Reviews written by matrixgrindhouse

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January 03, 2017
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
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. ...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

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

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 03, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
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. ...

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matrixgrindhouse
April 13, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 22, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 31, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

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

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matrixgrindhouse
October 31, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 31, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 31, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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,...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 27, 2014
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 27, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
5.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 27, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 26, 2014
Overall rating
 
7.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
6.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 26, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

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
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Shorts

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
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
June 08, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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: ...

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matrixgrindhouse
May 25, 2014 (Updated: June 08, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
May 21, 2014 (Updated: May 21, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
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,...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
6.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
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....

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
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 ...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Shorts

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
January 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 21, 2013
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

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....

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matrixgrindhouse
October 21, 2013
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanMix

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. ...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 21, 2013
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 21, 2013
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
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...

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matrixgrindhouse
October 21, 2013 (Updated: October 21, 2013)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

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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