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  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    There's something strangely admirable about Roland Emmerich's deeply cornball humanist approach to blockbuster filmmaking. It's touching that in a world of self reflexive, smart alecky franchises, he still believes in canned human drama and absolute earnestness in the face of mass destruction. But well-intentioned sincerity and a puppylike eagerness to please the masses rarely makes for a quality film. Emmerich has enough of a sense of how movies should be structured (which, by the way, is not a trait that…

  • Almost Human

    Almost Human 2013

    ★★½ Watched 17 Jun, 2016

    Not bad for what it was. But I think to have a full appreciation for the movies merits, I'd have to still be 8 or 9 years old and have successfully tricked my mom into renting it from Erols Video...

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  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2012 1

    I'm not entirely sure this movie makes any sense whatsoever.

    Could not matter less. Rutger Hauer is the God damned devil in this one.

    Highly recommended.

  • White Zombie

    White Zombie 1932

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2012 2

    This is a horror movie from 1932 that takes place in Haiti and features Bela Lugosi as a voodoo priest.

    And yet somehow, it manages to be far LESS racist than the John Wayne movie I watched earlier today.

    Take as long as you need to process that.