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  • The Dunwich Horror 1970

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

    The horror in this film, based loosely on one of H.P. Lovecraft's stories, isn't in gore or moments of sheer terror, but in an ever-heightening atmosphere of creeping dread, which in a sense makes it a perfect adaptation of Lovecraft's work. It's undoubtedly a slow burn, but there's enough weirdness to keep you hooked right through to the end. Dean Stockwell is the creeper to end all creepers, and if he didn't have some kind of mind control powers I'd…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Dec, 2014

    The second time through this movie was just as fun as the first. The humor and 70s pop soundtrack give this movie a much-needed quirky character that sets it apart from any other Marvel movie. Love Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, but the rest of the Guardians are just as memorable and scene-stealing in their own right. Still think Marvel needs to get away from the McGuffin plotlines (which they did to great effect in The Winter Soldier), but since there's…

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  • 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…

  • 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…