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 Monochroma 6/10
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Finished in 2017 list
The Flame in the Flood
2017/09/23 Finished campaign on easy. A fun, survival rogue-like on a river. Should provide extra fun in endless mode.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Arphahat posted a review of To Catch a Thief

“This movie won the Academy Award for cinematography and it shows. The scenery of the French Riviera is shown throughout and is done beautifully.

This was a romantic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock. It was amusing enough, but not the caliber of movie that I normally associate with Hitchcock. <” read more

3 weeks, 3 days ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
To Catch a Thief
2017/09/24 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 4, row 5 Via MoviePass This movie won the Academy Award for cinematography and it shows. The scenery of the French Riviera is shown throughout and is done beautifully. This was a romantic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock. It was amusing enough, but not the caliber of movie that I normally associate with Hitchcock. The romance was odd and seemed to really be one-sided, with Francie pursuing relentlessly, and John never really seeming all the interested. The mystery portion wasn't all the convincing, either. The limited number of characters in the movie makes it a pretty easy guess. The behaviour of the police, first chasing him for so long, then letting him go didn't make much sense, or at least why so much time was spent developing the chase only to have it not matter. Still, it was a decent watch, and it was fun to see an older film on the big screen. 6/10
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Arphahat added 2 items to their collection
The Flame in the Flood

8/10

To Catch a Thief

6/10


3 weeks, 3 days ago

“What an epic start to a great movie. It reminded me of the old school James Bond openings, but with modern effects and action. Really, the entirety of the Kingsman movies are the updated Roger Moore era James Bond films and I couldn't be happier. I definitely enjoy the Daniel Craig Bond, but there i” read more

3 weeks, 4 days ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
2017/09/23 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 1, row 4 Via MoviePass What an epic start to a great movie. It reminded me of the old school James Bond openings, but with modern effects and action. Really, the entirety of the Kingsman movies are the updated Roger Moore era James Bond films and I couldn't be happier. I definitely enjoy the Daniel Craig Bond, but there is definitely room for this style of spy movie as well. After the great start, it continued strong. Action packed, funny, and over-the-top, it developed its story and villain and as well as new allies to the Kingsman seamlessly. I appreciated Eggsy's relationship with his girlfriend. To me, it softened the poor lesson at the end of the first movie of seeing sex as a reward by making her more of a person than simply a trophy. If I had to find fault, the climax felt weak, especially in comparison to the epic battles fought prior in the movie. Especially the needless sacrifice, considering they supposedly had equipment to detect and avoid the predicament. Additionally, it felt all too easy once they arrived at the final battle. The villain was clearly evil, but also with a purpose, though it was selfish and for personal gain. The introduction of the secondary villain that would push for the more dire consequences of the evil plot escalated the stakes to a level approaching that of the first movie and made for an unexpected surprise. 8/10
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Arphahat posted a review of Friend Request

“What can be said about this movie? Though it was only 92 minutes, it felt like an eternity. If I was dying, I would watch this movie over and over, filling every minute of my day with it, like Dunbar from Catch-22, making my last moments seemingly last forever. The pacing was poor, with some element” read more

