Geek Rewatch: The Monster Squad

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I hate nostalgia.  I really do.  Glorifying stuff from the past simply because it was a beloved thing of the past?  Not for me.  I’d much rather judge something based off its actual quality, not some warm feeling I had when I was ten.  Besides, revisiting a lot of those older things shows many of them weren’t that good to begin with.

So, with that in mind, I decided to check out The Monster Squad just before it left Netflix.  I’d seen it once from start to finish as a kid, remembered more or less liking it, and was wondering how good it actually was.  Anyway, thoughts after the cut.

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Geek Review: Anomalisa

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Charlie Kaufman may be one of the most imaginative and unique filmmakers working today.  His work sometimes just scratches the surface of sci-fi, but is more about the human existence, and how lonely that existence can be.  His work is often cerebral, quirky, and worth a trip.

His latest, Anomalisa, continues this streak.  A stop-motion animated feature that is most certainly not for children, the movie manages to work well without really slipping into the uncanny valley.  SPOILER-FREE review after the cut.

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