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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    I am a little tired of treating Blockbuster/summer movies in their own department and so for once, and this is to Dawn's credit, it can be treated with the respect of any other movie. So that granted..how does it stand up? Pretty well actually, almost as triumphant as Caesar beating his chest. There are some reservations but on the whole it is a very good film that not only follows quite clever patterns from the older movies but improves on…

  • The Borderlands 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2014

    The premise has been blanketed endless times in films such as Red Lights, Paranormal Activity and The Awakening, however here the found footage component adds an interesting spin. In this case, they’re using cameras to document every aspect of their findings. Those of you who can’t stand the erratic camera work that so often features in this genre can rest easy; most of the camera work is either dormant shots through security cameras, or mounted to the teams head aka…

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  • Kick-Ass 2 2013

    ★★½ Added

    Jeff Wadlow needs his behind kicked thats for sure as his take on a subversive satirical superhero movie is disappointingly weak. Violence without moral consequence and despite some neat set pieces there was too much high school mucking about and not enough Jim Carrey. And not really enough of kick-ass or Hit-girl in action either. tacked on predictable ethics education at the end too.
    The door is left open for a sequel, but a fresh approach is required if Kick-Ass does not want to become what it originally intended to satire and homage.

  • Stoker 2013

    ★★ Added

    Much of Stoker garners a supernatural tone, even dare i say it, a Lynchian feel at times. It is said to have subtexts surrounding adolescence and sexual awakening and although beautifully shot I really didn't 'get it'. It turns into some hokey, misguided homage to film noir type films and murder mysteries with De Palma-esque edges that frankly makes the film a bit of a boring mess come the final narrative twist.
    Despite some interesting symbolism and ideas about how…