Reviews written by gatos

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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gatos   March 15, 2016
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8.8
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So I finally got around to watching this edit. This was a fun edit to watch. I liked most of the music selections. The amount of film "noise" and scratches...

FanFix
gatos   March 11, 2016
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9.0
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I really enjoyed Ex Machina when I first watched it. The thing that stood out to me most was the ending. I thought to myself man they should have ended...

FanMix
gatos   March 08, 2016
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9.2
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I was a big fan of ssj's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon "Tiger Lily" Edit. So when he announced he was tackling another edit my ears perked up. The trailer hooked...

gatos   August 10, 2015
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8.6
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8.0
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I'm a fan of Blade Runner but I do understand people who find it boring. I also love the soundtrack (but music is such a subjective thing so I also...

gatos   August 09, 2015
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Boogie Nights is one of my favorite movies: funny, sad, shocking all rolled into one. Dare I say Mark Wahlberg does some great acting in this. But because of it's...

gatos   July 13, 2014
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8.5
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I'm a huge fan of the BBC Sherlock series so I was interested in watching this edit. I didn't read any of the editor's intentions or cutlist before watching. But...

gatos   July 03, 2014
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8.1
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8.0
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So I just finished watching this edit. I knew going in that it was going to be in B&W and more from the replicants point of view but beyond that...

gatos   June 24, 2014
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8.7
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9.0
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So I'd been wanting to watch this for awhile. Before I got around to watching it, just for fun, as an editing exercise, I attempted my own edit with the...

gatos   June 21, 2014
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I'm 3 years late to the party but....awesome sauce. I'd started watching this before but never finished (don't ask me why, it's only like 10 minutes long). Wasn't expecting all...

gatos   June 08, 2014
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8.8
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9.0
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So I was not a big fan of the Scott Pilgrim movie. However I am a big fan of old school video games (I had an original nintendo - and...

gatos   June 07, 2014
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9.3
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8.0
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Excellent, excellent job. I enjoyed Kick-Ass and thought Kick-Ass 2 was a respectable sequel. bionicbob managed to tighten it up and improve on the sequel. ...

gatos   June 07, 2014
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9.5
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9.0
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So TM2YC is one of the more prolific editors on FE.org. He also seems to have an endless supply of ideas for edits. Unfortunately it's taken me a long time...

gatos   June 07, 2014
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7.7
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8.0
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- majority of the audio transitions were rough (abrupt and/or could have used a crossfade), however I know that this was one of Adabisi's early edits and his editing has...

Extended Edition
gatos   June 07, 2014
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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Se7en is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was aware that there were deleted and extended scenes but had never actually seen them. Adabisi flawlessly incorporated the...

gatos   June 07, 2014
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8.1
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8.0
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My review: - good selection(s) for the opening scenes prior to the opening credits - Pink Floyd "Money" nice choice for opening song - Alabama...

gatos   June 07, 2014
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9.4
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9.0
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10.0
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It's been a loooooong time since I've watched The West Wing. I went into this edit without reading the cutlist or the editor's intention. Ironically even the title of the...

gatos   June 06, 2014
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8.7
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9.0
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8.0
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*Nothing in this review is meant as a personal attack on the editor. This is just one guy's opinion. Any criticism(s) are meant to be constructive feedback for the editor.*...

gatos   January 11, 2014
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Lahey by Adabisi 8.6/10 - I love comedy shows and I've heard of Trailer Park Boys through word of mouth but I've never actually watched any of it, so...

gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.6
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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- Training Day was one of my favorite movies, so I liked that it was used as an introduction - Zodiac: It's been a long time since I've seen...

gatos   January 10, 2014
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6.4
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7.0
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7.0
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6.0
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7.0
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6.0

- I could have done with out the excessive grain and lines and scratches etc., but it wasn't too distracting, just my opinion - I realize this edit must...

gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.5
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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- I love Magnolia, Tom Cruise's best acting performance IMO. When I saw that Neglify was going to do a short with John C. Reilly's character, it sounded like a...

Shorts
gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.6
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10.0
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- I love comedy shows and I've heard of Trailer Park Boys through word of mouth but I've never actually watched any of it, so I had no idea what...

gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.5
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9.0
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- Interesting introduction to lay the ground work (and nice to have scenes accompanying the text) cool song as well - Video quality was fine save for a...

Shorts
gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.8
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- Wasn't sure what to expect going into this one. But I loved TMBTM's previous short, “Iron Blood”. This was very well done. The ending was cool (IMO, two...

