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  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★

    The Phantom of the Opera as filtered through The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While this did come out a year before the Rocky Horror movie, the Rocky Horror Show stage production had already been running since 1973. It certainly feels like it had a big influence here.

    What really makes this movie is the music. Holy wow, it's so good! 98% of the musical numbers are just fantastic. Add that to just the right amount of camp, and you've got…

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★

    On-par with the rest of the John Wick movies. Suffice to say if you enjoy the first two, you'll probably enjoy this one. There are a few minor story issues, in my opinion, but the action scenes are still a lot of bloody fun.

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  • Found Footage 3D

    Found Footage 3D

    ★★★

    I watched this meta-found-footage flick in 2D. I'm not sure how good it will look in 3D, but there is supposedly a 3D version coming out soon.

    A group of filmmakers go to an old cabin in the woods to film their own 3D found footage horror movie called Spectre of Death and they encounter a real spectre of death. The acting is good. Some of the meta-humor works, some of it feels a bit forced. It's good-humored, but I…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 5.0 Review #1

    Satisfies Rules:
    Movies from 6 Different Decades (2010s)
    Movies from 6 Different Countries (United States)

    Red, a lumberjack and his wife Mandy are minding their own business when a satanic cult with access to actual magic calls up some biker demons to kidnap her and torture him. Red becomes hellbent on revenge and not even the threat of eternal damnation will stop him.

    Slow, but never boring. Every moment in the movie is imbued with a…