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  • Pulse

    Pulse 2001

    ½ Watched 08 Oct, 2014

    I have heard and read so many good things about this movie that it seemed like a sin to have put it off for so long. After seeing it, I have to admit, I just don't get it. Not only is the movie incredibly slow, but it has zero reward for your patience. But the pace is not my biggest problem with the film, it's the impossible to decipher story, and inconceivably boneheaded script. I will admit that there may…

  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    All in all there's not too much wrong with Woman in Black, but it does inevitably fall into to horror tropes that are pretty commonly used. I wish it explored the mythology the film created a little more. I will say that relies a little too much on jump scares early in the film, instead of building the tension with atmosphere, of which this film has tons of. One thing that this film really nails on the head is the atmosphere. The look and the overall feel of the cursed house and nearby town is fantastic.

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    Blade Runner 1982

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Jun, 2012

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