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  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977

    ★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2015

    The only remarkable thing about this movie is the live action animal scenes, which seem out of control and wreckless.

  • Divergent

    Divergent 2014

    ★★½ Watched 29 Apr, 2015

    Of the YA book-based series I've seen, this is the best one. Still, it's overlong and doesn't really start to tell a story until the second half.

    The best thing about the movie is the handling of the character of Triss, who never gets 'damseled' and develops into a resourceful, self-assured character at the end. A nice change from an industry that tends to treat its heroines as second-class citizens even in their own films.

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  • Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty 2012

    ★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2014

    Overlong, dry and just kinda boring, especially for movie depicting recent history. The acting is decent though I don't care a bit about anyone on screen. I mean I already know how it turns out. It's not even an interesting documentary.

    The climactic assault is often just a dark screen with vague hints of motion to be anything but frustrating - realistic lighting, maybe; bad storytelling, definitely.

    The best thing about the movie is the somber soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop 2014

    ★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    First off, I'm one of those rare people who didn't like the original RoboCop. Too heavy handed, and Paul Verhooven is just too much in love with gratuitous...well everything. Peter Weller is that movie's only saving grace.

    The remake is more serious than the original, trying for a more intelligent look at what it would be to become a cyborg, while still having the over-the-top political satire in the form of the Samuel L. Jackson segments (playing a jingoistic journalist…