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  • Sweetwater 2013

    ★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2014

    This was a nice little film that never took itself too seriously, yet never ventured into slapstick territory. This would have fit right in sometime in the 90s. If you are looking for a lighthearted action/western that you can turn your mind off for, I would recommend this.

  • Detachment 2011

    ★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    Phenomenal cast, but very weak script. Honestly there was just too much going on in this film and it ended up thinning out what could have been a better film. It was okay for a watch once though.

  • Wrecked 2010

    ★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    This was certainly an interesting premise and Brody pulled it off, but ultimately there was too little payoff in the end. His memories hinted at a more complex character, but they took the easy way out. This was definitely worth a watch, but I don't think I'll ever revisit it.

  • Insidious: Chapter 2 2013

    ★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2014 7

    I have got to stop watching films just because they're available on Netflix Instant.

  • Bloody Birthday 1981

    ★★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    This is pretty much just an hour and a half of kids killing people. It was pretty good for not having much of a plot. Also there was gratuitous nudity as to be expected from an 80s slasher flick.

  • The Dyatlov Pass Incident 2013

    ★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    This was like a cross between an episode of Tales from the Crypt and The Outer Limits. If you enjoy those shows, I would recommend this film. It's a bit out there, but if you get past the hiking part of the movie, it's actually pretty good. I just wish it wasn't a found footage movie. Those always leave me with a bad taste in my mouth.

  • Airborne 2012

    ★½ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    The flight attendant used a Vulcan nerve pinch to subdue a passenger. Sadly that was the highest point of the film. It also set the tone of the film, as nothing else makes much sense either.
    Don't waste your time on this unless you have nothing else better to do.

  • Click 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Apr, 2014 2

    Well based on the premise, I thought this was just going to be another slapstick comedy from Sandler, which I wouldn't have minded, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. This movie was severely depressing at times and the happy ending didn't really feel like it fit in with the rest of the film.
    This isn't the first time Christopher Walken has played a fallen angel which makes me wonder just how many times he's done that. I enjoyed his goofiness here and he even got to dance a little jig. Walken never disappoints and makes any role fascinating.

  • The Last Temptation of Christ 1988

    ★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    Jesus H. Christ

  • We Are What We Are 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    I didn't really know much about this movie going into it other than the fact that Julia Garner was in it. She has such a beautiful and innocent looking face, it's like a porcelain doll. That innocence worked perfectly for her role as it sort of showed the mask her family had and what horrors lied beneath. I also have to say that every movie I have ever seen with people in the mountains leads me to believe I should…

  • Alyce Kills 2011

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014

    This was a lot like May, if May had a higher budget and slightly worse actors. It was a decent watch, even though the protagonist wasn't very sympathetic or relatable. Jade Dornfeld as Alyce works though as she makes you feel for her even when she's acting like a complete psycho. I was expecting a horror/slasher flick when I saw this on Netflix, but I was pleasantly surprised.

  • The Caller 2011

    ★★½ Watched 04 Apr, 2014

    They took an interesting premise and had a mediocre follow through. Nothing was really bad about the movie, it's just nothing really stood out, and honestly it was boring at times. Also it was a complete waste of Luis Guzman. His character could have been played by anyone.
    I guess I'd say it's a good late night movie to watch while your mind is switched off.