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  • Chiller 1985

    ★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    WES CRAVEN'S CHILLER more like WES CRAVEN'S SNOOZER

    For real, though, this is a fairly bland TV movie that can't transcend its own cheapness. There are some neat ideas and solid acting. Beatrice Straight is a champ, and the always-professional Paul Sorvino is impressive as a man of god forced to confront the possibility that his beliefs are meaningless. Some brief, cool FX and a legitimate jolt here and there make it worthy of a rent for Craven die-hards.

  • The Three Musketeers 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    Kinda shocked to discover that this is one of Paul W.S. Anderson's most purely enjoyable films. His preposterousness and extravagant style of destruction blends really well with swashbuckling adventure and period intrigue. And the line-up of villains he's assembled is terrific. Christoph Waltz, Mads Mikkelson, and even Orlando Bloom (as a sneering, fashion-conscious noble) are a fun group of foils, and Milla Jovovich is great as a 17th century femme fatale showing off some mad swordplay.

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  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2012

    This is becoming quite the year for genre films. I knew very little about the film going in (cabin, woods, etc.) and was constantly surprised and astounded by the developments and utter chaos of this film. It's a fucking blast.

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014 1

    Allow me to begin this review of Lucy by expressing my love for The Fifth Element. It is silly, juvenile, and one of my favorite science fiction movies. Period. Rumor has it that writer/director Luc Besson came up with most of his ideas for The Fifth Element when he was 15, and that makes sense, because the enthusiastic nonsense on the screen could only spring forth from the overactive imagination of an admirably geeky, goofy kid, and I mean that…