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  • Off World 2013

    ★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2014

    Netflix has this under the title of Dark Space, but no matter what you call it, it's boring garbage. Six friends on some futuristic spring break crash land on a planet where evil humans are secretly clearing out the native alien population. It tries to be a thriller, but it's just lame. The actors surprisingly aren't that bad, and I feel if given better material these folks might actually do a decent job. For an indie film, there are a…

  • Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    To say that Nicolas Winding Refn makes stylized films would be to make the biggest understatement of the year. Clearly the director's style could understandably be taken as overblown over even pretentious, but for this film in particular, I was entranced enough by the cinematography and the well-structured plot to not be bogged down by long shots or weird editing. Ryan Gosling plays a silent brooding brother to a twisted Bangkok fight club owner who's murdered by the father of…

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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.