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  • The Returned 2013

    ★★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2014

    This is a nice twist on the zombie genre. This is set after the outbreak when a cure is found to stop the virus before it turns people, but they must take a dose everyday for the rest of their lives.
    The cast is really good, very believable in this story. The story itself is the real star here, it sets up some great tension between characters. The end is a nice if a bit of a downer, but also sets up a possible sequel.
    So, if you nice zombie films, give this a look, well worth it.

  • Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz 2013

    ★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    This is the least of the "Outpost" trilogy (which have not been half bad). The problem is there is not really enough story to fill out the feature running time. Most of it is creeping around the installation and shooting Nazis every once in a while.
    But, Nazi Zombies are always fun. Worth a look, just don't expect too much.

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  • The Devil's Rock 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2012

    Being a kiwi, I love to see our industry doing well and I really enjoyed this. Its a good story, well acted and directed (good job Paul).
    It is very atmospheric with a great location and looks great. The effects are good, considering the budget and its great to see the use of physical over digital.

    So, overall, a good old fashioned horror film with some really nice touches and some fun references to other films and literature.

  • Transformers 2007

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 Jan, 2012

    I don't care what anyone says, I really enjoy this film. Its stupid, loud and brash, but it does what it says on the box... it entertains for 2 1/2 hours.
    The film looks incredible, the effects are seamless and the design of the robots is excellent. There is a story, contrary to what the critics say, but it is fairly run of the mill.
    So, overall, if you are looking for a fun, over the top action film with…