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  • Frankenstein vs. The Mummy

    Frankenstein vs. The Mummy 2015

    ★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2015 1

    A throw back to the 90s/early 00s era of direct to video horror, this film is shocking solid. Sure the dialogue needs a little work and the plot takes quite a bit of time to start going (this almost feels like 2 movies mashed together) but the practical effects are a blast and for its budget it does a lot of impressive things. Mostly for horror fans with a nostalgia for that era, but I had a lot of fun with this film.

  • Digging Up the Marrow

    Digging Up the Marrow 2014

    ★★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2015 2

    I wanted to enjoy this film more than I did and, in a way, it's almost mocking like humor of 'found footage horror' and documentaries certainly brings a smile to my face. However, the actual film itself is rarely scary and the lack of urgency in the third act hinders a lot of the great vague things that Green and company do with its narrative.

    Fun, but not nearly as fun as most of Green's other films. Although the random hilarity of having Mick Garris call you stupid had me in tears.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    If you thought The Avengers had great banter and chemistry, then Guardians of the Galaxy will make you pee yourself a little. James Gunn goes epic with his space opera in the film, but his roots in genre filmmaking (horror, dark comedy) still freely float through the film. Truthfully, the only thing that was weak was the villain (again). Marvel needs to move away from stoic villains. Otherwise, this film was impressively executed.

    I also think that James Gunn should remake The Ice Pirates. That's my big take away from this film.