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  • The Mummy '99 in 4K.

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    Has a few low res CG shots, but almost every other shot is nicely detailed and sharp. I never would have thought this movie would ever look this good on home video. Seems like even the mummies were rendered way above 1080p. The Blu-ray version was so much softer when I checked it after (which I think I've seen only once, all prior viewings being on 4:3 VHS). Pretty nice color too.

    A silly movie, but self-aware, with fun characters and a Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack that puts most of today's blockbuster soundtracks to shame. It's just a good pulp-adventure, the kind I don't think they make anymore. 7/10.

    Before that, I watched My Fair Lady, a lovely musical with Audrey Hepburn as a lower class Englishwoman trying to change her crude accent so that she can join the middle class and run a flower shop. Three hours long, but I liked it thoroughly. 8/10.

  • Marshawn Lynch: A History

    Interestingly formatted clip documentary that eschews the typical narrative and sports documentary tropes and just dives in with a structured 700+ various assembled clips of Marshawn, The Ferguson riots, James Baldwin, Angela Davis, Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump, ESPN and NFL Network talking heads like Stephen a Smith and Shannon Sharpe, Dion Sanders, Huey P Newton, Mario Savio, and etc.

  • I saw The Lighthouse yesterday.. absolutely loved it

    The sound, visuals, camera work, performances were all excellent and like The Witch, I'm sure I'll be thinking about it for some time

  • I too saw the Lighthouse, and I thought it was really good! It's the kind of movie that is going to take many viewings in order to decipher what happens, and even then I don't think I'll ever really know. I feel like the whole movie serves as a metaphor for something, but again I couldn't tell you what for.

    It was also shot beautifully. Eggers has proven himself one of the most intriguing directors around with this one, along with the stories of his perfectionism on set. Dafoe is also fantastic, and I think this may be Pattinson's best performance yet (though his accent felt a little muddled at times).

  • Dolemite Is My Name

    Grew up watching Dolemite movies. Murphy doesn't look much like the real Rudy Ray Moore, but he does a great job with the cadence of speech and swagger. I may hold the film Bowfinger in higher regard than some, but I honestly think Dolemite is his best performance since that film in 1999.

  • Watched El Camino. Absolutely loved it.[link text](link url)

  • Casino

    I just got a craving for Casino and its still as classic as ever. A few funny editing flubs and I'm not the biggest fan of the constant narration and licenced music this time around, but the story is still soooooo good.

    Imagine a self contained RPG game like Casino? You build your empire up quasi-legit or you go full gangster and become a captain out in the desert. Or like Yakuza but in Las Vegas. That would be super awesome.

  • Train to Busan (2016) was a pretty darn thrilling ride! Korean zombie horror on a train. Which is honestly one of my favourite milieus in films, games, TV etc. So yeah, I feel entertained and even more after seeing this. Some of the visuals and/or scenarios, situations, were surprisingly vivid, caught me off guard a few times. There was a solid sense of threat and unease which is for sure needed in a movie like this. I liked the child actress, a convincing kid. And the ending worked for me, it made me feel things. Nicely tied together.

  • Terminator: Dark Fate
    It's really bad. Mediocre action, shoddy effects, and some of the worst writing I've seen in a long time. Performances are fine with the exception of Natalia Reyes, who's a bit of a dud. The story never escalates, and it ultimately feels like watching variations on the same theme for 2 hours. For a movie that's as loud and in your face as this one is, I almost fell asleep halfway through. I hated Genysis, but at least that movie was going for something. C-

  • I really liked Terminator: Dark Fate. Probaby the 3rd best in the franchise for me. (admittedly not saying much, but it's much closer to #2 than #4) So... polarizing movie I guess.

  • Blindspotting
    Easily one of the best movies I've seen in the past five years. Frequently hilarious while never losing sight of its message, Diggs and Casal create an incredibly honest and powerful look at gentrification and racial bias in Oakland. Don't want to say any more, but please don't skip this movie. It's only 96 minutes and available on HBO right now. A

  • Was my top ranked film of last year @naltmank