Patrick M. Jones

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Hooptober 8.0 - The Scooby-Doo Project

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I saw The Blair Witch Project for the first time recently and really liked it. I understood it was a phenomenon, but there are lots of movies like that: Transformers, Avatar, etc. In Blair Witch’s case it seems well deserved and I’m glad I saw that before I watched this one.

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Hooptober 8.0 - The Beyond

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The abundance of eye trauma on display in this film really gave me the shivers. At first I thought maybe the team was just really having a good time with it, but now I’m thinking there is a theme with the eyes. I can’t say I fully understood what it is, but it made for some entertaining and memorable deaths.

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Hooptober 8.0 - House on Haunted Hill

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I’m glad I finally got to this because it had been on my list for a long time. One reason is that I’m not normally one for supernatural horror films, they often feel like they don’t follow their own rules and feel like they’re just making it up as they go along. This one, however, turned out to be campy and fun for me.

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Hooptober 8.0 - Kill List

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I really enjoyed this one. I didn’t know what to expect as I had only read the 1-2 sentence synopsis, but it blew me away. I’m finding it really hard to write about actually, so I won’t force it. What I can say, however, is that I will definitely be revisiting this one!

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Hooptober 8.0 - Dead & Buried

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I enjoyed unraveling the mystery with the sherrif in the sleepy town of Potters’ Bluff. This one did a good job of hooking me in the first scene basically… which escalates one way, and then suddenly escalates a completely different way!

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Hooptober 8.0 - The Mummy

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I found this enjoyable for what it is. I think much like Dracula this feels kind of shallow, but again, there have been a few iterations on The Mummy since.

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The Green Knight

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I first saw the trailer for The Green Knight in March of 2020 preceding The Invisible Man. The otherworldly and serious, almost ominous, tone really resonated with me. “Summer,” the trailer promised, followed by the familiar and welcome logo of A24. I settled into my recliner, equal parts excited to see Elizabeth Moss deal with some invisible asshole, and for the promise of summer when I could revisit a childhood favorite: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. Albeit, sans sparkly Sean Connery.

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What I Learned from the “Oldboy” Commentary

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This time around I watched the director commentary available on the Tartan Asia Extreme 10th Anniversary Edition. I also watched the deleted scenes with commentary and some of the special features. Anything I learned while watching or seemed of particular interest I took note of. As with any commentary, spoiler warnings abound.

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Hooptober 7.0 - Final Destination 3: Choose Your Fate

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This film series has been quite enjoyable so far, for what it is. They do a really good job of creating suspense to the point where half the things that appear on screen may be what kills someone. The mystery of who, how, and when is what makes it exciting.

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