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  • Jay-Z: Made in America 2013

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Although the idea of Ron Howard directing a documentary revolving around Jay-Z’s Made in America festival in Philadelphia may sound like an interesting team-up, the result is a fairly by-the-numbers concert movie that tries a bit too hard explaining the American dream through the backstories of some of the most popular working musicians today.

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  • Teenage 2013

    ★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    The subject matter is very interesting, especially considering there was a lot of information contained in this documentary that I wasn't aware of, however the method in which it delivers the information is a bit of a mixed bag.

    On one hand, the Ken Burns style of narration is mostly effective, but the re-creations of the old footage didn't always work. I found it mostly seamless, but anytime I recognized one of the actors the film suddenly felt unauthentic.

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  • Contracted 2013

    Watched 02 Dec, 2013

    One of the most infuriatingly frustrating films I've seen this year. The premise is genuinely creepy (and gross) but the actions of the entire cast are completely illogical and ridiculous.

    If your vagina is gushing blood and maggots, your eyes are bleeding, your fingernails are falling off, and your hair is coming out in clumps you'd probably go to the hospital right? Apparently not if you're a self-centered twenty-something. In that case, you go to work, then try to win…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2014

    When Gareth Evans’ The Raid was first unleashed into the world in 2011, I stated that it was the best action film to be released in decades and one of the best ever made. Now, just two years later we have The Raid 2, a movie that had some seemingly insurmountable shoes to fill. Evans apparently knew he had to up the ante, because everything in this sequel is bigger and better. While the first entry was isolated and pure…