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  • Kajaki

    Kajaki 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Nov, 2015

    "Kilo Two Bravo" is a based on a true story war film that is actually, surprisingly, quite intense.

    It's far better than another movie about landmines I've seen recently lol.

  • Ricki and the Flash

    Ricki and the Flash 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Nov, 2015

    Streep does a good job as an aging, struggling rock singer who plays in a cover band and is estranged from her family but, while Diablo Cody has toned down her Codyisms, the film is still lacking some serious substance and comes off as just a fun, entertaining lark that could have been so much more.

    I liked it, my mom REALLY liked it, I just didn't love it.

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★★½ Watched 26 Nov, 2015

    This wasn't terrible.... until about the halfway mark where it became incredibly obvious Trank was being overpowered by the studio and the movie just became a generic superhero movie bore.

    First half was pretty solid though.

  • Z for Zachariah

    Z for Zachariah 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    "This is so unrealistic. Everyone knows you can't get drunk off Pabst Blue Ribbon"
    - My Uncle John

    Pretty enjoyable post-apocalyptic love triangle romantic drama, my family's pre-Thanksgiving movie screening at home.

    I'd been anticipating this for a while. It was good.

  • No Escape

    No Escape 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    [ˌzenəˈfōbēə, ˌzēnəˈfōbēə]
    intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

    That's pretty much what you get from the latest Dowdle Brothers joint. The Movie pretty much gets into the action right away and never stops and is a pulpy homage to 80s films like the films of John Carpenter (it also reminded me a little bit of "Cape Fear"). The opening is fantastic, the main title logo is great too.

    By the end of the…

  • Landmine Goes Click

    Landmine Goes Click 2015

    Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    This could have been so great, the premise had so much potential for a one location survival horror movie in the vein of "Buried" or "Frozen" (the Adam Green one, not the one with Elsa and the gay Snowman) but instead, this is a lame movie with mostly bad acting (the guy who steps on the landmine is ok) and some INSULTING, horrendous and ludicrous plot twists.

    At the end of the day, don't go to the country of Georgia (which usually looks pretty but in this looks bland) and don't watch this turd either.

  • Verity's Summer

    Verity's Summer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Nov, 2015

    Not a whole lot happens in Ben Crowe's enigmatic coming-of-age drama about 16-year old Verity (lovely newcomer Indea Barbe Willson, in her award winning debut performance) and her final summer of innocence.

    With Malickian-style wheat shots and gorgeous cinematography, "Verity's Summer" is a gorgeous movie that is entirely compelling mostly thanks to the adorable Indea who plays Verity. There's a reason she has won awards for this performance.

    So, not much happens. So what? It's compelling.

  • Mistress America

    Mistress America 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Nov, 2015

    "The closest thing to a John Hughes movie not directed by John Hughes"
    - Marina Antunes

    Marina is right. This movie is fabulous, clearly the better of the 2 Noah Baumbach movies to come out in 2015 and they were both great movies.

    The dialogue is snappy and quippy and some people might not like that (Andrew James is clearly not a fan of this film) but I ate it up.

    I sincerely enjoyed this movie. Kirke and Gerwig are great.

  • Jimmy's Hall

    Jimmy's Hall 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Nov, 2015

    I enjoyed this. It's typical Ken Loach in political mode and not much really happens but I quite enjoyed it.

    It's about a guy in Ireland who builds a dance hall and is soon persecuted by the Catholic church for being a communist.

    It's not a PERFECT movie and it's very old fashioned but it's good.

  • I nostri ragazzi

    I nostri ragazzi 2014

    ★★ Watched 20 Nov, 2015

    Not sure what to make of "The Dinner" starring "Game of Thrones" breakout star Rosabell Laurenti Sellers.

    Rosabell, reminding me a lot of Princess Eleonore from "The Royals" in this and some dude play 2 teenagers who take their obsession with "Jackass" and "Bum Fights" a little too far when they beat up a woman one night.

    Also, lots of eating dinner.

    It is called "The Dinner" after all.

    Rosabell = awesome
    The Movie = not so much

  • #Horror

    #Horror 2015

    ★½ Watched 20 Nov, 2015

    I wanted to like this movie and in the beginning I kinda did with Timothy Hutton chewing the scenery and good performances from the mostly unknown 12-year old girls at the center of the movie but, in the end, it's a shallow, jumbled mess that is trying to be a horror version of something like "The Bling Ring" or "Spring Breakers" or "Affluenza" (all better movies by better directors than veteran actress-turned-director Tara Subkoff) and Subkoff's constant plastering of the…

  • Wrecker

    Wrecker 2015

    ½ Watched 19 Nov, 2015

    One of the worst, most pointless movies I've seen in a long time, "Wrecker" is a derivative ("Duel", "Joy Ride", "Hush"), boring and ultimately an incredibly pointless and badly made film starring the blonde chick from "Cabin in the Woods".

    This movie was terrible. Avoid it like the plague.