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  • Chernobyl Diaries 2012

    ★★½ Added

    Lets see how many Russian cliches can get packed in here:

    Ex Russian military person - check
    No sun, ever - check
    Checkpoints with soldiers - check
    Wild dogs - check
    A BEAR - check

    But still, a decent enough horror movie.

  • Lovely Molly 2012

    ★★★ Added

    I had a hard time deciding between 2.5 or 3 stars for this one. It hovers right there, in between mediocrity and success. I went with the 3 stars because despite where it fails, with pretty much every character portrayal besides the lead, it shines enough in one place: the lead.

    Molly is an interesting and terrifying enough character portrayal that she engaged my interest in a way that was both heartbreaking and fearful. All the other characters feel hollow…

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  • Rush Hour 1998

    ★★★½ Added

    Lee: I like to let people talk who like to talk. It lets me find out how full of shit they are.
    Carter: What the hell did you just say?
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    Carter: This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer.
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    Lee: Why would they not want my help?
    Carter: Because they don't give a damn about you! They don't like…

  • Payback 1999

    ★★★★★ Added

    This rating is for the theatrical release only, I won't bother going into the Director's cut, as I was really disappointed by it. There is no aspect of this movie that doesn't perfectly resonate with me; perfect casting across the board, the plot, the script, the lighting and cinematography, music, wardrobe, sets, hell, even the props, everything. Modern day pulp and Mel Gibson at their best.