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Amazon Women on the Moon
9 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A multi-director comedy anthology film that really has no overarching structure to it. When it's firing on all cylinders, it's really funny. Like most of these films, it's very uneven, and the unfunny stuff is pretty dire. With few exceptions, the Joe Dante and Carl Gottlieb material is superb, but not the rest. John Landis's segments (except for the ones featuring Don "No Soul" Simmons) demonstrate just how far he slid after the early 80's.

Marebito (2005)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Shin'ya Tsukamoto stars as a camera man who witnesses a man's suicide in the subway tunnels and becomes driven to find out what drove him to it. He finds tunnels under the subway station that lead to an ancient city, where he finds a young naked woman chained to a wall. He takes her home with him, but cannot get her to speak or eat. He discovers that her only diet is blood, and soon he's killing women and bringing their blood home for her. Nothing at all is what it seems to be in this film. It was shot in 8 days on digital video between Shimizu's direction of "Ju-On: The Grudge" and it's American remake. I like it ... everything has a sense of terrible foreboding.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I don't dislike this as much as some folks do, probably because I hate "Temple of Doom" and can take or leave "The Last Crusade". It's fair to say that I have a minimal stake in this franchise. That said, I watched this once and realized I could not remember a single thing about it. I have now watched it a second time, and cannot remember anything about the last half hour of it. Perhaps my brain just shut down after an hour and a half of this nonsense. My overwhelming impression is that it was very stupid and pretty pointless.

Vivement dimanche! (Finally, Sunday)(Confidentially Yours)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Jean-Louis Trintignant is accused of murdering a man who was having an affair with his wife and enlists his secretary's help to clear his name. There's something about late period Truffaut that just does not resonate with me. This is obviously a Hitchcock homage, and Truffaut knows his Hitchcock, so why didn't I find this particularly engaging or really believe any of the character interactions. The whole time I was watching it, I wished it was a Chabrol film.

Project Almanac
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Science geek builds a time machine based on plans left by his dad and his friends and him go back in time to try and improve their life circumstances. SURPRISE ... things start getting all screwed up. This isn't exactly a bad flick, but the only new thing it has to offer to an extremely well-worn scenario is that it's told as a found footage movie, which really ruins it's ability to form a coherent narrative. Like most films that use this gimmick, it would have been much better if it didn't.