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  • Horns 2013

    ★★★ Added

    Occasionally amusing and incredibly acted from Daniel Radcliffe, “Horns” is a pretty decent film. However, due to the fact the film can’t quite pin down what type of film is wants to be and suffers from some pretty jarring shifts in tones throughout the story, it couldn’t be anything more than average for me. The story isn’t bad and I was really impressed with Radcliffe’s performance but the constantly changing tones were just too distracting.

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  • Into the Storm 2014

    ★★★ Added

    “Into the Storm” isn’t a game changing film. The characters are barely one-dimensional, there is some terrible and unnecessary comic relief, a “found footage” element is forced into the film and hinders it more than helps it, and the story is your typical natural disaster porn affair…but it was still kinda fun! The acting isn’t bad, the special effects are incredible and, for what it is, the movie works. It promises an angry mother nature raining hell down on the…

  • Brick Mansions 2014

    ★★★ Added

    “Brick Mansions” might not be the best action film made but I found it very entertaining. Granted, I have a hard time taking RZA seriously as an actor because I just don’t find him convincing (and he sounds like a two year old, too) but Paul Walker (this was his final finished film) did a very good job in his role and he has some very fun moments with co-star David Belle. The story is solid, the action is satisfying,…

  • V/H/S: Viral 2014

    ★★ Added

    I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first two films but, since I’ve already suffered twice, why not suffer a third time? I’m a glutton for punishment. “V/H/S/: Viral” is probably the sloppiest picture in the franchise. There’s a half-assed central story that barely connects all the tales in this anthology and the overall presentation comes off as lazy and messy. However, the stories are a little stronger this time. While the supposed central story is mediocre as mediocre can…

  • Hercules 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    There’s been a lot of films about Hercules and all of them have been of varying quality. However, I was pretty excited for this one and was very pleased with the final results. I never read the graphic novel this was based on but I really want to now because I liked the way they changed Herc’s story. There was a grounded feel to the film that brought a new light to the legend. I really enjoyed the cast and…

  • The Station Agent 2003

    ★★★★★ Added

    I loved the film the first time I saw it years ago and I still love it when I just revisited it. Peter Dinklage is incredible in the film and the story is timeless and something everyone can easily relate to. Honestly, that’s all that really needs to be said about “The Station Agent.” I guess, I can also add that it is a great drama that has a lot of heart to it and has some very amusing moments…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★★ Added

    I really like the first film and Frank Miller’s comics in general and I was very excited for this follow up. The trailer looked great and I was pumped for a return trip to Basin City. However, thanks to some bad acting from Eva Green and Jessica Alba, and the re-casting of several roles, the film comes off looking cheap. The movie still looks good, has the visual style that makes it feel like the pages came to life, and…

  • Naked Lunch 1991

    ★★★ Added

    I recently sat down to watch “Naked Lunch” for the first time and my first impressions of it involved some great animatronics on some aliens and big bugs, a great performance from Peter “I will always be RoboCop” Weller, and the fact this film is F#@King weird! I expect strange from David Cronenberg but this might be the strangest film I’ve seen from him. Granted, I dig odd and trippy films but this film might have been too trippy as…

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014

    ★★★ Added

    It’s funny at times and groan-inducing at other times but “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is a pretty average, okay comedy to watch. Too often the gags get repetitive and predictable and MacFarlane’s over-reliance on swears to try and punch-up the punchlines makes the writing feel lazy but when it’s funny, it can get really funny. And sure, MacFarlane is clearly not a good actor but he is surrounded by people who really knew how to handle…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★ Added

    While visually stunning, terrifically acted by Matthew McConaughey, and there are two loveable and very amusing robots in the film, I couldn’t get invested in “Interstellar” due to a story that, while it started strong, quickly became dragging and boring thanks to Christopher Nolan wanting to show the world how hard he could science. Additionally, a lot of characters lack any depth and there’s even a pointless villain turn with one surprise cast member that did absolutely nothing to advance…

  • eXistenZ 1999

    ★★★ Added

    I haven’t watched this film in a good 10 or 12 years and decided to revisit it and see if I enjoy it more this time around than I did the first time (I didn’t hate the film but didn’t think it was Cronenberg’s best work). To put it simply, I did enjoy it more this time. I was able to appreciate some of the more subtle things more this time but I still didn’t care for a lot of…

  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    I wasn’t too thrilled with the first film but I will always say the film’s core concepts are interesting as all hell. So, since I didn’t care for the first one, I went into this one with very low expectations…then it surprised the hell out of me with a really great and engaging film that develops on the mythology of the first one and provides more back-story and detail. I was more involved with the story this time and the…