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  • 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…

  • Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

    Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead 2014

    Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    Not the best I've ever seen but it certainly seems to have been made with passion, and self indulgence. It feels like its trying to build a legitimate narrative out of something that' largely a joke, and while I found a lot of the jokes funny, I rarely laughed.

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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