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  • Raze 2013

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    Not as mean-spirited as its concept suggests, Raze is by no means a great movie but gets by on its exploitation roots and some very solid acting considering the genre. Co-writer/director Josh C. Waller did the film a favor by treating the film as seriously as it would be if it was about men in the same situation. The film is an exploitation film but it isn't exactly exploitative in the sense that a similar film would be. The movie…

  • Muppets Most Wanted 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    The 2011 Muppet movie reinvigorated a long-dormant franchise and invested it with all the charm and heart that we remembered from the brand's glory days. It was a wonderful underdog story with a simple but enjoyable plot, fun cameos and more. The inevitable sequel, Muppets Most Wanted, tries very hard but just doesn't have the same magic. All the elements are there--the talent, the songs and even the humor--but it doesn't all coalesce in the same way.

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  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Unconventional, disturbing and thought-provoking, Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin is not a film that will just be quickly banished from your mind whether you like it or hate it. Glazer has been working on adapting Michel Faber's alien psychosexual novel for some time, with a long time reportedly spent in the editing room to get it right. It is no insult to say that he doesn't quite succeed because he still manages to hit many of the right notes with…

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2012 1

    Being that I am an entertainment reporter, it is very rare that I can go into a film knowing almost nothing about it. Before 2012, the last time I was able to do so was Cloverfield; with Cabin in the Woods however I was determined to do so. I had heard much about the struggle to get the film released, of course--filmed by Drew Goddard based on a script by Joss Whedon and himself, delayed to do 3D post-conversion and…