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  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2015 5

    Well, that was messed up.

  • You're Next

    You're Next 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Sharni Vinson is pretty badass, isn't she.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2015

    It's fast paced which is a must with a running time like this one has. But that's become the standard blockbuster running time, which is ridiculous. It's fun but complete fluff. I've already forgotten half of it probably. I did like the villain though, and there are many funny scenes that work because the cast sells it.

  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void 2009

    ★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2015 2

    Is that all Noé knows how to do? Muffled sounds and droning music that gets annoying after 30 seconds?

    There is some impressive camerawork but my admiration for it faded after 20 minutes when I realised that this was not really about anything. It is incredibly boring.

    I wish someone had told me I would be staring at the back of a stupid lead actor's head for two hours.

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Apr, 2015

    Hilarious film. I need to watch more from these guys.

  • Reality

    Reality 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2015

    I dug it for a while but then it started piling weird upon weird upon weird, until it was tiresome. It has some funny moments though.

  • [REC]

    [REC] 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    It's pretty good and the camera work didn't bother me, which found footage usually does. It's also well acted and I like how short it is. Still, the horror fan in me is not that big. Maybe some day he will grow up.

  • The Word

    The Word 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    It is very well acted and the cinematography is good, but it didn't connect with me at all. Distanced youth and all that... we've heard it before.

  • Superbad

    Superbad 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 18 Apr, 2015

    I had forgotten how funny this film is. It's solid the entire running time. Jonah Hill has come a long way since this, but it was clear even then that he had potential that not many other actors do.

  • Backcountry

    Backcountry 2014

    ★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2015

    A decent survival thriller. I had high hopes for this one since I usually dig a good survival flick, but it didn't quite deliver. It starts out pretty well, great setup and you get to spend some time with the characters before shit gets real in the woods. It is also extremely brutal when things do get real. Maybe too brutal.

    The ending is a pretty big letdown though. It's not a big drop in quality, it's a slow, gradual floating away of quality and you're just sitting there disappointed.

  • The Humbling

    The Humbling 2014

    Watched 17 Apr, 2015

    I'm almost giving this the lowest possible marks, but you can't do that to Al Pacino so it gets another half star.

    It is terribly written. The attempts at humour consistently fall to the ground with a crash. It is misguided and horrible.

  • Gentle

    Gentle 2014

    ★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2015

    I believe this is the first Vietnamese film I have watched. It looks good and has a couple of interesting shots, but overall it didn't do much for me. It sort of plods along and reaches its conclusion a little bit like, "oh, by the way, here you go..."