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  • Heavenly Sword 2014

    Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    Well, that was terrible, even for a video game movie.

  • Don't Blink 2014

    Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    Slow in places, but has some nice tension but absolutely no payoff at all. Makes me suspect the writer/director didn't have any idea what was going on either.

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  • 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 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…