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  • Horns 2013

    ★★ Watched 17 Nov, 2014

    Somewhat interesting idea here, done in by a script that was no doubt written in crayon. Exhibit A: the story is set in the Pacific northwest so let's toss in some flannel, rain, Nirvana shirts, logs, docks, "Where Is My Mind", and coffee. Perhaps some subtlety might have worked better, but then again this is a movie about a dude with horns and the superpower to make people upset.

  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    The government ("New Founding Fathers"...cute) justifies the Purge because it keeps "unemployment under 5 percent". Holy shit, you mean like the last four years of the Clinton presidency? Break out the sniper rifles!

    Lesson learned: don't run errands in the last couple hours before a Purge

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  • Transsiberian 2008

    ★★★½ Rewatched 15 Jun, 2012 3

    Starts off like a modern-day "The Lady Vanishes" and then bounces jerkily around before ending up as a somewhat standard thriller that teeters on the brink of Generic Action Movie at the end but pulls back. The whole thing is rather sloppy and relies on a combination of extreme contrivance (oh no drugs are falling out of my backpack! please don't look at the next picture on my camera!) and bafflingly stupid actions from Emily Mortimer (going off into the…

  • Project X 2012

    ½ Watched 07 Jul, 2012 2

    This will make you hate:
    (a) yourself for watching it
    (b) every entitled asshole character and America in general
    (c) the world for letting it exist; the state of humanity
    (d) ALL OF THE ABOVE

    If you like this movie--even "ironically"--you need to be fucking destroyed.