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  • The Call

    The Call 2013

    ★★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2015

    This was just your standard thriller that went to all the places you would think it would go, yet it never became boring.

  • Hitman

    Hitman 2007

    ★★★½ Rewatched 18 Mar, 2015

    I watched this when it first came out, but I had never played the games. I have since played them all and just finished the last one so I thought it was time for a revisit to this film. It was definitely better this go around. They were quite faithful to the Hitman story and had callbacks to many missions and characters. The best thing of all is that Timothy Olyphant looks exactly like 47. The plot was so-so, but still an enjoyable watch.
    Olyphant definitely doesn't get a silent assassin achievement in this movie, but it sure was fun watching him kill all those people.

  • Attenberg

    Attenberg 2010

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2015

    Like a French film, but not.

  • A.C.O.D.

    A.C.O.D. 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Feb, 2015

    I have a feeling I might have liked this a little more if it weren't marketed as a comedy. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Richard Jenkins, and Catherine O'Hara were great here, but there was far too little of them and the rest of the film was a let down. Maybe if I had known going into the movie that I wasn't even going to chuckle once, I could have enjoyed it.

  • Orphan

    Orphan 2009

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Feb, 2015

    Pass the fuckin' potatoes!

  • The Killing Game

    The Killing Game 2011

    ★★½ Watched 19 Feb, 2015

    This was an enjoyable watch, but it petered out at the end.

  • Kids for Cash

    Kids for Cash 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Feb, 2015

    It was great to see a documentary that took a side, yet still presented the opposing view with equal effort. It was also one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. To think that people with as much power as a judge could abuse their power this openly and it took so long to correct. Lives were ruined and lost all so a guy making loads of cash could get a little more. I sure hope that big screen TV and the boat, or whatever he bought with that money, was worth destroying children's lives.

  • Open Windows

    Open Windows 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2015

    The computer screen gimmick wasn't nearly as annoying as I thought it would be. The movie turned into a neat game of spy vs spy and Elijah Wood definitely stands out here. Also we finally get to see Sasha Grey topless!
    Overall it's not nearly as good as Vigalondo's Timecrimes, but honestly Open Windows would probably have been quite boring in anyone else's hands. He certainly has a unique vision and I am looking forward to more films from him in the future.

  • In Her Skin

    In Her Skin 2009

    ★★★ Watched 12 Feb, 2015

    This was a pretty good look at a person of mental instability and how her jealousy and envy could drive her to kill. I didn't really care for the disjointed storytelling of each person's viewpoint, but otherwise it was quite an enjoyable film.
    It was definitely sad to see that this is a real story.

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 11 Feb, 2015 2

    The only good bug is a dead bug!

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th 1980

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Feb, 2015

    Classic horror movie.

  • Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy

    Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy 2011

    ★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2015

    This was about what I expected. It's a made for TV movie about an over sensationalized case. It was nice for a mindless late-night watch.
    I admit 100% that Hayden Panettiere is the only reason I watched this. As cute as Amanda Knox is, she's not even in the same ballpark as Panettiere.