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  • Pontypool 2008

    Watched 27 Jul, 2014 1

    I'm not sure if it was intended irony or not, but the fact that the madness spreads through speech fit perfectly because the entire dialogue of this movie was just nonsense thrown together and each actor was reading from a different page of the script.

  • Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    This was an interesting concept to add in 80s pop music as the soundtrack to this film. In some places it really worked well, but in others it fell flat. The synthesizers worked great in places of action, but in the dramatic pieces it seemed out of place and drew me away from the movie. Still it is well worth a watch if you have already seen the film, it definitely gets points for trying something different.

  • Machete Kills 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    This was just as good, if not better than the first Machete movie. It was like a Mexican Austin Powers, making fun of all the James Bond movies. Not one single time did this movie take itself seriously, but it never got old. This had some of the funniest deaths I've seen. I really hope they make another one, I'd love to see Machete in space!

  • Stolen 2012

    ★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014

    Enjoyable enough... I guess.

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974

    ★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2014

    This is a great hostage thriller but the cast really brings out the best in this film. Walter Matthau especially can do no wrong in my eyes.

  • Patrick 2013

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    Never give a comatose patient a handy unless you're willing to go all the way.

  • Box of Moonlight 1996

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    This is basically two hours of John Turturro and Sam Rockwell goofing around. If you like either one of those actors, it's well worth the watch. Although, it did seem unnecessarily long for as little story as there was.

  • Wicked Blood 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    It's like the movie Fresh, but with hillbillies. And not as good.

  • 13 Sins 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    This was like a cross between The Game and Would You Rather. It was enjoyable enough, but there were far too many twists that were very predictable. The story sort of falls apart in the last five minutes or so, but it's a fun ride up to that point. Character actors Pruitt Taylor Vince, Ron Perlman, and Tom Bower were all great as usual.
    I'd recommend this for a mindless thriller on a lazy day.

  • Gotti 1996

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    I bought this movie years ago, but just now got around to watching it. I'm not sure why it took me so long, but it was worth the watch. It doesn't really bring anything new to the table if you already know Gotti's story, and it's pretty common as far as mafia movies go. It doesn't stand out from the pack though and it wasn't quite as enjoyable just knowing that all the crime and murder in the film is all based on reality. The cast was all great though and Armand Assante really is an underused actor.

  • Darkroom 2013

    ★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2014 3

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.