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3 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat added 2 items to Movies Watched in 2017 list
The Mountain Between Us
Ghostbusters

3 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat added 2 items to their collection
The Mountain Between Us

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8/10

Ghostbusters

7/10


3 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Clue
2017/10/15 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 Theater 3 Via MoviePass & Flashback Cinema An old favorite, this was my first time actually seeing it in the theater. Still a ridiculous fun time.
4 months, 1 week ago
Clue
 Clue 8/10
4 months, 1 week ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
The Foreigner
2017/10/14 @Celebration! Cinema Crossroads Theater 2, Row D, Seat 7 Via MoviePass The start was great, getting right through the buildup to start the the main plot of the movie. After that, it slows down a bit, with the most interesting elements happening after long breaks in between. Not terrible but not great. 7/10
4 months, 1 week ago
The Foreigner
 The Foreigner 7/10
4 months, 1 week ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Happy Death Day
2017/10/13 @Celebration! Cinema Crossroads Via MoviePass w/ Dave S. A ridiculous, fun time. Groundhog Day mixed with slasher flick. Funny, suspense, and character growth. Who could ask for more? 8/10
4 months, 1 week ago
4 months, 1 week ago
Arphahat posted a review of Blade Runner 2049

“This was a fun, interesting story revisiting the world of Bladerunner full of impressive imagery and special effects, marred by a number of scenarios that didn't have a satisfactory reason behind them and an unsatisfying conclusion. 7/10

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4 months, 1 week ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Blade Runner 2049
2017/10/09 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 5, row 5 Via MoviePass This was a fun, interesting story revisiting the world of Bladerunner full of impressive imagery and special effects, marred by a number of scenarios that didn't have a satisfactory reason behind them and an unsatisfying conclusion. 7/10
4 months, 1 week ago
4 months, 1 week ago
Arphahat posted a review of The Fifth Element

“When I first saw this one in theaters, back in 1997, I thought it was great, except for the annoying DJ played by Chris Tucker. I hated that character. So, imagine my surprise when, this time, I found the movie to be pretty meh, but the DJ character was OK.

Generic, poorly thought out acti” read more

4 months, 2 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
The Fifth Element
2017/10/08 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 3, row 2 Via MoviePass and Flashback Cinema When I first saw this one in theaters, back in 1997, I thought it was great, except for the annoying DJ played by Chris Tucker. I hated that character. So, imagine my surprise when, this time, I found the movie to be pretty meh, but the DJ character was OK. Generic, poorly thought out action flick, with weak action and rubber-masked aliens. The reasons why things are happening and the motivations of the villains are confusing. Just a bunch of poorly thought out events happening one after another. 6/10
4 months, 2 weeks ago
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Finished in 2017 list
Scanner Sombre
2017/10/08 Super, super short. Kinda horror, but more just exploritory-story thingy. Not awesome, but not terrible. Not a lot of replay value, and kinda wished there was more to it.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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4 months, 2 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Finished in 2017 list
SteamWorld Dig
2017/10/06 Fun, short, mining-based Metroidvania game.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Rio Bravo
2017/10/01 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 8, row 2 w/ Dave S. Via MoviePass, part of Flashback Cinema series A classic western from 1959 about a murderer being held in a small town until the marshal could come collect him and the gang that wants to free him. It is clearly a movie from a different era, where even a western needed to have a musical number shoved into it. Regardless, it was enjoyable, if somewhat long. The characters were clever and the interactions between them were engaging and interesting. It had sufficient action via shoot-em-ups as well as comedy that didn't feel forced. The love interest felt a bit tacked on, but not terribly so. I also enjoyed that the protagonists weren't untouchable; they made mistakes and sometimes the bad guys got the jump on them or outsmarted them. Why it was called Rio Bravo, "Brave River," is beyond me. Maybe it just sounded sufficiently "western" at the time. Always nice to see some of these old ones on the big screen. 7/10
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat posted a review of Rio Bravo

“A classic western from 1959 about a murderer being held in a small town until the marshal could come collect him and the gang that wants to free him.

It is clearly a movie from a different era, where even a western needed to have a musical number shoved into it. Regardless, it was enjoyab” read more

4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rio Bravo
 Rio Bravo 7/10
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Finished in 2017 list
Gone Home
2017/10/01 Short, interactive story. Really drew me in and had me caring about the characters and their stories. Enjoyed having to piece things together.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Gone Home
 Gone Home 8/10
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat posted a review of Flatliners

“This was a remake of a movie from 1990 that I only thought was OK. Hopefully, I thought, they will add to the original story and improve upon it. Instead, they just retold the original story with new characters.

The concept and story was fine for a movie in 1990, but didn't really work fo” read more

4 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
Flatliners
2017/09/30 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 7, row 2 Via MoviePass This was a remake of a movie from 1990 that I only thought was OK. Hopefully, I thought, they will add to the original story and improve upon it. Instead, they just retold the original story with new characters. The concept and story was fine for a movie in 1990, but didn't really work for me now. I had a hard time believing that there was no research done anywhere on near-death experiences available online that they could have referenced instead of making it up as they went along. And, why are they special? No one that has had a NDE has woken up with improved abilities, nor were haunted. And, their planning was terrible. That it was such an ordeal to resuscitate the person every time makes you wonder how these fools ever got into medical school in the first place, since that they kept undergoing their procedure was clearly a sign that they were all stupid. Realism in little areas annoyed me a bit, too. For example, they needed to do chest compressions every time, and a ton of them, and that they never broke any ribs was hard to swallow. Not really scary, the "sins" they were being punished for were weak, and just a rehashing of the original movie had me waiting for the movie to be done. Better than "Friend Request" but let's not pretend that is high praise. 5/10
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Flatliners
 Flatliners 5/10
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat posted a review of American Made

“Our protagonist is a criminal, and one that made a big, negative impact by transporting drugs, guns, and contras. Yet, the character is separated from these actions and is presented as a decent, likable family man. Despite myself, I found that I was rooting for his criminal exploits to succeed. In t” read more

4 months, 3 weeks ago
Arphahat added 1 item to Movies Watched in 2017 list
American Made
2017/09/29 @Goodrich Kalamazoo 10 - theater 4, row 5 Via MoviePass Our protagonist is a criminal, and one that made a big, negative impact by transporting drugs, guns, and contras. Yet, the character is separated from these actions and is presented as a decent, likable family man. Despite myself, I found that I was rooting for his criminal exploits to succeed. In the end, though, crime doesn't pay, and I am content with that. Based on a true story, it was interesting to see how it worked itself into the events that were occurring in the late 70's and early 80's. It humanized some of the well-known names from that time, again glossing over their terrible aspects. Dealing with success was a funny theme. The storing of tons of cash, as well as the local investments, community improvements, and in-laws added to the story. Though the laughs and charm is front and center, there is a tragic tale throughout. A man, bored with his hum-drum life as an airline pilot, makes one decision that could be seen as patriotic, but leads to a bunch of developments that seem inescapable. 8/10
4 months, 3 weeks ago

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