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  • Lady Death

    Lady Death 2004

    Watched 16 Mar, 2015

    Lady Cliche and 12 frames per second.

    In my defense I didn't pick this movie to watch. However, nothing was preventing me from leaving...or gouging my eyes out, yet I didn't.

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★½ Watched 06 Mar, 2015

    Not sure why this movie gets the raves it does. It's just pointless violence on top of pointless violence. The bad guys are about as dumb (and interesting) as bricks, and Keanu Reeves just grunts his way through his scenes, but in his defense there's not enough depth in this screenplay to drown a gnat.

    It's just one long predictable video game: shallow catalyst, then kill 10 minions, boss fight, and repeat ad nauseum.

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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…