Have You Seen

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So last night, delightful girlfriend and myself watched our respective favorite bad movies, and it’s probably no surprise to anyone that mine is Troll 2, as it is for many people out there (tied with The Room I’d imagine). Hell, there’s such a cult following around this movie that there’s even a documentary about it, but for as much talk as there is for Troll 2, not much is ever said about the original Troll 1. Out of curiosity we decided to watch it. I always assumed it was another inept low budget schlocky horror flick, (Not as inept as Troll 2 obviously), but wow was I completely surprised. Troll is a great movie, absolutely great, and I’m going to share some reasons why I think so, but out of traditional obligation I have to ask: Have you seen Troll? Continue Reading

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Greetings everyone, Happy Spring! Winter’s over, we made it! So it’s Easter season, and along with cramming my face with lots of Reese’s eggs, I’ve been spending this time of year thinking about my favorite religious movies, yeah I know I’m lame. But there’s a reason: in my opinion, the absolute best* movie about Jesus is also the one that gets almost universally panned by the very people who would love it. Yes, I’m talking about Martin Scorsese’s 1988 gem The Last Temptation of Christ. A film that’s not so much under the radar as much as it practically broke the radar with its controversy, a controversy it did not deserve, yet is still not surprising in hindsight. If you consider yourself a thoughtful and open-minded Christian, and you took the Catholic Church at it’s word (Which why would you?), then you really should give this movie a chance, and let me share why. Continue Reading

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With Valentines Day approaching I got to thinking about what my favorite romantic movies are, and I came to an odd realization. I could easily name my favorite romantic comedy: When Harry Met Sally obviously, and my favorite downer breakup movie: Eternal Sunshine, but what about a movie that’s just romantic? I found that most often a movie that’s romantic and about a couple falling in love tends to employ the romantic comedy genre, and I guess that makes sense, people want to laugh and smile at the prospect of early love, how could a movie about the honeymoon stage of a relationship not be cheerful? With that mulling over in mind I was reminded of one of my favorite movies, one that truly embraces the silliness of falling in love, and one you’ve surely not heard of (Unless I’ve made you watch it). So, I ask: have you seen Im Juli? Continue Reading

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Greetings all, Christmas is upon us. The air is rife with the joys of commercialism and the false sentimentality of a holiday. Gather around, bringeth your nog, and your cookies, and your various puddings because I have a tale to tell. You see, there’s this great Christmas movie that you may not have ever heard of. I’m comfortable in saying that it’s probably the best Christmas movie ever made. So yeah the Griswalds are nice, and the bb gun nut in the 50s is great and all, but seriously, have you seen Joyeux Noël? Continue Reading