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  • Hush

    Hush 2016

    ★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2016 2

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fun. Almost like a modern twist on Wait Until Dark mixed with a bit of The Strangers.

    But it's far from perfect.

    Unlike Wait Until Dark, where the heroine's disability is actually used against her, Hush fails to present the protagonist's deafness as a detriment. At what point was her inability to hear used against her? Perhaps to kick-start the story, but never afterward, and this irked me.

    There are plenty of opportunities to play this out, but none are…

  • Kiss of the Damned

    Kiss of the Damned 2012

    ★★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2016

    I dig the cinematography and the tone, and the use of music is exceptional. But there just isn't enough interesting stuff going on to carry my attention past the midpoint. The whole second half is junk.


    Beer: Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey - 4/5 (did I log this one yet?)

  • Time Lapse

    Time Lapse 2014

    ★★½ Watched 31 Mar, 2016

    Fascinating premise negated by amateurish screenwriting featuring bland characters speaking poor dialogue and doing dumb things. I'm glad I stopped caring long before the ending, which happened to be one of the dumbest I've seen in a long time.


    Beer: Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - 3.5/5 (more stout than blueberry, less sweet than fruit witbiers which I appreciated)

  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison 1957

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2016

    More epic than I expected. It still works today, but not quite as well as other films from that era.


    Beer: Yards Brawler - 4.5/5 (just a damn good ale)

  • Kingpin

    Kingpin 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2016

    That harmonica solo, though...

  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre 2011

    ★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2016

    This adaptation really exemplifies the wish-fulfillment nature of the source material. Not sure that's a good thing, however, because I found the film to be mediocre.


    Beer: Saranac S'more Porter - 4.5/5 (greatest smelling beer ever. I almost didn't want to drink it.)

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Mar, 2016 1

    It hasn't aged very well - which is a good thing. Not for the movie, but for humanity, as many people have grown more accepting of others in a multitude of ways. The premise is growing more and more ridiculous by the day, which I think might actually add to some of the comedic elements. Although, the "Coalition for Moral Order" makes me want to projectile vomit in my mouth a lot.

    Also, Chivo was the DP on this. Not…

  • Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Mar, 2016 8

    Perhaps Pixar's most underrated film. This is top-tier material through and through.

  • Zombieland

    Zombieland 2009

    ★★★½ Rewatched 13 Mar, 2016 3

    This came out seven years ago?!?

    It's still highly enjoyable, but a lot of obviously-written moments are really showing. The whole third act needs work, and so do the women. They don't have as much character as the men, and their damsel role in the climax is antiquated and disappointing. But there's still a lot to admire about the film, particularly regarding the attention to detail and the smaller moments that make it so endearing.

    Make this a TV show already.

  • The '85 Bears

    The '85 Bears 2016

    Watched 01 Mar, 2016

    Fairly well put together, but didn't touch at all on what made the Bears defense in that year so special at the time.

    I say 'at the time' because it's not special in today's game. It was a really good thing during that game, but the evolution of the sport has rendered their legacy somewhat of a tainted one when phrases like 'best team of all time' are bandied about. All time takes into consideration ALL TIME, including present. In that context, they are not the greatest team. Most dominant in their own era, yes. Let's start saying that instead and leave the hyperbole at home.

  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Feb, 2016 2

    It's always nice to see a pretty good movie about witches to break the usual stream of utter garbage that has been witch films for the past...I don't know? Decade or two. Three, possibly.

  • 99 Homes

    99 Homes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2016 5

    Kill bankers.


    Beer: 2014 reserve Hardywood Gingerbread Stout aged in bourbon whiskey barrels - 5/5 (ridiculously incredible, as if the regular GBS wasn't good enough; find this)