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  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

    October 1999

    I’m in my late teens when I have my first really severe depressive episode. In hindsight, I’ve been showing low-grade symptoms of depression since I was eleven, but fall ’99 is my first time getting crushed really hard under my own brain. I’m not suicidal or anything; I’d just like to be able to take a little break from existing, and I fucking can’t. Shit.

    I’m the kind of person who will grow up to publicly post autobiographical…

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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Nice fridge you got there, Kinberg. 

    Honestly, this isn’t that bad, but it’s definitely not good. I was actually feeling kind of okay about going along with it until the climactic fight scene, which reminded me that these movies have been spinning the same wheels in the same direction for quite a while now. 

    There are so many potentially interesting ideas here that never come to anything.  We have aliens so traumatized by their own planet’s destruction that they’re willing,…

  • Stuber

    Stuber

    TFW just the damn poster makes you snort so hard you know yer gonna have to see it, good or not.

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★

    FUUUUuuuuuu

    Hooptober 5.0 #3 (fulfills Hooper requirement, of course)

    I didn't sleep the night I watched this. It got way under my skin and made a home there. Not sure any horror movie has ever done that before.

    I really hope the driver of the first truck got away.

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    "I know there's no such person as Dracula. You know there's no such person as Dracula."

    "But does Dracula know it?"

    Hooptober 5.0 #5 (fulfills anniversary requirement)

    Yes! Silly Universal monster fun! This is just the break I needed after watching my last three Hooptober selections. My favorite bit might be the early scene in the House of Horrors, in which Costello tells one awesome joke after another while trying to cope with the inconvenient existence and awakening of actual…