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  • Visiting Hours

    Visiting Hours 1982

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2015 2

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

    Visiting Hours is the story of a misogynistic serial killer stalking an independent reporter in the hospital after nearly killing her at her home. I'd heard some good things about this, and after checking it out, I'm very pleased to report this is an amazingly taut and satisfying thriller/slasher that still has me thinking.

    Michael Ironsides is amazing as the embodiment of impotent male fury. His hatred of women is revealed in a few flashbacks that aren't overdone and really…

  • Devil's Pass

    Devil's Pass 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2015 2

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

    Another found footage film. I don't know how I keep inadvertently stumbling into these, but I've seen enough now to definitively say that for the most part the film style rarely works. This is one that doesn't. The Dyatlov Pass incident really happened and is a creepy true-life mystery about nine Russian hikers who died under mysterious circumstances. This movie is a documentary about five Oregon college students that follow in their footsteps to figure out what happened.

    The students…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014 1

    While a lot of people seem to be down on the first Captain America movie, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and was pretty interested to see the next entry in the franchise. The Winter Soldier is nothing less than a relentless action thrill ride with a heavy dose of intrigue thrown in. You can't say anything about this before recognizing how amazing the action setpieces are choreographed and shot - I've seen enough action movies to be jaded…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 May, 2014 1

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

    After the dud that was 1998's Godzilla (which I've seen but admittedly don't remember much about), I was understandably leery about another reboot of the classic Japanese mega-monster franchise. But the trailers promised something interesting - a dark modern monster movie that just might live up to the hype. Turns out I should have listened to my gut the first time around.

    The first warning sign is when Bryan Cranston, who is a tad hammy but is nonetheless the most…