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  • Rapture Palooza

    Rapture Palooza 2013

    Watched 08 Aug, 2015

    Bearable due to the plethora of LA comedy scene supporting cast talent and Anna Kendrick's always welcome screen presence, but this is slow and lazy to the point it feels made up on the spot. Anything that works is thanks to comic performance and not at all due to writing. Can't really fail at jokes when you don't try.

  • Starsky & Hutch

    Starsky & Hutch 2004

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Aug, 2015

    Has aged well.

  • Unfriended

    Unfriended 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2015

    Watched on a laptop screen in the dark which is probably the best possible way to get drawn into this film, told entirely via a laptop screen itself. This kind of presentation is more effective in the short film NOAH, and was OK in the Joe Swanberg segment of V/H/S, but in this feature length still managed to keep me rapt, since even on a desktop there's a lot to keep your eyes moving all over the place and put…

  • The Death of

    The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? 2015

    ★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2015

    This one is a tough call to rate. On one hand the actual content and look into the failed production of Superman Lives is absolutely worth watching, lots of concept art, photos, details, and the producer is a ridiculous human being.

    The production values however, are piss poor, and the director inserts himself into shot after shot without any right to do so, culminating in a ridiculous extended date with his own water bottle. Did he need us all to…

  • Dope

    Dope 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Jul, 2015

    Fantastic characters, a helluva story and a killer soundtrack. Dope has just about everything.

  • What Women Want

    What Women Want 2000

    ★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2015

    At this point I think I rate Mel Gibson movies by how much I can forget it's Mel Gibson.

  • Creep

    Creep 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2015 3

    The overlap between mumblecore and found footage horror only becomes obvious to me now? Geez. Anyways, this Duplass guy is growing on me finally, tapping into his inherent (deadpan pause) creepiness, playing a dude that comes off like a slightly more psychotic Kenny Hotz.

  • Slow West

    Slow West 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2015

    Admittedly avoided in its first run as the title made me think it might not be the most fun theatrical experience. Oops. This is a brisk western with very little fat on it whatsoever, and one of the years better films. Cheggit.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2015

    The Rogue Cut is no wild change from the previous version, but the added minutes are good enough to merit making this the preferred version to watch.

  • Tig

    Tig 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2015

    On Netflix. If you're a standup fan and/or have had yourself, family or friends hit by cancer, you should make time for this.

  • 7 Days in Hell

    7 Days in Hell 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2015

    Honestly enjoyed this 42 minute sprint more than most theatrical comedies.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    Fun but at all times slapping you in the face with how much more fun it should be.