Watchmen (2009)

I told everyone I had no plans to see it, and I didn't have any such plans. The possibility fell into my lap, much like both of Zack Snyder's last two movies, to see it with other people for free. In all three instances, I went in with some kind of advanced knowledge, in all […]

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The Wrestler (2008)

I’m doing something I never do. I once suggested I’d do it for Quantum of Solace, then never got around to another theatrical viewing. Oops. I meant to a number of times but just couldn’t get to it. This movie I drove a decent bit to see, and paid more than I normally would to […]

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Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967/8)

It seems most reviews of this film go through its factual history before anything else–first a student film in 1965 called Bring on the Dancing Girls, then I Call First and finally Who’s That Knocking at My Door. There, done. I try not to repeat reviews I’ve already read, though I’m happy to contrast with […]

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Wilde (1997)

I have an aversion to reading poetry–I feel my brain can’t quite ever find the right way to read such things to itself, and is more interested in absorbing word and meaning than in carefully constructing anything like meter. I also have an aversion to most literature you are “supposed” to read (dense writing often […]

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Was tun, wenn’s brennt? [What to Do in Case of Fire] (2001)

Honestly, the title of this film is not “What to Do in Case of Fire” which is more a statement, but something more like “What do you do when things are burning?” I realize this is semantic, but it annoys me that they changed it from a question, and it’s slightly awkward in the sense […]

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The Wild One (1953)

Being as it was Marlon Brando’s role in Apocalypse Now that originally so killed the pacing of the movie for me, I originally had no real desire to track down On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire or this film. I remember reading a MAD parody once, called The Wheeled One, but that’s about the […]

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Wonderland (2003)

The Wonderland Murders–I might have heard the phrase before, but that’s the most I heard, I can’t say I knew much of or about them otherwise until I saw this film. Obviously, I take with a grain of salt the idea that after viewing it I know much factual–though it has been suggested that it […]

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We’re No Angels (1989)

I picked this one up on a whim because it was cheap and, hey, can you go too wrong with both Robert De Niro AND Sean Penn? Neil Jordan directing was just a bonus. I guess I should mention that I have actually NOT seen The Crying Game, and that my Neil Jordan experience is […]

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Waking the Dead (2000)

OK, so, I heard how fantastic Billy Crudup was in Jesus’ Son, then in Stage Beauty. I saw him as Russell Hammond in Almost Famous and wasn’t disappointed, but wasn’t overly impressed either. Of course the reason for that, in my opinion, is that the film isn’t really about his character anyway. However, here, I […]

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Wrong Turn (2003)

A term thrown around a lot in the horror community these days–because those of us with taste miss 'em–is "80's throwback." I heard that term a lot when it came to this movie, and so I went in with a positive attitude–also knowing that Stan Winston produced and his studio was behind the effects (a […]

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