aklingus

aklingus

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I’m just this guy, you know? Opinions mine and mine alone, gotta always have that in my bio.

Favorite films

  • Dazed and Confused
  • His Girl Friday
  • Bob le Flambeur
  • The French Connection

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  • Gotti

  • The Earliest Show

    ★★★½

  • F9

    ★★★½

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★★

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  • The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

    The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

    ★★★★

    If nothing else, the fact that this came out tells you George Lucas really doesn’t have an ego, because it’s hard to think of too many directors that would sign off on this brutally candid a look into the filmmaking process, especially the modern filmmaking process. Watching this slow motion disaster unfold, watching Lucas make every wrong creative choice, or him muttering about how blatantly aping the original trilogy is like poetry, or the stunned faces at the end of…

  • The Hangover

    The Hangover

    Because I have nothing to say about this movie I loved in 2009 and don’t care about now, here’s one of the 2 or 3 interesting stories about my life. In 2010 I was staying at my aunt’s house in Las Vegas when Scott Pilgrim vs The World came out, and I was so knocked out by it that I saw it on consecutive days (the only time I’ve done that, although I’ve seen movies twice in a week before).…

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  • Gotti

    Gotti

    A truly magnificent hot mess, a movie that you give to a film school student and say "write an essay about all the shit they did wrong" for a final exam, and all the funnier because the least essential member of the entourage in Entourage directed this shit. The acting is tremendously bad, the story sort of lurches from one plot point to another with only a lame framing device connecting them and nothing properly explaining who anybody is, the…

  • The Earliest Show

    The Earliest Show

    ★★★½

    Wandering through Lauren Lapkus's filmography because The Wrong Missy is one of the lowest rated movies on the website, and stumbled upon this, which I remember enjoying quite a bit when it originally came out. It's not really a movie, but that's fine, neither is The Queen's Gambit and I'm not deleting my reviews of it anytime soon. Of the many very funny people and occasional chuds/sex criminals that have made their way onto Comedy Bang Bang!: The Podcast over…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Buhhh. 200 million dollars and we got:

    1. A movie with brutally bad special effects - those memed scenes were par for the course in terms of how this movie looks

    2. A movie at least 45 minutes longer than it should have been, paced absolutely atrociously, that sags like a twenty-five year old mattress halfway through

    3. Acting that ranges from “acceptable” (Chris Pine) to “truly atrocious” (Gadot, who truly acts like every movie is her first one)

    4.…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    I mean, look at my avatar again and tell me you were expecting another rating besides this one. Some thoughts:

    1. The big issue folks seem to have is the digital manipulation of the footage (eg the Smooth Ringo meme), and while it was maybe a bit too clean at times, the people on screen were miles away from the “wax figures” some grumpier folks compared them to, and the coloration absolutely pops off the screen in comparison to the…