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  • Knights of Badassdom

    Knights of Badassdom 2013

    ★★½ Watched 21 May, 2016

    I watched this film solely for the fact that it had Peter Dinklage and Ryan Kwanten cast together. Seemed like such a great combination. However, neither of the actors really had much to work with here.

    I knew virtually nothing about live-action role playing, but I might know even less after seeing the film. If someone was into larping would they be amused or feel they were being disparaged?

    There was one line in here about a spell giving someone…

  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 08 May, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Witch gets described as a horror film. I just don't buy it. It's a dark, plodding, atmospheric, period piece based on partially historical documents and language. But that's not sexy. It's not easy to pigeonhole, and it wouldn't get anyone's attention.

    Broadly, it's a film about witchcraft as well. Somehow vampires and zombies are sexier than witches. Go figure.

    We are all used to the same old stories when it comes to witches. Either they're comedic, or oriented toward…

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men 2007

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2008

    One of the things that makes Javier Bardem's performance so unnerving is that he is not just a hit man, he's also a serial killer. While this can't possibly be the first time such a character has been portrayed, it sure does feel original in the context of this film.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2014

    I've never enjoyed a superhero movie more than this. While a superhero's abilities often separate him/her from the average person, this film makes the superheroes into a type of everyman. They are more easy to relate to than characters such as Superman or even Captain America. I've never read comic books and have never even heard of these characters, but I'm definitely a fan now. The casting, the special effects, the writing, the tone, everything about this film worked extremely well. I would definitely recommend this to friends--even if they are not into science fiction or superheroes.