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  • Project Almanac

    Project Almanac 2015

    ★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2016

    I'd actually forgotten this was an MTV production until about the halfway point when the characters decide to use their amazing time travel device to, of all things, attend Lollapalooza at which point the film becomes a momentum killing, 10-minute long music video with tits and ass and Imagine Dragons. I’d like to think there’s winking awareness in having to resort to using a time machine to get MTV to care about music again but that’s giving the film way too much credit.

    Also having the distant past--which the character needs to return to right past wrongs--end up being 2004 is just cruel.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe 2016

    ★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2016

    Why is it we’re almost 15 years removed from PANIC ROOM and yet the official uniform for douchebag, petty criminal is still “Kevin Federline?"

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014 17

    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014 2

    Oh good: I was worried this wouldn't have a scene where a large air ship crashes into a major, metropolitan city.