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  • Vampire's Kiss

    Vampire's Kiss 1988

    ★★★½ Rewatched 05 Jan, 2014

    The first film of The Alamo Drafthouse's CAGED. So hilarious that this Drafthouse even came just days after the episode of Community that warned against marathon viewing Nicolas Cage films. Couldn't think of a better kickoff to the proceedings that Vampire's Kiss; such a weird but endlessly compelling performance piece. Incredible.

  • The Rock

    The Rock 1996

    ★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2014

    Upon repeat viewings, I'm starting to understand that this is my favorite Michael Bay film. Dripping with silly bravado, sure, but objectively better constructed and executed than much of his brain-numbing action fare.

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  • Riddick

    Riddick 2013

    ★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2014

    I really wanted to buy into the "fun" that so many of my colleagues had purported this third Riddick franchise outing contained, but nothing seemed to overcome the creeping, crawling dullness of this half-baked sci-fi mistake.

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers 2012

    ★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2013

    One of the strangest films I think I've ever seen. The implications made by Korine's "Girls Gone Ridiculously Wild" conceit seem very straightforward, but the stylistic choices challenge knee-jerk assessments as to its true intentions. Franco's performance is spell-binding. I'm gonna need a second, if not also third, viewing to really make up my mind.