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  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Terminator Genisys doesn’t quite go in the direction you’d want it to go if it were trying to revive the franchise. That doesn’t mean that it is not still a fun film. That Terminator story from the first films is just so good; it’s hard for me not to enjoy a Terminator movie that recalls that. Machines trying to take over, sending machines back through time to stop the person that will destroy them. I just love the sci fi…

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 1986

    Rewatched 28 Jun, 2015 3

    This use to always be my favorite one. My confession is that I wanted to be Tommy, because I was totally in love with Jennifer Cooke. It didn't even matter if she was being hunted by a hockey masked killer super human thingy. I would have probably transported myself into the film to spend a little time with Jennifer, preferably on that car scene where she tells Tommy to stay down. muahahahahaha

  • Superman

    Superman 1978

    Added

    Hey bro instead of spending all of your time chasing top shelf booty, how about building high-speed rail in America?

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    Bryce Dallas Howard stay winning.
    Good casting
    Doesn't feel original. Basically a remake that mentions the original
    Nice sense of fantasy to feed the imagination
    A lot of dino munching
    Fun if you allow it to be a big noisy summer film with so bad its good moments.

  • Little White Lie

    Little White Lie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A girl is raised by her Jewish family to believe she is fully white and gets her color from a Sicilian grandfather. The truth is her mother had an affair with a black guy. The father that raised her doesn't find this out until she was 16. The girl herself doesn't know for sure until she's 18. This causes a rift in their family.

    This is an interesting look at the things we choose to ignore and believe. The comfort…

  • Return to Oz

    Return to Oz 1985

    ★½ Added

    Extremely joyless, often boring ill conceived sequel. Dorothy is about to get electric shock treatment and runs away. No I'm not joking. I can see why this didn't catch on, who thought that this would be a good idea? I was never all that sold on the munchkins, it was more the other aspects of the first film. Gone is the magic of the first film replaced by something depressing not fit for really young kids to watch, as they'd…

  • Breaking at the Edge

    Breaking at the Edge 2013

    ★★ Added

    Woman has visions, thinks a ghost wants to hurt her unborn child.

    Well its filmed nice enough, but its just the most unoriginal film.

    I mostly watched cause I saw Andie McDowell in the credits.

    I'm the worst liar in the world, except when it comes to killers and crazy people. I'd be Oscar award winning then, But the worst thing ever is when the good girl/guy tells the killer "I know what you did I'm going to the cops"…

  • The Lazarus Effect

    The Lazarus Effect 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2015

    A group of med students learn how to bring dead animals back to life, you know where this is headed and its not going to be good.

    This is the creepiest film I have seen in some time.

    Besides being stunningly gorgeous, Olivia Wilde can act and I really like her mannerisms in this. Mark Duplass(sp) and the rest of the cast do a great job in this good mix of Religion, science and horror. The movie also has some…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Kingsman gets a lot of stuff really right. This reminds me of a few films I've liked, for instance Wanted and Divergent, but manages to be better than those films in several areas. I actually would have tapped these people to do the new Star Wars. They managed to capture adventure and fun and be morbidly dark in hilarious ways. I didn't expect that much violence for this type of film. The humor is sort of like a joke that…

  • Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing 1987

    ★★★★★ Added

    Was just thinking of a few weird aspects of this film sitting here at 12 Am. Its kinda odd that the person scrambling to get money for the abortion is named...Baby. Where's the truth in advertising. And the person named Penny has no money...or maybe penny is the right name for a person with no money, maybe if she saved her pennys she could get some birth control. And speaking of no money, Johnny is pretty broke, okay maybe not…

  • Spring

    Spring 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An American guy goes to Italy to get away from things. Soon he meets a woman who he is drawn to, but she has a dark secret.

    Reminds me of when I saw Before Sunset, except with a darker vibe and a monster thrown in. Such a good job on the dialog. It felt real and I found the humor. I actually cared about the characters. There are a few places that feel a little slow, but they don't detract…

  • Middle of Nowhere

    Middle of Nowhere 2012

    ★★★ Added

    What a strange little film. When a woman's husband goes to jail she has to decide rather to go on with her life or wait for him to get his act together.

    Reminded me of one of my favorite Lenka songs.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_-qbbCsAeM