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Z [2019] Zappa [2020] Zeitgeist [2007]
Zeitgeist: Addendum [2008] Zeitgeist: Moving Forward [2011] Zero Contact [2022]
Zodiac [2007]
Zombeavers [2014] Zombie [1979] Zombieland: Double Tap [2019]

Zero Contact [2022]


            
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After the death of an eccentric physics genius, 5 people are tasked with saving the world ...or something like that. The major problem with this film is simply bad writing. The idea is great and the first half keep my totally intrigued. Plus, I really enjoy how Anthony Hopkins can deliver a monologue of philosophical tripe and make it sound profound. He's just fun to watch in anything. But, the film eventually devolved into a catastrophe of plot holes with me questioning everything and has probably the most anti-climatic ending of any film ever ...like "Well, alrighty then."

Zombieland: Double Tap [2019]


            

After cleaning out and spending some time in The White House, our group of merry zombie killers head out to Graceland and Babylon, a peace commune. Although the first act had gags and jokes that weren't hitting the mark very well, they ran into Madison, a total Barbie airhead that I thought would be irritating but turned out to be a riot. What follows is some truly inspired and hysterical scenarios with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and a fantastic climax that was incredibly funny and exciting at the same time. Everyone played their part to perfection. Nicely Done!

Zodiac [2007]


            
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Although the film is about hunting down the Zodiac killer, it's far more a biography of Robert Graysmith who's obsession with finding out who the killer was produced far more leads and evidence than the police ever did over a 20 year period. At 2 1/2 hours, this film felt quite long but the superb acting of Jake Gyllenhaal, as Graysmith, as well as everyone else kept my attention firmly glued to the screen. I was a teen living in the bay area at that time and the movie was not only nostalgic from what I remember but is also loaded with stuff I never knew. Excellent!

Zombie [1979]

aka Zombi 2 / Zombie Flesh Eaters

            

This Italian affair (marketed as the sequel to Dawn of the Dead but having nothing to do with it) takes place on an island with zombies. With cheesy dialogue, the film comes off as very lame and hokey. Exerting a very large portion of exploitation, the spec fx, graphics and make-up were far more gory than realistic making them simply gross rather then effective (although the eyeball scene was pretty impressive) and included a generous helping of boobs. Apparently most find this entertaining but it's not for me. Maybe seen too many zombie movies ...I'm jaded.

Zappa [2020]


         
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Simply put, this is the best biographical documentary of Frank Zappa, the greatest composer and one of the greatest guitar players of the 20th century, that has ever been made and probably ever will be made. The only thing I can think of to improve it is to double its 2 hour length with 2 hours of performance clips to highlight specific points in his career. Well, hey. I'll do that. I actually re-edit my own videos for my own personal entertainment and I definitely want to see a 4 hour version of this. Time to get to work.

Check out this incredible performance of one of the most difficult and beautiful tunes ever composed by Zappa, Black Page, performed live by Dweezil Zappa, Terry Bozzio & Steve Vai.

Z [2019]


         
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Brandon Christensen's 2nd feature film for Shudder is about an 8-year-old boy's imaginary friend named Z ...and he has plans. Like Brandon's 1st film, Still/Born, it's more a psychological thriller than horror with the emphasis on what it's doing to the people around the horrific events rather than the events themselves. Although there is a couple of scenes that were so completely out-of-the-blue shocking they made me gasp, it's a creepy slow burn whose effectiveness will mostly depend on the viewer's taste. Still, very well made and not bad.

Zeitgeist [2007]

WARNING: Trailer has scenes that may be disturbing.

         
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A documentary discussing aspects of religion, 9/11, financial institutions and political control. This is not a film I would simply suggest everyone seeing. This is a film that everyone absolutely MUST see! I've always been mistrustful of the system, the government, the media, although it's difficult to pinpoint why in particular. I've just always known something is wrong with it. This movie filled in a lot of those blanks with information - whether you buy it or not - that provides a huge feast for thought. You really must see this.

Zombeavers [2014]


            
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Industrial waste turns beavers into zombie monsters who then proceed to terrorize a lake community. The simple premise of zombie beavers tells you this is intended to be campy, fun, farcical and not to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, unlike good campy features, like Sharknado or Slither, this one fails miserably by delving deeply into sex and toilet humor, sophomoric behavior, and making all it's characters as unlikable as possible. It got better but some good moments in the last 20 min does not a good movie make.

Zeitgeist: Addendum [2008]


         
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Like the first film, everyone should see this. This film focuses on the fact that the world cannot survive on a monetary-based system, that we have the ability to give a high quality of life to everyone on the planet and we really need to consider changing our focus to a resource and technology based system. After all, throughout time, humans have not progressed because of money, politicians, or religion but rather we have progressed through technology and we have the ability to make it available to everyone. So, why don't we?

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward [2011]


         
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Zeitgeist showed us the truth behind the failing system of politics, religion, and money. Addendum gave us a detailed examination of how the monetary system works and why it's no longer viable. This film offers us practical, logical and sustainable solutions to turn the earth into a paradise for every human being. It thoroughly explains why the market-monetary economy is collapsing and, if we don't change to a resource based economy, we're doomed. You owe it to yourself, your family and the future of the earth to watch this series.

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