 



One of the DVDs I've owned for the longest time and had never watched it again until today. Must have had this over ten years since I'm sure it wasn't that old of a film when I got it. I didn't not enjoy it, but it could easily go back on the shelf and sit there gathering dust for another decade without coming down again, so not a keeper. 
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Not seen this in a lot of years, and had forgotten how good the whole Potterverse looks. Going to carry on through the rest of the series now.Smile
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:


What do you think of this one? I've seen it twice but made the mistake both times of trying to watch it late at night and getting sleepy and inattentive. 
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Not seen this in a lot of years, and had forgotten how good the whole Potterverse looks. Going to carry on through the rest of the series now.Smile

This one has a real sense of wonder that isn't re-captured again, especially with the arrival at Hogwarts sequence and Sorting. Can't believe it's 20 years old. That makes me feel old, but I'm pleasantly surprised how well the whole series holds up. I'm currently working my way through them for the second time in as many months, since I went through my DVDs last month only to find that for some inexplicable reason my Order of the Phoenix stops working halfway through the movie, so I ended up replacing the whole set with the blu-ray boxset, which I'm now half way through. 
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Considerably weirder than anticipated. By a country mile even. I enjoyed it though. 
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

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What do you think of this one? I've seen it twice but made the mistake both times of trying to watch it late at night and getting sleepy and inattentive. 

It was ok, didn't blow me away.  I don't mind slow horror movies but this one isn't very horror.  
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Brilliant anime film. Three homeless people, a drunk, a transwoman and a teenage runaway, find a baby abandoned in the trash and set out to find its mother, which is anything but straightforward. 
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knowing ahead of time that this one is (slightly) connected to Noroi and Occult, that's not the ending I expected


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The little wizards are a bit bigger... The cast and story expands a bit.
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Slow burning (just about) neo-western that's actually more of a psychological drama than a traditional western. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the biggest on film arsehole I've seen in some time. 
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This is the best 2021 film I've seen to date. And is also very likely Ridley Scott's best film since Blade Runner. 


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Pretty solid space movie but it does lose something as it goes along. And the ending glosses over far too much. 



I don't even know where to begin with this one. I can't decide if it's a masterpiece or the biggest pile of steaming crap I've ever seen. It's certainly a long difficult watch and more intriguing than riveting viewing. It's about another planet which is just like Earth but stuck in their middle ages, with Earthlings having infiltrated them. The depiction of the kind of squalor of these times is certainly unmatched by any other movie. It's really quite foul to watch. Lots of mud, blood, piss and shit and bare arses. I had to take a break half way through its three hour runtime, because I just couldn't take any more by that point. By the time the difficult to follow plot actually concludes it had also lost most of my attention. 

If I'm still thinking about it over a year from now like I was with Stalker I may seek it out again to re-evaluate, but for now I'd say 2 stars at most. 
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Pretty solid space movie but it does lose something as it goes along. And the ending glosses over far too much. 


Personally I thought this was one of the worst space movies I've ever seen. I really hated it.
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Sweet! Hippogriffs! The werewolf was a bit shit though, as they generally are.
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