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  • White God

    White God 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2015

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

    Incredibly fun concept that was executed well. But there's a hitch where the rest of the movie doesn't really hang together as well as the film's central conceit. To be sure getting a bunch of dogs to run in the same direction or most impressively, act, but the film is so wasteful.

    Whole sub-plots, characters, and scenes could be completely cut out and the film would only improve from it. There's also a great deal of inconsistency. In one scene,…

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    Watched 20 Mar, 2015

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

    I was really interested in the concept after an absolutely killer introductory scene and some fun directorial flourishes with tension building and a couple of neat tricks with tracking shots, reveals, etc.

    But as time goes on the payoffs just don't compete with the buildups. Instead of being terrified of the grim reality of what happens to the victims of 'it' I'm left scratching my head as to how it was supposed to have worked in earlier scenes.

    Coupled with…

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  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2013

    ++++ Marky Mark
    ++++ The Rock
    +++ Can you smell what The Rock is cooking
    +++ "This is still a true story"
    - Rebel Wilson
    + "China fucking crap
    + The Russian stripper
    + The Russian stripper's body
    ++ The internal monologues
    +++ Ed Harris
    --- This movie was just one off-color joke away from going into John Waters territory
    -- Fargo kinda did this dance before

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 1

    holy wow that was some action