Sean Q.

2021 hmm. doesn't feel like it

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  • Back to the Future Part II

    Back to the Future Part II

    ★★½

    I just got the trilogy on 4K for Christmas, so I decided to work my way through all three of them today. Go back for Part 1 if you missed it.


    For all that I feel about this film I can say that it is well paced and I never felt bored. I didn't hate the film, it was a fun enough time. However, it really does feel like a considerable step down from the first film. Maybe not in…

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    For some reason I decided to start watching this film at like 2 AM since I couldn't sleep. I saw it was on Disney+ and I saw it had the director's commentary, so then I watched it. I have no idea why I thought watching this horrible film was a good idea at all. The main perk is that Jon Favreau was talking basically the entire time so I didn't have to see it. I took some extensive notes on…

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  • Monsters University

    Monsters University

    ★★★

    We know this movie is based on a conception of college in the 70s/80s because you could still get an entry level job at a company with no college experience and eventually work your way up to CEO.

    This movie is fine. It isn’t bad by any means, watching it is unchallenging and pleasant, and the animation is great. I think this is where Pixar really flipped the switch towards realism in their environments. The lighting is incredible, the textures…

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    1/2 star off for Nick Frost using the soft n-word. Also I think the ending in the pub drags on for a little bit too long. Otherwise this is a very brisk film that is lots of fun to watch, very well written with lots of good jokes and callbacks, and nice horror elements. This is a great time, and I will probably watch the others in this trilogy of icecream.

    I can understand why you'd get engaged after seeing this.

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  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★½

    I enjoyed this way more than Alien. The action is kicked up, the horror is still there (even if scaled back), the acting and ensemble are great, and the effects are too notch. I think it’s a little slow to start (but faster than Alien) and the ending is a bit too similar to the first. I also didn’t love Newt, the kid, after a bit because she just kept screaming names over and over. Otherwise, this was a heck of a lot of fun!

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★½

    What a flick!

    I think the first hour is the best part. The next forty minutes are good, but they don't sizzle like the first hour. The last 20 minutes or so are good, and the ending is very solid. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway are both killer in their roles. Love the jazzy score, the noir and mystery, and the overall 30s look. So many people looked cool smoking. Don't want to leave spoilers in here, but dang I was expecting more Chinatown for a film entitled Chinatown.