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  • What Now

    What Now 2015

    Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Poorly written, amateurishly acted and simply not funny, What Now is a chore of a comedy to get through. Ash Avildsen's script falls flat with every lame joke and manages to be sanctimonious and preachy as well. Joseph Cassiere is funny in his hard-luck romantic loser role but everyone else comes off as either overacting or underacting. But it's the script and Avildsen's direction that fail and not even some great cameos can save it. Just an all-around disaster.

  • Kung Fu Jungle

    Kung Fu Jungle 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2015

    While Kung Fu Killer doesn't reinvent the wheel or promise a new golden age of Hong Kong martial arts films, it delivers an effective and exciting action film for those seeking something different from the superheroes and fast cars of North American action cinema. Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Yeung and Michelle Bai are on their game in the lead roles while director Teddy Chen purposely wears his influences on his sleeve to positive effect. The action sequences are the highlights and kick ass without exception, giving us one of Yen's best films since Ip Man.

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    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…

  • Under the Skin

    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…