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About lvl54spacemonkey

Just a dude who likes movies and games and has delusions of working in one of those industries. Write screenplays and work on short films in my spare time. Most of which never get finished.

Film Review No.335: Cheatin’

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In the interests of full disclosure I should state that I did back the funding of this film on Kickstarter. I did so as a fan of Bill Plympton’s work and so, if you think I liked this film based on this review I would hope you’d understand that it is as a fan of his films, and not because I backed it. Besides, backing on Kickstarter isn’t the same as investing in a film for profit. It’s pretty much the same as pre-ordering a game or a DVD. Hell, if you view backing a Kickstarter as a show of bias then you must also consider buying a DVD and thus giving money to a studio to further finance films and to monetarily support the film maker as a sign of bias also. I say this because disclosure has been a hot topic recently, and whilst yes, it is important, some people seem to have the wrong idea about what it means. Anyway, here’s my review that is clearly tainted by the money I gave to this film’s production.

How’d you get to be so cute?

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Film Review No.334: The Rocket

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It’s been a while since I reviewed a film that didn’t involve zombies or science fiction in some way. Figured now would be a good time to get back to those arty films all the film students pretend to like so much but really they haven’t seen them because they all just watch a checklist of the most commonly known successful films in recent film history. This is The Rocket ladies and gentlemen!

Should have used a bottle.


Film Review No.333: Angry Video Game Nerd – The Movie

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Just over a year ago I reviewed the mostly crowd funded internet video reviewer spin-off movie Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild. I quite enjoyed that film though remarked that some familiarity with the Youtube sensation that is Stuart Ashen may be required. This is possibly even more of a requirement to get the best out of The Angry Video Game Nerd movie. I figure a large amount of my audience here err closer to the nerdier side of things but I may have to provide some backstory to this film to give you an idea who The Nerd is. So, click below and I’ll discuss The Nerd, his genuine impact on internet review culture and, maybe, I’ll mention this film too.

Not entirely an ass load of fuck.


Film Review No.332: The Monster Squad

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Because I’m a terrible person, there are a number of films I missed in my youth that friends of mine like to remind me that I haven’t seen yet. Along with The Princess Bride and The Godfather, one such film was The Monster Squad. This has now been remedied. Below is my review. Now shut up. I’ll get to The Princess Bride eventually.

Bela Lugosi’s dead… is a great song by Bauhaus.


Film Review No.331: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

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Now here’s a film I’ve been wanting to review for some time. I did consider it as a candidate for this year’s Horror Week that’ll be coming in October, but then I was able to get a copy for a great price from Arrow Films and figured I couldn’t really wait much longer. The 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a sci-fi horror classic that, when I was a youngster, was one of my favourite works of both genres. Let’s see how it holds up today after having not seen it in its entirety for quite a few years.

raaaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhh!!!!


Film Review No.330: All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

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Just over 130 reviews around I covered the Lucky McKee directed film The Woman. I really liked that sick little piece of work and so have had my eyes on his follow up All Cheerleaders Die for some time. Last night I spotted it was on Netflix, wondered how long it had been there and why I hadn’t noticed, and then figured I should probably stop staring at the website itself and just start staring at the film instead. This was a good choice. Click below for my review.

Fun fact: this is actually a remake of Lucky McKee’s first film.


Film Review No.329: The House By The Cemetery

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Sometimes I’ll buy a random film by one of my favourite cult directors purely because it’s one of the odd ones I haven’t seen yet. After attending the London Film and Queuing Con I got inside a building that was selling all sorts of film and comic related stuff and picked up a few classics from the Arrow Films booth. Amongst them was one of them films I just mentioned, The House By The Cemetery by Lucio Fulci. Last week, after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, myself and my friend Paul decided to sit and watch this film for the first time each. We’re not entirely sure we followed the whole thing. After the link below is my review. If that’s what you could call my ramblings.

It’s more of a house with a cemetery in it to be honest.


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