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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

2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
2 months, 2 weeks 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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2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
2 months, 3 weeks 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

2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Mother!
 Mother! 7/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2011 (15 games items)
3 months ago
Arphahat added 15 items to Finished 2011 list
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Torchlight
Limbo
Atom Zombie Smasher

3 months 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

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

3 months ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished 2015 (12 games items)
3 months 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

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

3 months ago
Arphahat posted a list
Finished in 2017 (14 games items)
3 months ago
Arphahat added 8 items to Finished in 2017 list
Small Radios Big Televisions on Steam
Human: Fall Flat
SUPERHOT
Stories Untold
Headlander

3 months ago
Arphahat added 27 items to Movies Watched in 2013 list
Mary Poppins
Oz the Great and Powerful
Casino Royale
Babe
Nanny McPhee

3 months ago
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Movies Watched in 2013 (27 movies items)
3 months ago
Arphahat added 80 items to Movies Watched in 2014 list
Snatch
Dredd
The Shawshank Redemption
Stand by Me
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

3 months ago
Arphahat posted a list
Movies Watched in 2014 (80 movies items)
3 months ago
Arphahat posted a list
Movies Watched in 2015 (35 movies items)
3 months ago
Arphahat added 35 items to Movies Watched in 2015 list
Cinderella
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Back to the Future
The Avengers
Tomorrowland

3 months ago

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