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  • Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Sep, 2014 2

    I hadn't seen this in a few years so I thought it was due for a rewatch. I've been watching That 70s Show on Netflix and it just wasn't enough to sate my need for more Mila Kunis. This was just as amazing as the first time I saw it. Arnofsky's style helped to blur the lines between reality and insanity. This is the only film of his that I actually enjoyed, but his ambiguous storytelling really works with this story. Natalie Portman gave her all in her role and it shows.

  • Suspect Zero 2004

    ★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    This felt an awful lot like I was watching a really long episode of The X-Files. And for being a 2004 movie, it looked like it was from the early 90s. It wasn't anything great, but worth a watch, even though the actors aren't given much to go on.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2014

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

  • Age of Tomorrow 2014

    ★½ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    This is honestly one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Luckily it has that "so bad it's good" charm and is quite amusing to watch. It's sort of a mash up between Mars Attacks, Armageddon, and The Room. The CGI was something out of an early 90s Sci-Fi made for TV movie. The actors seem like they are reading the script right off the page and it's their first time ever seeing it.
    I really only watched this because…

  • Odd Thomas 2013

    ★★½ Watched 16 Sep, 2014

    Why was his face yellow the entire movie? It looked like someone took a magnet to my screen. It was really quite distracting.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 13 Sep, 2014

    You see Zack Snyder? You can put a giant alien squid in your movie and people will still see it.

  • The Traveler 2010

    ★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2014 2

    This was sort of like a really evil revenge version of Rumpelstiltskin. It was enjoyable enough even if Val Kilmer doesn't really give a shit about his acting anymore. The film seemed to fall apart in the last few minutes though.

  • The Final 2010

    ★★★ Watched 11 Sep, 2014

    They did a good job of showing that neither side was righteous in their actions, but ultimately it just seemed like they all got out too easy. No one really learned anything here with the exception of the bookended girl. It was an enjoyable enough film though, but I really wished they all would have been tortured, not just a select few.

  • The Seasoning House 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Sep, 2014

    This was a pleasant surprise from a blind watch on Netflix. It definitely reminded me of Lilja 4-Ever but with a tiny bit more hope. Having said that, the entire movie is full of despair, with everyone getting a horrible ending, whether they deserve it or not. This is certainly one of those films that makes me want to never leave America.

  • All Cheerleaders Die 2013

    ★★ Watched 07 Sep, 2014 2

    It's like The Craft with zompires. And surprisingly that isn't a good thing here. If they made even one of these characters sympathetic I might have cared, but really they all deserved to die.

  • The Lifeguard 2013

    ★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2014

    I'm sick of movies of attractive 30 year old women with ennui. There have only been a few, but that's more than enough. At least I got to see Kristen Bell's ass a couple times.

  • I Know That Voice 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2014

    This was a pretty fun watch. It has many famous voice actors and it shows them performing their beloved characters as well as their story behind the voice. This was a great watch for all ages.