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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    Watched 22 Mar, 2016 1

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

    It's been almost a week since I've seen it, and I'm still kind of mad about it. My enjoyment of comic book films is often a realization of my comic book fandom, separate from my film fandom, though there are some of these movies that are just good movies and not strictly good comic book movies. Part of the reason I've reacted so strongly to BVS is that it's not just a bad comic book movie but a bad movie,…

  • Super Duper Alice Cooper

    Super Duper Alice Cooper 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2016

    Audio interviews set to photographs and remarkable archival footage offers Alice Cooper fans a definitive documentary on the band, from inception and fame to sobriety and their late-80's heavy metal revival. Not a spectacular documentary, and I'm not sure what people who don't care a whit about Alice would think of it (educational, at best?), but for this fan, it was thorough and interesting and provided first-hand insights that even Alice Cooper's own autobiography didn't reveal.

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  • Wrath of the Titans

    Wrath of the Titans 2012

    ★★ Watched 27 Mar, 2012

    Exploding Dirt: The Motion Picture.

  • Pixels

    Pixels 2015

    Watched 21 Jul, 2015 3

    Here's a movie whose whole selling point is big FX comedy set against a sci-fi backdrop of beloved classic video games brought to life, that still somehow assumes no one watching the film knows the games that it's referencing. No one in the film does either, as Sandler and company explain Pac-Man, Galaga, and Donkey Kong to each other as if these ancient relics have moved so far out of the public eye no one could possibly remember them.