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  • Oculus 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014 1

    This is a really good horror movie. Mostly atmospheric with few jump scares. The music is great.

    I love the way the movie flows between past and present, showing the characters' confusion as they get lost in their childhood selves. The psychological aspect makes this much more interesting than the average horror flick. The characters and the audience are constantly guessing at what's real and what's not. There are some things that could have been done better; a few tweaks…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    Awesome. This is a pretty big movie in its own right and doesn't feel like filler between Avengers flicks.

    I love the Winter Soldier's theme music. So cool.

    The threat here is more interesting and gets more screen time than the threat in, for instance, Thor: The Dark World. Thank god. It's annoying when the villain is nothing more than a prop for the hero to defeat.

    It's not perfect; some of the humor falls flat. But it's got amazing action and a great story. It really feels like Marvel's stepping up their game with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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  • The Thing 1982

    ★★★★★ Added

    This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.

    The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.

    I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.

  • Army of Darkness 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2013 4

    Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.

    The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."

    Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.