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  • Shrink

    Shrink 2009

    ★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    I don't know how many movies they can make about how horrible and lonely it is to be rich, but after watching this film I know it's at least one too many.

  • An Innocent Man

    An Innocent Man 1989

    ★★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2015

    The soundtrack was highly dated, but other than that it was a pretty enjoyable film. Tom Selleck leads a movie full of character actors. He has to deal with prison life as well as crooked cops on the outside, and neither are very easy on him. Although he has to make some tough choices throughout the film, not once did he shave his glorious mustache.

  • The Dark Matter of Love

    The Dark Matter of Love 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2015

    This was a fairly in depth look at a family adopting three children from Russia. For a family that only had one teenaged child, I can't for the life of me figure out why they wanted to bring three more children in at one time. I thought it was interesting that the one girl was quiet and reserved while the two brothers were obnoxious little shits. The film did a great job showcasing each and every family member's struggles with…

  • Lola Versus

    Lola Versus 2012

    ★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2015 2

    This was almost like watching an episode of Girls. The main character was sympathetic but at the same time made bad decisions. The ending left a little something to be desired, but overall it was a fine film.

  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Apr, 2015

    Not as great as the original, but still pretty good. Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Jim Carrey were all great additions to the cast. I said in my original review that this film needed more Hit-Girl and I stand by that. I liked that she was out of the game for a while, but she should have come back with a vengeance. During the final epic battle, she only fought two people. They could have at least had her hack…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Apr, 2015

    This movie was a lot of fun. It pales in comparison to the first one though and ultimately it felt like a sort of knock-off version of it. That aside, I enjoyed the new cast members and was pleasantly surprised to see Julia Garner in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's storyline. I was sad that Devon Aoki didn't reprise her role as Deadly Little Miho, but Jamie Chung did just fine. The thing that surprised me the most was Jessica Alba's character. She…

  • Atari: Game Over

    Atari: Game Over 2014

    ★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2015

    I've never played the ET game before, but this was still fairly interesting about the history of Atari and Atari games.

  • Breaking the Girls

    Breaking the Girls 2013

    ★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2015

    This movie had it all: girls kissing girls, girls killing girls, girls kissing more girls, girls killing more girls. What more do you need out of a film? It was like Cruel Intentions but somewhat sexier. It really fell apart at the end and took some soap opera turns, but overall it was quite an enjoyable movie.

  • Elevator

    Elevator 2011

    ★½ Watched 04 Apr, 2015

    What was the point of any of this? I wish they all died, then were brought back to life just so they could die again.

  • Evolution of a Criminal

    Evolution of a Criminal 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2015

    This was a nice little documentary about a guy who robbed a bank at 16 and how he turned his life around. I would liked to have seen a bit more of his post-prison life. I think his idea of apologizing to the people in the bank was a great idea, but just cold knocking on their doors probably wasn't the greatest idea to go about doing so. He is very lucky he didn't become a victim himself.

  • Hunger

    Hunger 2009

    ★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2015

    It was horrifyingly predictable and never really found a point to the story, but it still managed to be watchable. I guess it's good if you've got nothing else better to do and want something on in the background.

  • 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.