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  • Frankenstein's Army 2013

    ★½ Watched 12 Sep, 2014

    During WWII, a recon unit of Russian soldiers stumbles upon a village overrun by cobbled-together horrors created by a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein. While that sounds like an amazing concept, there are major issues with this film.

    First, it's a found footage film. While movies like Rec and Blair Witch use the style effectively, far too many use it as a cheap and lazy way of filmmaking. I've been burned by this genre so many times that once I find…

  • Mission: Impossible III 2006

    ★★★ Watched 05 Sep, 2014

    After John Woo's fun but somewhat over-stylized MI2, JJ Abrams tries to get back to the dossiers and action formula that worked in the first Mission: Impossible. It's a decent effort, but nothing overly spectacular or memorable. Tom Cruise does his usual solid action role, but Philip Seymour Hoffman is criminally underused as the film's villain. The intrigue is merely passable, certainly nothing that will give you a WTF moment, and the climax seems hurried and perfunctory. Good thing Tom…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    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 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 May, 2014

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