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  • World War Z

    World War Z 2013

    ★★★ Watched 30 Jun, 2013

    WORLD WAR Z isn't so much scary as it is a big, epic-sized action-adventure zombie spectacle with some strikingly good, super-fluid CG compositions. It’s basically a globe-sprawling, much more expensive 28 DAYS LATER with a scruffy, broad-shouldered movie star running around attempting to solve the riddle. The zombies are like termites or locusts, a plague of biblical proportions. Plus I can't help to think that the film would have played better with a R rating. Basically an OK time at the movies.

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Sophia Coppola's THE BLING RING is a lean, unpretentious, well-cut, vapidly glamorous crime flick that is non-judgmental about the criminals who are spiritually poisoned sociopaths who have nothing (and I mean nothing) going on inside of any merit. As a friend said "The smartest movie ever made about some really dumb people." Worth seeing but wouldn't hurt to wait for home video.

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  • Verboten!

    Verboten! 1959

    ★★★ Added

    Dramatically terse and unsubtle, even by writer/director Samuel Fuller's standards, "Verboten!," one of his least-known films, explores the panorama of Germany Year Zero and wields the usual pressurized melodrama with a social and historical conscience-raising purpose that was Fuller's specialty. The film displays his strengths and weaknesses as a director. Made on a low budget, full of odd casting choices, curtailed ideas and fragmented story arcs, it still delivers with a force and clarity of intelligence the desired impact few…

  • The Commitments

    The Commitments 1991

    ★★★★ Rewatched 04 May, 2012

    "You raised their expectations of life, you lifted their horizons!"