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  • The Machine 2013

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    Caradog W. James' "The Machine" is like a cross between "The Terminator" and "Her" with a healthy dose of "Splice", a smidge of "Errors of the Human Body" and just a tad (like Corey Atad!) of "Under the Skin" (or possibly just "The Terminator" if Joe Morton were the protagonist of those films).

    If that sounds like a hodgepodge of incoherence, then you are pretty much right.

    Toby Stephens (a tv veteran best known for "Black Sails" and the cop…

  • Hateship Loveship 2013

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Liza Johnson's "Hateship Loveship", which is based on a short story by acclaimed writer Alice Munro, is an "odd" movie. I don't mean odd as in weird like "Enemy" or "Under the Skin". I just mean odd as in it just kinda "exists", you know? It lays there, not doing much of anything, which is perfectly fine in this case since I'm not sure what Johnson's aspirations for this movie are.

    Johnson previously directed "Return", another low-key drama with a…

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  • Somewhere 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2012

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2012 1

    I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…