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  • Carrie 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Having not seen De Palma's original take or having read the novel in quite some time, this really surprised me with how strong it was.

  • The Purge 2013

    ★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Never really lives up to the concept. That's why God invented sequels, though!

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  • Snow White and the Huntsman 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jun, 2012 3

    As stunning-but-lifeless as the corpse of a pageant queen, SW&TH attempts to add some edge to a classic fairy tale. Unfortunately, everyone involved in the creation of the film seemed to mistake sex and violence for maturity, and even in doing so wholeheartedly failed at one half of that equation, creating a relatively sexless (but fun) fantasy romp.

    The idea of turning Snow White into a low fantasy seems to make sense, what with the world currently in the thrall…

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 5

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well, that was disappointing.

    For six long years I'd been eating up Nolan's Batman films. It's not my *favorite* take on Batman, but it has been an enjoyable ride.

    Up till now.

    Don't get me wrong, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a fun movie at times. If you can ignore some of the more egregious plotholes it works, but Nolan breaks his back trying to tie all three movies together, and it proves to be TDKR's downfall.

    The film tries…