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  • Queen of Carthage

    Queen of Carthage 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2015

    This was not exactly what I expected. However, I guess, it was a pleasant surprise?

    The movie wasn't terrible, just not what I was expecting. It was quite good actually, especially in regards to the luminous Amanda Tito, in her first film role, as Phoenix. She's amazing, a revelation.

    Watch this movie for her. She's quite fantastic.

    The rest of the movie is pretty good. It's just not exactly what I was expecting lol.

  • Pod

    Pod 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Sep, 2015

    Though the movie is, at times, kinda ridiculous, this sci-fi/horror take on William Friedkin's classic paranoid thriller "Bug" features fantastic acting all around... and that saves this movie from mediocrity.

    The acting from all three siblings is sensational as is genre icon Larry Fessenden in his small role.

    Yes, the movie takes forever to get to where it's going but I loved this as an acting excercise.

    Don't understand why Bryan Salsbury hated the movie.

  • Boulevard

    Boulevard 2015

    ★★½ Watched 02 Sep, 2015

    As an actor, the late Robin Williams was able to convey a sense of loneliness and depression so well, even in his comedies and he does so one last time in this drama from acclaimed director Dito Montiel, Williams' final on-screen film role.

    Williams is great here but the movie is typical, boring and languid.

    It's also very low-key for a Dito Montiel film. His movies usually seem more alive and flamboyant.

    This is not. It's dull as dirt.

    Williams was good though.

  • Two Step

    Two Step 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    A crackalacking Texas swindle full of pork rib-style dialogue covered in sweet and spicy Habanero-pineapple barbecue SOUCE performances!

    What starts as an intergenerational friendship story soon becomes a tense-as-duck neo-noir with bodies piling up and oozing coolacity.

    Like, this movie is cool man. It's ice cold.

    Seriously though, it oozes cool.

  • 7 Chinese Brothers

    7 Chinese Brothers 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    Another wholly charming comedy from the legendarily iconic comedy director Bob Byington and featuring a host of familiar names and faces in small roles and cameos (Alex Karpovsky, Alex Ross Perry, Stephen Root, etc.) But the stars here are Jason Schwartzman as Larry and his real life dog Arrow.

    Larry is a sad sack who gets fired from Buca de Beppo and ends up working at the local quick lube where he falls for his boss but his only friend,…

  • White Settlers

    White Settlers 2014

    Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    Aka. "The Blood Lands", this is a totally by the numbers, milquetoast survival/home invasion thriller complete with pig masks and bear traps about a married couple who move into a Scottish farmhouse but the town doesn't want them there because they aren't Scottish..... yada, yada, yada.

    Yawn.

  • She’s Funny That Way

    She’s Funny That Way 2014

    ★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    A weird homage to Woody Allen-style screwball romantic comedies by noted iconic director Peter Bogdanovich finds Imogen Poots sporting an accent that sounds like a cross between Penny Marshall, Scarlett Johansson and Woody Allen as a brooklyn prostitute "saved" by theater director Owen Wilson who likes to tell prostitutes about feeding squirrels to the nuts, a joke (and the film's original title) that gets very tired as the film moves on.

    I enjoyed it a bit but it's kinda tired, not gonna lie.

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    "That's my gnome stick!"
    - Apple

    The best movie of its kind since "Bellflower", "Turbo Kid" is a whacked-out and gory fun time that references everything from "Mad Max" to "Star Wars" and "Soylent Green" to "Tomorrowland" too (though this movie TECHNICALLY predates "Tomorrowland") as well as all the obscure 1980s exploitation films you probably can't name by name.

    "Durham County" tv star Laurence LeBeouf plays the ultimate post-apocalyptic manic pixie dream girl named Apple and she's absolutely awesome in…

  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    I started watching this movie three days ago, got about 40 minutes into it and started feeling sick. Turns out I had the worst stomach virus and fever I'd ever had in my life. Well, I got back to the movie today, still kinda sick, and I found this movie amazing.

    Moss is so so great and the movie is a psychotic mindfuck of epic proportions, the illegitimate love child of "Repulsion" and "Silent House" with a little bit of…

  • Lila & Eve

    Lila & Eve 2015

    ½ Watched 28 Aug, 2015

    A bland, ridiculous melodrama that wants to be taken seriously as a drama or even a thriller and then ends up delivering a truly ridiculous twist that we've all seen Before and that makes no sense in the context of the movie.

    This is a movie about 2 women who become friends after meeting in a support group for moms of murdered children.

    The twist so wants to be creepy but it's just so awful and ridiculous.

    Manipulative and a pile of crap. This was bad.

  • Sequoia

    Sequoia 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2015

    You can call it "Smoke Break at Hanging Rock".

    Not to be confused with the celebrated actress Johnny Sequoyah, who obviously spells her name differently.

    An interesting take on the road trip romantic dramedy finds Aly Michalka playing a sarcastic cancer patient who plans to kill herself but romance with "90210" star Dustin Milligan as a guy named Ogden, and her overbearing family (mom Joey Lauren Adams, sister Sophi Bairley) get in the way.

    Surprisingly not very heavy handed for the subject matter. This was great.

  • A Wolf at the Door

    A Wolf at the Door 2013

    Watched 25 Aug, 2015

    I had heard good things about this film from Brazil. Don't believe the hype, this is a boring, tedious melodrama and not the tense psychological thriller I was promised.

    Also, I normally don't mind sex scenes in movies, especially in foreign films, however this movie had way too many sex scenes, most of which seemed to serve little to no point and only one contained actual nudity even though the woman, who looked like a Brazillian Carey Milligan, was cute.

    Skip this bore. Watch something better instead.