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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2016

    Complete and absolute soulless trash. The decent first 15 minutes only set me up to be more disappointed in this. Nothing about the controversies of this film mattered to me, and Netflix often recommends me films with strong female lead, and as a result of the types of films I pick, so I'm all set to enjoy this. I just was not ready for how terrible it would actually be. It really is just a bad film, and not in…

  • Phantasm: Ravager

    Phantasm: Ravager 2016

    ★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2016

    Ravager is like what you expect to get when you change directors. Though I’d argue that this guy has respect for the original films and it’s a decent fan service film, but by far the weakest one. Our regulars do their jobs and are great in their roles; the meat of the story is just not there. Phantasm films can be a little all over the place, but this film is all over the place in a way that doesn’t…

  • Amanda Knox

    Amanda Knox 2016

    ★★★½ Added

    working on a review

  • The Other Side of the Door

    The Other Side of the Door 2016

    ★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So back to the films that feature Walking Dead Alumni, no this isn't a conscience thing I'm doing, its just happening to choose films with Walking Dead stars in them. So basically a woman lost her child in an accident, she's told how she can communicate with he dead child on the others side. The women is given one rule not to break during this communication, of course she.....
    Look if you know I'm depressed, suicidal…

  • Waffle Street

    Waffle Street 2015

    ★★★ Added

    WAFFLE STREET is the true story of Jimmy Adams, a V.P. of a $30 billion hedge fund, who loses his job and winds up working as a waiter at a waffle shop.

    I thought the early direction and pacing of this film was great, then it slows down some and it suffers from the same malady that a lot of true story films suffer from, not enough drama, story or hijinks, still very watchable because of its cast. I didn't…

  • Heavy

    Heavy 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Sep, 2016

    I usually feel quite hyperactive in regards to when I'm watching something, something that is mega slow and contemplative, but I felt very drawn into the main performance in this character study. Main characters who barely speak are fine, as I appreciate films that allow viewers to do some of the thinking... to study. But Victor is on a whole other level. But in a way that just adds to the fleeting scenes at the end. Depressing and inspiring.

  • Jane Got a Gun

    Jane Got a Gun 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2016

    If you understand the western film genre you know environment, costumes etc play a part. This is not the best western out there, but its authentic and enjoyable enough western to quench the thirst. All actors along with Portman are decent. The film very much looks the part, could there have been a little more action. could it have been a little deeper, yeah, but its still very watchable.

  • Furious Love

    Furious Love 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2016

    This review contains a twist at the end. I didn't expect this to be a documentary about demon possession. The interesting thing is the contrast between the western world and what is going on elsewhere. Here everything is dismissed as mental illness, but elsewhere in the world there is an accepted spiritual war going on. The twist is even though the documentary takes us to dark places, its all about the love of God, hence the title and it points a bit of a finger at the church for forgetting Jesus's core message. Which is Love by which all people are transformed.

  • From One Second to the Next

    From One Second to the Next 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2016

    I still know people who think its okay to drink and drive, text and drive and I think that's just insane. Please don't be stupid, everyone thinks it wont be them. This documentary shows people that wish they had an opportunity to go back and change the one text that caused horrific accidents. my 5 stars are for importance

  • Sky

    Sky 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2016

    Average love story lifted by a terrific performance from Diane Kruger, but also decent cinematography and potent direction. The Actress is able to make you feel every emotion the character is feeling and the visuals compliment those emotions. I ended up watching back to back films with Walking Dead alums, Maggie in one and Darryl in this one. Diane's ex boyfriend of 10 years Joshua Jackson makes a small appearance.

  • The Boy

    The Boy 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2016

    So I watched the film The Boy. It has the actress that plays Maggie on The Walking Dead Lauren Cohan, my first disappointment, she isn't speaking in her British voice. No sexy British yumminess, just her doing an American accent. Which she does convincingly unfortunately. So after that we're introduced to a creepy doll name Brahms or whatever. A creepy couple wants Lauren's character to take care of the doll as if it were a real boy, sorta Pinocchio's wish.…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2016

    Second viewing, lost a little once you know everything that's going to happen. I'm not going to revise the rating downward though. I wish that Franco was in here, even in limited capacity. I always like comparing the cinemas 3D set up with my at home Bluray and 3D TV. some films look more impressive at home. I thought this would be one of them, but it wasn't. Koba's turn on the tank gun was more impressive at the cinema. Still enjoyable film.