Shorts
gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.5
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8.0
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- Interesting touch with having Anchorman News Intro on the TV (works good with “turn that shit off”) - I noticed you also mixed in some scenes from other...

gatos   January 10, 2014
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8.7
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7.0
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9.0
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- Nice music choices, gave it a 70s feel - If I'm nitpicking the sound levels could be adjusted just a bit as far as music vs. dialogue, but...

gatos   January 10, 2014
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9.4
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10.0
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10.0
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- Excellent introduction and opening credits - Great narrative and good choice for the ending - Editing was pretty much invisible to me - Nice work g1or!...

gatos   December 08, 2013
(Updated: December 08, 2013)
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8.1
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9.0
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8.0
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I watched the DVD version (still have to watch the 2nd disc with the extras). I haven't read any reviews of the edit yet, and I didn't read any of...

gatos   October 08, 2013
(Updated: October 08, 2013)
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9.5
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9.0
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9.0
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This review will be somewhat random and unorganized so...deal with it. First off, as always top notch DVD menu design from LastSurvivor. I know some people don't care too much...

gatos   August 20, 2013
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9.5
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9.0
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I watched jerick's The Matrix Revolutions Reprogrammed awhile back (and approved it) I wanted to write a more indepth review but need to refresh my memory about the details. So...

gatos   July 12, 2013
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8.5
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9.0
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So its been YEARS since i've seen the original Austin Powers (probably at least 10 years, no exaggeration. So seeing as Frink had made an edit of the movie,...

gatos   July 09, 2013
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9.0
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Just finished watching this. Also, coincidentally, I just recently watched Dredd for the first time and really enjoyed it. So here is my short and sweet review:...

FanMix
gatos   June 15, 2013
(Updated: March 14, 2016)
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8.7
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9.0
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*Review and Rating updated (because this edit has grown on me) I just finished watching the final cut of Pulp Empire. I had previewed an earlier version,...

gatos   June 15, 2013
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8.1
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8.0
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9.0
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So I watched this edit knowing very little about the faneditor's intentions. I didn't read a cutlist or any reviews etc. With that said, here is my review: ...

gatos   June 05, 2013
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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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WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! So per usual, I rewatched the original again before watching bob's edit. I also avoided reading any reviews of his edit as...

gatos   May 17, 2013
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9.0
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I love Scream and this is one of the movies I remember actually owning on VHS. However I'm not really familiar with Giallo. The opening scene rescored was excellent as...

gatos   May 17, 2013
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8.9
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9.0
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I just got finished watching this and this is quite an impressive firstling. It's been awhile since I've seen Prometheus so I don't remember a ton but I do remember...

TV-to-Movie
gatos   May 12, 2013
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8.7
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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When Adabisi asked me if he could make a sequel to my Oz edit I was relieved. I was happy that someone else wanted to take the reins. I had...

gatos   May 12, 2013
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8.8
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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8.0
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I had not seen any of Walking Dead before watching g1or's edit. But this was a fantastic introduction to the series. I am no stranger to TV-to-Movie fanedits (I've watched...

TV-to-Movie
gatos   April 26, 2013
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9.0
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9.0
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WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!!! Well I just finished watching this. What I remember about the tv series The Event was that it was so-so. It was...

gatos   March 20, 2013
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8.9
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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It's been a looooong time since I've watched 2001: A Space Odyssey. I remember the first time I watched it was my sophomore year in college. I watched the DVD...

gatos   January 29, 2013
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9.0
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Well I just finished watching this. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. I'm a fan of most of Aronofsky's work and enjoyed both The Wrestler and Black Swan. So...

gatos   December 11, 2012
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9.2
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9.0
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So I watched the original Batman just to refresh my memory before I watched this. I avoided the cutlist before watching the edit. I have to say I like the...

gatos   November 29, 2012
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9.0
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So I watched this edit a few days ago. I had ZERO idea of what to expect going in. But I remembered hearing that it had gotten some high praise...

gatos   October 18, 2012
(Updated: October 18, 2012)
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9.2
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8.0
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9.0
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a great movie. I loved everything about it. The cast, the score, the cinematography etc. ...

gatos   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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8.0
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Gatos May 1 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

gatos   August 24, 2012
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9.7
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10.0
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I quickly realized what I was in for with this edit after the first subtitle appears on the screen. It set the tone. This edit is flat out funny. Now...

gatos   August 24, 2012
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8.0
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Reviewed by Gatos on May 10, 2012 So I’m not a huge fan of Consecutions but this one had some built up anticipation behind it. ...

Shorts
gatos   August 24, 2012
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10.0
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Reviewed by Gatos on May 10, 2012 Iron Blood by TMBTM – Probably not fair to pick the “best” one out of any consecution (although we are...

Shorts
gatos   August 24, 2012
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9.0
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Reviewed by Gatos on May 10, 2012 Rejected by blueyoda: This one had me laughing during a great deal of it. The first X-Men idea was frigging...

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