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Elephant (1989)
A near 40 minute short film that is subjected to tracking shots of men in different scenarios stalkingly walk towards other people and shoot them with their guns. There's very little dialogue, but what was creepy and disturbing is how excessively long the camera would focus on the corpse as the center of the frame after being killed. 5/10

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From Begotten, to Shadow of the Vampire, to this. A bummer conclusion to what could have been a heck of a grim apocalyptic trilogy for Merhige's feature length film career. His eye for interesting visuals manages to stick around, but this crime thriller is timely as it is generic; sort of the same as all post-Se7en cinema would follow, without the interest/appeal to let it actual soar. A random addition to the Hellraiser franchise would do it much better.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
It still remains a mystery on how Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) looks like that and is considered to be Peter Parker's aunt. An entertaining watch on the big screen, with some nice visual effects and chreographed action sequences with the way Spiderman uses his paraphernalia. Gylenhaal does well as the villain, given the material he has, although the characters development and motivations didn't feel fully fleshed out and once you've figured him out, he doesn't seem all that, but it does make you question the extent of the technology, taking into account the previous antics before the reveal and how it all works. There are a lot of attempts at humour, with the use of timing, dialogue and slapstick, most of them made me laugh, but they were also cheesy and cringy for lack of a better word. There are 2 post credit scenes. 7/10

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Homefront which is a 2013 movie with Jason Statham and James Franco. I wasn't really expecting much other than a traditional Statham movie and that's pretty much what I got. I was expecting more from Franco playing a villain but he didn't really shine at all or do anything memorable so that was a disappointment. It was a fine way to spend 1 hour and 40 minutes, but not something I'd watch again.

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So I saw Annabelle Comes Home.

The good: the first 20-30 minutes or so have this endearing 2010s-tinged Roger Corman aesthetic with inexplicably Skippy Peanut Butter-level-thick fog, largely well-blocked and well-timed jump-scares (this whole Conjuring "expanded cinematic universe" uses jump-scares like Tiny Tim uses his crutch, but if you're going to reach for that, at least do it well) and the tripartite of youths populating the center of this particular story are all reasonably likable.

And... That's pretty much it. There is one fairly long sequence of silence set in a series of rooms that is well-executed by first-time director Gary Dauberman around the film's two-thirds point, and a color wheel prop used to charmingly cheesy effect, so throw those on the "good" side of the scale, too, just to be kind.

The rest is just so terribly pedestrian, a feeling exacerbated by the film's general reliance on myriad familiar tropes of horror this universe has utilized again and again. The film has this largely low level of energy it can never overcome, and a shoehorned romantic subplot that is more horrifying than any elements of horror. It is a little cute that the film attempts to bring to light other "cases" of Lorraine and Ed Warren, but it chiefly seems as though it is yet another probable cynical ploy to have some other spin-off or another.

It's mostly more forgettable than downright awful, though, so it's a marked improvement over The Nun, a stunningly horrid, lifeless affair and one of the decade's worst.



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I checked out the 2019 remake of Pet Sematary and it was a fine adaptation of the book. There wasn't any real standout performance and things moved along pretty quickly. I did like how they changed the story up a bit and switched the roles of the kids. It was fine for what it was but it's not something I'd watch again.

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Serenity (2019)
For fans of Matthew McConaughey's rad body, you're in for a treat as you get to see plenty of his chiselled ass and his body rub against Diane Lane and Anne Hathaway. I genuinely laughed at a scene where Matthew was swimming naked in the ocean in a dream sequence, there was no need for that. It all goes downhill, once they reveal what's truly happened and it is ridiculously absurd. 4/10

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There's a specific Werner Herzog/Terrence Malick/Harmony Korine universe that all manages to intersect with each other, and I can't get enough of that idea. The hilarious haze of the latest intrepid traveler, this time with actual financial backing, opposed to the usual sense of squalor often found. There's that too, he does have to be a bum, but there's also boats, yachts, mansions, walk in closets, 500 million dollars in C-A-S-H, and fantastic female fashion worn by anyone and everyone; especially Moondog. Complete ecstasy and excess, to flee without consequence, an evasion of minimal effort and big gain. People just floating about all over. One episodic point to the next in this adventure called life. Blurred in the haze, the nihilism rings true. This is how the world should always be. As a fellow alien stuck on this planet, this is all I understand.

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There's a specific Werner Herzog/Terrence Malick/Harmony Korine universe that all manages to intersect with each other, and I can't get enough of that idea. The hilarious haze of the latest intrepid traveler, this time with actual financial backing, opposed to the usual sense of squalor often found. There's that too, he does have to be a bum, but there's also boats, yachts, mansions, walk in closets, 500 million dollars in C-A-S-H, and fantastic female fashion worn by anyone and everyone; especially Moondog. Complete ecstasy and excess, to flee without consequence, an evasion of minimal effort and big gain. People just floating about all over. One episodic point to the next in this adventure called life. Blurred in the haze, the nihilism rings true. This is how the world should always be. As a fellow alien stuck on this planet, this is all I understand.

Well I know what I'm watching this weekend. Been trying to get a hold of this for ages. Sure as hell didn't play in any cinemas over here that I know of.
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Fighting With My Family - never been a huge Paige fan, but I felt this was a great insight into the wrasslin' business and her journey. Obviously they missed her NXT reign (which took some things away), but it was enjoyable.

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