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  • Blue Sunshine 1978

    Watched 19 Apr, 2014

    I was hoping for an obscure, pseudo-arthouse gem, but it was just another low grade, low quality bore fest

  • The Ward 2010

    ½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    uninspired, predictable, and weak. The generic nature of this film bears hardly any John Carpenter techniques, style, etc. The whole palette is unbelievably bland. Carpenter did not score this film or write it so it seems he was just a gun for hire.

    Carpenter is one of my absolute favorite filmmakers, and I am steadfast in believing that one day he will return to the medium with a powerful film that will be a bright spot on his historic career. This film, However is not that film. All us JC fans will just have to keep waiting.

  • Fright Night 1985

    ½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    dull night

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Obviously the highlight and main attraction of The Raid 2 are the action scenes, but one of the films biggest strengths is the improved, more complex story. I highly enjoyed the first Raid and it's bare bones plot is part of the charm, but this supersedes it ten fold. This film has subplots, back stories, and more layered characters.The fight scenes are still the centerpiece and they are awesome, gruesome, and expertly done, another step up from the first film. I also enjoyed a slightly more mature technical aesthetic.

    I'm not tearing down the first Raid, but this sequel beats it on every level for me.

  • Knights of Badassdom 2013

    ½ Watched 07 Apr, 2014

    stupid

  • RoboCop 2014

    ½ Watched 03 Apr, 2014

    shit upon shit upon shit upon shit....

  • The LEGO Movie 2014

    ★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2014

    hyper-meta-lego-ness

  • Kill List 2011

    ★★½ Watched 02 Apr, 2014

    I was into it for most of it....then it started going downhill

  • The Trip 2010

    ★★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2014

    i dont work with hollywood directors, i work with auteurs

  • Twixt 2011

    ½ Watched 25 Mar, 2014

    Was this film made for cinemax? I am not a the biggest Coppola fan to begin with, but it is hard to believe this is from the man who did The Conversation and Apocalypse Now!

  • FDR: American Badass! 2012

    ½ Watched 20 Mar, 2014

    i did not realize i'd be watching a film with the caliber of a 93 minute youtube video. trash.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ½ Watched 11 Mar, 2014

    what a joke