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  • Oculus

    Oculus 2013

    Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    I love horror movies that go for the atmosphere and the mind games rather than the gore and the jump scares, and though this one has a few gory moments, it's definitely more in the former camp. Antique mirrors. Just don't with those things, folks.

  • Forbidden

    Forbidden 1932

    Watched 20 Mar, 2015

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

    Here's the frustrating thing with a lot of Pre-Codes.

    (Uh, spoilers)

    They have these amazing, strong, fierce women who end up trammeled by circumstances and men into giving up their lives, their children, their ambitions, and their everything for NOTHING.

    Lulu Smith (Stanwyck) starts this one off by storming into the small town library where she works and saying "I wish I owned this library. Because I'd take an axe and smash the whole thing up. Then I'd set the…

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  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 2010

    ★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2012 2

    I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.

    The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…

  • The Raid

    The Raid 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2012 1

    For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.