Pinhole Movie Reviews


Repo Man (1984) by William
September 12, 2015, 11:19 pm
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Emilio Estevez is a repo man living in 80’s punk dystopia. So, I watched 15 minutes of this movie, then turned it off and read the summary on Wikipedia. You know that feeling that is the diametric opposite of regret? That’s how I felt about turning off this movie after 15 minutes. I guess if you are specifically looking for a cult classic, and by that I mean a movie that isn’t good but is really weird and for some reason appeals to people who enjoy dystopian punk sci-fi movies, you can watch this movie. But for regular people, this movie is Unwatchable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repo_Man_(film)

Update: Tom and Thomas strongly disagree.



The One I Love by jaemskeray
September 15, 2014, 1:54 am
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What the what?  The One I Love is a … I’m gonna go with Romantic Comedy about a young couple that has fallen out of love with each other trying to reinvigorate their relationship.  A therapist tells them to go to this house in the mountains for a retreat that he sends all his couple patients to, and then craziness ensues.  I really don’t want to give any of this away because I highly enjoyed it.  This movie twists and turns, and just when you think its one thing it then turns into something else.  Very well crafted.  The only problem with this movie is that once you start to analyze it afterwards, the whole thing falls apart like a house of cards.  But, that doesn’t take away from the joy of watching it.  Worth Checking Out



Guardians of the Galaxy by Thomas
September 9, 2014, 5:16 pm
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Chris Pratt is a space scavenger with an attitude and a taste for R&B.  Like John Wayne in Stagecoach, he falls in with a band of misfits who form bonds of friendship through adversity.  What this fantasy spectacle lacks in plot it makes up for in gorgeous production design and digital effects, with the plenty of jokes to keep things light. Director James Gunn is best known for the horror/comedy Slither and actually began his career with the Troma team (purveyors of outrageous B-movie schlock) so he seems quite skilled at this goofball approach. It works! For my summer blockbuster money, I say: Worth checking out.

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Guardians of the Galaxy



Under the Skin by jaemskeray
August 6, 2014, 12:23 pm
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Jonathan Glazer’s triumphant return to directing is a heart pounding and staggeringly gorgeous film unlike any sci fi or horror film I have ever seen before.  The closest thing I can relate it too is the film 2001.  A woman scours the streets of Glasgow in her van preying on lone men, she seduces them only to – wait – I don’t want to give anything away.  Honestly, even if I told you, half of it would be my interpretation cause this film is aaaaaaartsy.  So its best to go into this movie with a clean slate.   I could interpret and digest this movie for hours, so watch it and let me know what you think!  Apparently, it was shot with hidden cameras, and ScarJo improving with real people half the time, which adds a whole other level to this which is just… crazy.  If this film isn’t Required Viewing, I don’t know what is.



Dredd by tincolor
August 4, 2014, 3:29 am
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Karl Urban is judge, jury and executioner in futuristic Mega-City One and Olivia Thirlby is his new trainee. Dredd is ultra violent, hardcore sci-fi with some great special effects and a hero that is so badass he never takes off his helmet. I never read the Judge Dredd comics and I never saw the Stallone version, but I have to say, this was a pretty cool movie. If you take the plot too seriously you might get a headache, but as pure popcorn entertainment, I have very few complaints. I enjoyed it so much in fact that I’m kind of hoping that make another one. Worth checking out.

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Lucy by jaemskeray
July 29, 2014, 2:22 am
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The average person uses 10% of their brain, imagine what she could do with 100%.  Ok, let me try… hmm…  wait… waaaaait… I… I… can’t.  Since I can only use 10% of my brain, it is impossible for me to imagine what it would be like to use it all.  But, it would probably be spectacular.  What it wouldn’t be is anything like this movie though.  Lucy is a film that is not that good.  The writing and directing are, in fact, bad, which in turn, led to bad acting (well, given the circumstances, I think they did the best they could).  The only thing that was good was the special effects, but now-a-days, thats not really all that special.   This movie tries to be epic and unique but fails miserably, and if your in a silly mood, hilariously!  For example, at the end, ScarJo turns into a super computer and gives MorFree a sparkly USB stick with all the knowledge of the universe on it.  But, why didn’t she just put it in the cloud?  You gotta back that shit up, ScarJo!  Also the 10% thing is a myth.  Barely watchable!



Jodorowsky’s Dune by Thomas
June 6, 2014, 6:23 pm
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Psychadelic avant-garde film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky stars in this documentary about his now legendary 1970’s adaptation of Dune, which never got off the ground.  With Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, and other eccentric actors hired, storyboards by Moebius and designs by H.R. Giger, music by Pink Floyd, and special effects from Dan O’Bannon, (who went on to create Ridley Scott’s Alien) the movie promised to be a stunning, if disturbing, sci-fi experience.  This documentary talks about the production but also attempts to bring these elements to life, to cajole us into imagining what Jodorowsky had in mind.  Worth checking out.

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Jodorowsky’s Dune




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