Reviews written by vultural

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June 09, 2020 (Updated: June 09, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - “The Mummy Returns” was a pisspoor sequel to 1999′s “The Mummy.” The editor intends to reduce the nonsense, minimize the action overload, keep the charm. ...

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vultural
June 09, 2020 (Updated: June 09, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Another entry in Mike’s ongoing series, this time a twofer. First source, “The Dead Next Door” remains a bad cheapie, though with heart. None of the...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

“A space mind trip on the evolution of evil and violence.” There seems to be two edits here, both stitching Kubrick’s 2001. The first half traces physical (and...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

I watched the Tarkovsky original at a revival house in the 1970’s and exited annoyed with myself for failing to understand the film, and annoyed at the director for being...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - The original was a film I really wanted to like. Set during 1950’s added several political elements, and explained Indy’s age. Mutt is no Brando, however,...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I really like this condensation of “Airplane II: The Sequel.” Lots of scenes are missing, but adds to the mayhem and confusion. More to the point, the storytelling...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Superlative short here, mixing two (in my mind) incongruous films, WALL-E and Final Fantasy. Does it work? Absolutely. The intro is helpful, explaining WALL-E’s desire to depart...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - This time out, Mr Soderbergh mixes 1949’s “Criss Cross” with his own remake, “The Underneath,” from 1995. A damaged male, longing for a corrupted ex, allows himself...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I must confess I have a fondness for AvP, and rewatch it frequently. Early on, some odd business relocates AvP from the Pole to the pyramids. It feels...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Other low scores, c’mon. I think people miss the point of this. This is HAL 9000’s version. The stressed out AI who more or less unravels before...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - After some long forgotten war, earthlings have relocated to Saturn. OK premise, excellent production values, but the script is thin, weakening the movie overall. ...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

One firefight incident detailed in the Clone Wars. Obi-wan stalls while Anakin, with a young, untested Jedi, tries to sabotage opposing forces. Editing is tight and to the...

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vultural
June 09, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Insidious short this, as Mr Lucas and his cronies talk about cutting unnecessary scenes. Then the meat, Obi-wan pursuing Jango through the asteroids. Starts in black, like a...

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vultural
August 31, 2019 (Updated: August 31, 2019)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Man, what a rush! For fans of old school Hong Kong this is pell mell action. The image is not the best, 640 X 480p. Appears VHS...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanMix

Ha ha ha ha. Banned but not forgotten! I wondered why only 60 of Maniac’s 100+ edits were listed on the Fanedit Database. Bummer, dude. Ah...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

DMPD’s short of Time Cop was somehow not approved for the Time Travel Consecution, but it was on the DVD, and damnit, I’m putting my comments here. (Note: I...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Overview - Van Zant famously made a shot for shot of the Hitchcock classic. Mr Soderbergh rendered the 1998 remake into black n white, then interweaved it and the...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Extend the Miami Vice pilot to include “Calderone’s Return” (E04-E05). Video - 512 X 384p AVC. The picture quality is a little soft, particularly...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - As kids, my brother and I used to buy 8mm reels of movies. They never had sound, so we put on a movie soundtrack and hoped for...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - The Rebel Alliance (without any Bothans), pursues a trail as thin as a spider’s thread. The Empire has a purported “planet killer,” though a rumor whispers there...

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vultural
August 31, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - So-called pilot, which I ain’t buying (yeah, what a sorry attitude) of proposed television series from an auteur, known for his dismissive stance towards the medium. Q2...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Yes, kids, and you thought Emperor Ming was dead! The would be ruler of the universe attacks Earth again! This time with mysterious purple dust that...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

If ever Babylon 5 wanted to go the Doctor Who route, this was the path. Zathius (whichever 1 of 10) slipped in and out, almost at random, disturbing the...

