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  • A Good Day to Die Hard 2013

    ½ Watched 19 May, 2013 2

    An abysmal mess of a film that bears only a slight passing resemblance to the bloodied, dessicated corpse of the Die Hard franchise. Just terrible.

  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror 2010

    ½ Watched 06 Oct, 2012 1

    Ham-fisted, and poorly made are an extreme understatement for this. It's "The Birds", if it were directed by a retarded parakeet.

  • Dead Leaves 2004

    ★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2013 3

    A cocaine-laced shotgun blast to the face.

  • Headhunters 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2012 9

    "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
    And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
    Nothin' seems to fit
    Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'"

    This is Roger Brown's theme song. And I couldn't be happier. This is one of the most enjoyable thrillers I've seen in a long time.

  • I Bury the Living 1958

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Oct, 2012 3

    "Heart disease is the country's number one killer"
    "Maybe not in Milford."

    A really interesting, albeit simple, Twilight Zone-esque film. I love small scale "stories" like this. Despite it's obvious lack of budget, it succeeds in creating an eerie atmosphere in which something like this seems plausible, or at least makes sense, in it's own way. Not without it's shortcomings, but ultimately, I found this very enjoyable.

  • Kill List 2011

    ★★½ Watched 18 Aug, 2012 14

    Huh?

    What in the world did I just watch? There's a good film buried in here somewhere, just gotta navigate Daedalus' labyrinth to find it. I'm not entirely sure I understood it completely either, which is either my fault or the film's. I'm not sure which at this point.

    One thing's certain: watch it blind.

  • Let Me In 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Oct, 2012 3

    Remakes exist for one of several reasons. The only real reasons I can think of are: 1. To localize it for another region, and 2. To try and improve upon a lackluster original. Obviously, 2 is not the case here, so it must be 1. I have never had an issue with watching a film in it's original form, so something like this wasn't meant for me. Which puts me in an odd spot when I actually watch one of…

  • Limitless 2011

    ★★★ Watched 19 Sep, 2012 3

    Surprisingly entertaining, but completely preposterous, and pretty much pointless. Shut your brain off (har har) and enjoy.

  • Liquid Rising 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2012 1

    The first of many StarCraft II docs to be released, 'Liquid Rising' profiles Team Liquid, one of the most storied SC teams outside of Korea. While it might not offer much to the uninitiated, it is a must see for any fan of competitive SC2. Liquid Fighting!

  • Magic Mike 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2013 1

    If the Oscars had a "Best Film About Male Strippers" category, this would be a lock.

  • Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2012 8

    Wes Anderson made a Wes Anderson film.

    This statement will either excite you or make you roll your eyes. I'm definitely in the former camp here. This was such a fun, well made film, with such a whimsical nature I couldn't dislike it. Some say that his saccharine style is too much, but that doesn't really bother me. I feel like a director like Anderson is needed right now, in a time where Hollywood wants everything to be made with…

  • Nature Unleashed: Tornado

    Watched 08 Jun, 2012

    A film in which a Jon Hamm lookalike punches cultists and tornadoes into submission. Yeah.