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  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

    Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    The first movie surprised me and I found a tween dystopian novel adaptation that was far darker and more mature than the other ones I’ve seen. I really enjoyed it and was excited for this one. Overall, I really enjoyed “The Scorch Trials” just as much as the first one and found it built on the initial one well and really made me excited for the last film. Sadly, some of the characters go underused or undeveloped, the running time…

  • Cooties

    Cooties 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    For fans of dark comedies—especially zombie-based dark comedies—“Cooties” is a pretty fun film that features a fresh take on the zombie epidemic fiction but remains familiar enough that it doesn’t feel like it is trying to redefine the genre. The cast is great and play fun characters and the film is ballsy with its gory humor. The only downside is the film slows down a lot in the Third Act and the film has too many characters that too often…

  • Focus

    Focus 2015

    ★★★ Added

    As a film that has two great leads that are interesting and fun characters played by two very talented actors with very natural chemistry, “Focus” is a great film. As a movie about con people, it’s not so great. The strongest thing about this film is the performances of Will Smith and Margot Robbie and how easy it was to invest in them and enjoy their back and forth but the film doesn’t focus enough on what is suppose to…

  • Unfriended

    Unfriended 2014

    ★★ Added

    I thought I was probably going to hate this film because I’m not a fan of “found footage” horror or gimmicky films but “Unfriended” proved to be unique…but I still didn’t find it entertaining. I applaud the concept and found it nice to see a horror film using technology as a way to tell a story rather than having technology just be the “bad guy.” However, the film suffers from a lack of scares thanks to the reality that we,…

  • Strange Magic

    Strange Magic 2015

    ★★ Added

    The animation in this film is gorgeous and the voice acting, while not the most memorable, is very good but “Strange Magic” suffers from a plot and story that just feels lazy. It’s overuse of predictable pop songs about love makes the film feel like it has no originality and the way it uses these tunes as a short cut for character and story development made the film feel like it was actively avoiding being creative. While this dynamic of…

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    “Turbo Kid” is a great work of satire that loving represents the absurd 80s sci-fi of old and the silly predictions it had of what could possibly be in-store for us in the 90s. The characters are fun and well acted by the cast, the synthesizer-centric soundtrack is both amusing and really sells the product of an 80s throwback and the gore-heavy action and gags make the film darkly amusing and awesomely ridiculous! Overall, I just had a lot of…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

    “Ex Machina” is absolutely amazing in every way! Terrifically shot, perfectly acted and amazingly written, it proves to be a smarter-than-your-average science fiction film but it never tries to act like it’s too smart. The film is pretty much an excellently crafted and deep sci-fi feature but it’s humble too as it is character driven and propelled by amazing performances from Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. I was captivated from the minute the film starts and was hooked…

  • Boat Trip

    Boat Trip 2002


    I ignored this film since it came out but because Dan Harmon always makes fun of it, I thought I would finally watch the insanity…and it’s crazier than Harmon described. The film is built on a terrible premise that feels like the worst of the worst sitcom’s premise, the comedy is often mean-spirit and consists of mostly gay stereotypes (and when it’s not, it’s built on Horatio Sanz and Cuba Gooding Jr. overacting like crazy), the editing looks like it…

  • Lost River

    Lost River 2014

    ★★ Added

    For Ryan Gosling’s first attempt at writing and directing a film, “Lost River” isn’t terrible but I still didn’t think it was a good film. The characters are bland and one-dimensional, development and introduction of characters and plot elements are sloppily done, the story drags badly and gets very boring as it feels like it is perpetually stuck in the First Act and the performances weren’t very memorable. The visuals and music are great but it felt less like it…

  • Eulogy

    Eulogy 2004

    ★★ Added

    With weak gags, poorly written characters and actors who look like they just don’t care, “Eulogy” is just a bland, boring mess of a family dramedy. Usually in films like these you can find something relatable or something that reminds you of the family drama in your life and the comedy that comes from it somewhere in the running length but this film was just so uninspired that I found I could relate to nothing in it. There’s a decent…

  • The Boy

    The Boy 2015

    ★★★ Added

    “The Boy” has some promise as it is reminiscent of “Psycho,” it has a great cast and the atmosphere is definitely creepy but the story and plot drag thanks to a running length that is too long and something that feels like the director didn’t know when to edit things down. It’s okay but it squandered its potential.

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    A great director, a great cast, sweet comedy along the way in the story and every technical aspect from lighting to editing to general visuals and camera work all make “Inherent Vice” a great film. The only downside is the fact the film’s story and plot are very convoluted and, at times, very confusing. Occasionally, I would have to re-watch scenes and sequences because I would miss some detail. This didn’t hurt the film overall but it did make it…