3 weeks, 4 days ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Friend Request
2017/09/22 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 9, row 3 Via MoviePass What can be said about this movie? Though it was only 92 minutes, it felt like an eternity. If I was dying, I would watch this movie over and over, filling every minute of my day with it, like Dunbar from Catch-22, making my last moments seemingly last forever. The pacing was poor, with some elements getting too much screen time, and other, more interesting parts mostly being ignored. Not really very scary, though there were a couple of jump scares that managed to actually startle me. The imagery used was good at being disturbing, but often created more questions than it answered. The story was not really captivating and the characters were terrible. Sometimes, in horror movies, it is easy to look at a mistake the characters make, or some action they should take and wonder "why don't they just" do something obvious. This movie did a good job of showing why these scenes are often not included, as they were laughably terrible. Trying to delete their accounts, they failed with generic errors. When looking at the code, they see it is magical. Ugh. When confronted by police and the dean of the school, she says she cannot get control of her account, and they offer no assistance, though you'd expect the police department and the IT department of the university to at least be interested in trying something. The most ridiculous part of this was when the dean sat our heroine down and said, "Even if you don't have access and can't remove the video, or delete your account, I'm getting a lot of pressure from the students, so I'm going to have to suspend you for the rest of the semester." Lol. Then, it goes on to have a mostly typical horror movie ending. Of course, it also suffered from the typical horror movie "whys" as well, like, for instance, why were only some of the friends on her friend list targeted, but not the others? Why could some unfriend her, but others not? Maybe they were closer, real friends? Who cares? The real tragedy with this movie was that I appreciated the concept. The graphical social media element built into some scenes of the movie was cleverly done. The idea of modern witch was clever. Truly, I am inspired to take the general idea and try to work it into a better story myself. It was an interesting enough concept, maybe it would have been better to not try to tell it as a typical horror story, but a supernatural drama? The only redeeming quality this movie could have had was that I was going to watch with my pal, Dave, and we could have mocked it together. Unfortunately, there was unexpected traffic, so I was left to deal with the suffering alone.
3 weeks, 4 days ago
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Arphahat posted a review of Doctor Zhivago

“This was a fantastic depiction of the events of the Russian Revolution as seen from the eyes of the people affected by it. In short, Dr. Zhivago got a pretty raw deal, as well as most of the Russians. It is concerning how quickly even a little bit of power goes to the head of those who wield it.
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1 month ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Doctor Zhivago
2017/09/17 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 9, row 4 Via MoviePass This was a fantastic depiction of the events of the Russian Revolution as seen from the eyes of the people affected by it. In short, Dr. Zhivago got a pretty raw deal, as well as most of the Russians. It is concerning how quickly even a little bit of power goes to the head of those who wield it. The romance of the story is tragic, and not completely a pure thing. For instance, Zhivago's wife is devoted, loyal, and loving, yet he cheats on her. Regardless, the characters do what they must to survive in a dreadful time and it is compelling to watch.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
American Assassin
2017/09/16 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 7, row 4 Via MoviePass A revenge fantasy come true. Decent action and decent plot.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Arphahat posted a review of mother!

“This was super weird. Trailers made me think it was a horror movie, and it kind of feels like one at points, but I don't think it really is. Tons of symbolism, and clearly an allegory, but parts of the symbolism were hard to fit with the characters. At least it was thought provoking, but don't go ex” read more

1 month ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
mother!
2017/09/15 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 4, row 4 Via MoviePass This was super weird. Trailers made me think it was a horror movie, and it kind of feels like one at points, but I don't think it really is. Tons of symbolism, and clearly an allegory, but parts of the symbolism were hard to fit with the characters. At least it was thought provoking, but don't go expecting horror.
1 month ago
mother!
 mother! 7/10
1 month ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2011 (15 games items)
1 month ago
Arphahat added 15 items to Finished 2011 list
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Torchlight
Limbo
Atom Zombie Smasher

1 month ago
Arphahat added 34 items to Finished 2013 list
Back to the Future the game Episode 2: Get Tannen
The Clockwork Man
Thirty Flights of Loving
Jolly Rover
10,000,000

1 month ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2013 (34 games items)
1 month ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2014 (18 games items)
1 month ago
Arphahat added 18 items to Finished 2014 list
Spelunky
Limbo
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Assassin
The Swapper

1 month ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2015 (12 games items)
1 month ago
Arphahat added 12 items to Finished 2015 list
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
One Finger Death Punch
Hexcells
Out There Somewhere
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

1 month ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2016 (7 games items)
1 month ago
Arphahat added 7 items to Finished 2016 list
Cross Set
Hacknet
The Walking Dead: Season 2
A Story About My Uncle
Her Story

1 month ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished in 2017 (13 games items)
1 month ago

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