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vultural
August 15, 2019 (Updated: August 15, 2019)
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - How do you fix a crappy reboot? Oh, how about making it a Silent? No more annoying voices! Check. How about shredding all the...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

An arthouse offering, outstanding! The original, “Le Jette” seems from another planet, it is so far ahead of its time. I was stunned by how well the condensed...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Ah, a Radio 4 adaptation! Of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, this might serve as a warning against the perils of alcohol. Ford and Arthur blather away, attempting to decipher...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Maniac, the bad boy of FanEdit delivers a brutal black and white version of “Fury Road.” A handful of slower sections have been removed, as have been...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Brilliant adaptation as classic cliffhanger chapter! Black and white rendering is not overly crisp, music syncs nicely to action. Roger Ramjet did this a few years ago with...

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vultural
August 15, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Way cool, junior Well thought out and executed “Cliff’s Notes” version of the duo’s adventures. Perfect for school slackers who only have fifteen minutes to devote to film...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanMix

Overview - Take something life affirming, say “The Tree Of Life” from 2011. Wipe the sound, replace with an antinatalism speech given by Gary Inmendham, overlay with a depressing...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

Initially, I thought this resembled a pitch for “About Time,” an interesting, if slight film from 2013. That film was leisurely to the point of lethargy. In addition,...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
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Had I viewed this in sequence, it might have worked better, taking the piss outta the adjoining shorts, if you life. Probably not, though. I’m not a keen...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I was not - and am still not - sure what Dom’s purpose was with this. For a straight up experience, it can be a challenge, any stray dialogue...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Effective storytelling here, capturing just one player, one dream, from "Field Of Dreams." Story here is of Archibald (Archie) Graham who barely had the whisper of a chance. ...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
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Supercharged reworking of "Back To The Future" is imaginative, inventive, best of all - fun! Marty gets three chances to amend events that will impact his future. The...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
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Brilliant surprise on this consecution. Faithful, reverent and surprisingly amusing edit of the "Back n Forth" special. This is lighter toned than the original, and, dare I suggest,...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

Wail, baby, wail! Wilderness survivalist vacationers rappel into unexplored depths. Deep, deep inside the cavernous depths, they learn real survival skills. Neil Marshall's best film (though Dog...

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vultural
June 30, 2019 (Updated: June 30, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - Brilliant reboot of the Bond franchise finds James, not only newly promoted to 00 status, but rather inexplicably, newly promoted in general. As if he is...

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vultural
June 30, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

As Darth would say, impressive. Quite the distillation of "Spectre," tossing the Mexico opening into the mixer with some later scenes used as a flashback. At least that's...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Empty headed blockbuster features performances by sponge brains or chunks of wood, has a plot that might-could been penned by your grumpy cat. Not to fear, hard working Maniac...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

The most padded version of the hairy thunderer gets a makeover. The film is given the black n white treatment, as well as much needed pruning. ...

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vultural
June 01, 2018 (Updated: June 01, 2018)
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0
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Ha ha, almost a found footage love story! Headcase Deputy Trudy Wieghel finds a soulmate during a routine investigation. Her luck runs true, and while the man has...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanMix

"Prometheus" and "Alien Covenant" fused into a single film. Decent enough plan, although it seems Mr Willins has done this twice already with his "Derelict" and "Ripley" edits. ...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I've watched Kubrick's "2001" several times over the years. I've always found the director's films chilly, with scant human warmth. As far as this particular editor goes, I've...

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vultural
June 01, 2018 (Updated: November 20, 2019)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Familiar territory here, as Maniac takes us on a ride into Tobe Hooper's teenage slasher, "The Funhouse." Hooper was still an unknown, yet promising talent at this point, smack...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

What an unexpected surprise! Call me a Philistine, but I always thought "Karate Kid" was fluff, and "Karate Kid II," more of the same. TM2YC has worked wonders,...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

Not sure what cuddly was aiming for with this short of "Drive." This version is certainly not a love story. More like a tone poem or mood piece....

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Adabisi's take on "Groundhog Day" is a sweet confection. He barely leaves a trace of Murray's arrogance and self-importance. Instead, the reporter appears as ideal dating material, a...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0

Three episode Spiderman animated series tightened into a brief feature. For fans, the Venom tales were always favorites. Video - 720 X 480 AVC. Don't...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
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Cuddly details a classic triangle. A girl, a man, and the man's alter-ego. The jagged relationship between Marla and Tylers in "Fight Club." This crackles from the...

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