Reviews written by matrixgrindhouse

The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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matrixgrindhouse   January 03, 2017
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8.9
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

I'm an unwashed heathen - I haven't read The Killing Joke. But going in to the animated adaptation mostly blind, the additions were painfully obvious. Excising the additional...

matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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Funny, stylized, and an absolutely inspired and seamless use of multiple sources. Got a lot a laughs out of this one. The audio commentary's pretty insightful on the...

matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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7.9
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0

Probably the most grounded of the shorts. Equal parts charming, silly, and bittersweet. 07:52 is a fantastic example of the power of a well-placed edit. ...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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8.9
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0

A most atypical love triangle. Dysfunction, neuroses, mutual deception, self-deception (and then some). A very dark short, and very well paced and presented.

matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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8.3
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7.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

First impressions are a tricky thing. You think you know someone, when in reality, you've only scratched the surface. A fun little short. Some framerate issues are...

matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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10.0
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Life, death, age, youth, and more are juxtaposed in this fantastic short - and love ties it all together. Aesthetically beautiful - nails that 50's Japanese look. Reframing...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

A short that's about the things one might give up for those they love. Even if that means risking giving up being with the people they love. Very...

matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

When love turns sour, there's a lot of residual pain. This short explores the notion of removing that pain. But like Kirk said - "They're the things we...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
(Updated: October 03, 2016)
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9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Having shared interests is important for a healthy relationship. Unless the interests are both very illegal and very dangerous, anyway. Very impressive editing on display here - everything...

matrixgrindhouse   October 03, 2016
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9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

Gazing through the window. Skulking about silently, avoiding conversation. Secret projector room featuring reels of explicit nudity. Stalker? Pervert? Serial killer? No, no, no. ...

matrixgrindhouse   April 13, 2015
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8.2
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

Audio/Visual Quality: Evidently sourced from the Blu-Ray, this ~1080p MP4 version is presented in the film’s original aspect ratio, sans letterboxing, at the original frame rate. Visually, this edit...

matrixgrindhouse   January 22, 2015
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9.7
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

Conan The Barbarian - the original film - can't seem to decide whether it wants to be smart or stupid. And I don't mean the later in a bad...

matrixgrindhouse   October 31, 2014
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Very amusing. The humor is perfectly intact, and the time travel story here fits together quite well.

matrixgrindhouse   October 31, 2014
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9.6
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Working on this collaboration was incredibly satisfying, and the end result was even more enjoyable. We have some incredibly talented and creative editors displaying their skills here. This...

matrixgrindhouse   October 31, 2014
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9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Terminator is widely regarded as an action series, but the first film can be argued to fit in the horror genre as well. In many ways, it could be...

matrixgrindhouse   October 31, 2014
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7.5
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8.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0
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7.0

Creepy. The source material's still images and inappropriately calm narration really add to the atmosphere of this. Far removed from the whimsey of the DeLorean and the TARDIS,...

matrixgrindhouse   October 27, 2014
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I miss our old future! What an amazing short. While the movie itself was heavy on the homage factor, the editor has masterfully taken things to the next...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   October 27, 2014
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9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
5.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

This is an awesomely stylized short. Refashioning Back to the Future without Doc Brown and all that shouldn’t work, but it does! Expertly paced, sharply edited, nifty visual...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   October 27, 2014
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

So many time travel stories are about the dangers of the act of time travel. Others are about interfering or observing crucial moments in history, or correcting errors in...

matrixgrindhouse   October 26, 2014
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7.0
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8.0
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6.0
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7.0
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7.0
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7.0

The editor did an effective job at condensing the core plot of the film, without sacrificing humor or character personalities. The gist of the story is intact, the characters are...

matrixgrindhouse   October 26, 2014
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8.2
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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A common concept in time travel stories is the prospect of meeting famous historical figures or personal heroes. But history often boils down the sum total of these individuals...

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matrixgrindhouse   October 26, 2014
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7.9
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7.0
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9.0
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10.0
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7.0

The hypothetical ability to change history is, in essence, unlimited power. The repercussions of any alteration have far-reaching consequences. As such, anyone who would use such power must...

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matrixgrindhouse   October 26, 2014
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Pinkface: Time travel stories usually have lots and lots of exposition. Mind-bending concepts like predestination paradox require it, don’t they? The fact that this story can...

matrixgrindhouse   June 08, 2014
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8.9
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8.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

Just when I thought everything that can possibly be done with Star Wars has been done, T-Bone has delivered something wholly new. Audio/Visual Quality: ...

matrixgrindhouse   May 25, 2014
(Updated: June 08, 2014)
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9.6
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0

Now, there are two of them! But that really doesn't do this justice. While in keeping with the style of the first, and its many running gags, this...

matrixgrindhouse   May 21, 2014
(Updated: May 21, 2014)
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9.6
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0

Frink has done a terrific job of completely altering the experience of watching this movie. New character traits, running gags, in-jokes, pop culture references, tons of dialogue alterations, sight...

matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Awesome concept. The editor really changed the source material to fit the new subject matter, and pulled it off convincingly. There's some odd visual anomalies here and there,...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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10.0
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Fun! I'm not much of a fan of Robocop 2. To my surprise, I wound up enjoying it as a condensed TV episode, much more than as a feature...

matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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7.9
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6.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0

Catchy Jazz-heavy soundtrack really helps the pacing. I like the noir style flashback/forward from the planning phase to the heist in action. There's some noticeable compression artifacts throughout....

matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0

Batman works surprisingly well from an outsider's perspective. Seeing things from a normal Gothamite's perspective is neat. One good cop, surrounded by rampant corruption. There's barely any Batman...

matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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7.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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7.0
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6.0

I'm not sure what to make of this one. But maybe that's the point. A series of seemingly unconnected events. That's realistic, I suppose. There's not always going ...

matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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8.1
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0

Interesting juxtaposition. Simple old fashioned examination and interrogation, followed by futuristic technology. And yet, the heart and soul of the police work is the same. Find...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0

Buddy Cop story minus one buddy. Police work can take a toll, psychologically speaking. Couple that with personal trauma, and the results can be tragic. Also there was that...

Shorts
matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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8.4
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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7.0

A washed up, washed out, disgraced ex-cop tries to relive his glory days, clean up his streets, and take back his life. Things don't go according to...

matrixgrindhouse   January 06, 2014
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9.4
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Gordon: Year One Batman works surprisingly well from an outsider's perspective. Seeing things from a normal Gothamite's perspective is neat. One good cop, surrounded...

matrixgrindhouse   October 21, 2013
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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I have a very high tolerance for bad Star Wars. I like the Special Editions (well, besides that musical number...). I like the DVD/Blu-Ray revisions, ghost-Hayden and all....

FanMix
matrixgrindhouse   October 21, 2013
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9.8
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

The opening of this edit really surprised me. Opening a Star Wars movie in medias res is a new one - and it fits the Tarantino style perfectly. ...

matrixgrindhouse   October 21, 2013
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10.0
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So, in the alternate universe where Star Wars was War of the Stars, it too was an outstanding success. So, with a higher budget, the broke out of the...

matrixgrindhouse   October 21, 2013
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7.3
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8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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6.0

There have been many releases of Highlander 2 over the years. "Desperately passed from editor to editor in an attempt to save it.", so to speak. But we all...

matrixgrindhouse   October 21, 2013
(Updated: October 21, 2013)
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10.0
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Many edits attempt to make a movie better. Reinstating deleted scenes, cutting stuff that didn't quite work, completely obliterating the existence of Jar Jar - good stuff. But this...

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