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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2016

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

    Beauty is in the eye is in the stomach of the beholder.

  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2016 1

    Thanks to a script co-written by Nic Pizzolatto which reinterprets the original material as dime novel pulp (including amazing new character names like Goodnight Robicheaux and Bartholomew Bogue) and solid unfussy direction from Antoine Fuqua, The Magnificent Seven is old fashioned in all the right ways when compared to its modern popcorn entertainment counterparts. It has no desire to set up a franchise, respects its characters enough to put them in genuine life-threatening danger and delivers a ton of memorable…

  • Blair Witch

    Blair Witch 2016

    Watched 17 Sep, 2016

    It's too bad that the found footage Wingard and Barrett were handed to edit into a movie was so garish and uninspired when compared to the classic original but obviously they had no control over what these dumb kids were recording. They didn't bring anything new to the table with their final minutes. One can only hope that the recordings of some more creatively ambitious dead people are unearthed next time.

  • Bowfinger

    Bowfinger 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2016

    Chubby Rain looks better than some of the actual movies which got released this summer.

  • The Cat in the Hat

    The Cat in the Hat 2003

    Watched 04 Sep, 2016

    This movie is 70 minutes without end credits and it's still far too long.

  • Blood Father

    Blood Father 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2016

    37 years after the first Mad Max, Mel Gibson once again gets to frighten a guy riding a motorcycle so much that he drives headfirst into a semi-truck.

    Please let this be the stepping stone which eventually leads to Shane Black getting to film his take for Lethal Weapon 5.

  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2016

    "Great acting but I'll tell you what's even better, and a lot of people are shocked when I say this: the camera angles."

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad 2016

    Watched 15 Aug, 2016

    The David Ayer who made End of Watch would beat up the David Ayer who made Suicide Squad.

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2016

    "Dewey died three minutes after this performance."

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2016

    This movie deserves reevaluation.

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2016

    The world waited too long for a DeBarge joke in a Ghostbusters movie.

  • Club Dread

    Club Dread 2004

    ★★★½ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2016

    "From that point on Phil Coletti was forever known as Machete...Phil."