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  • Crawlspace

    Crawlspace 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    A surprisingly effective sci-fi thriller about a military team sent into Australia's secret research base at Pine Gap after the base goes silent. The film's look sometimes resembles that of a TV movie, but for the most part it's pretty interesting to watch. What impressed me was the film's ability to keep the true version of events a mystery until the very end, as what is truly going on is quite murky due to the ability of the base's research…

  • Ragnarok

    Ragnarok 2013

    ★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2015

    Scandinavian Ananconda, but with less snake.

    I kid, but only slightly. This is a movie that has less to do with the end of the world Ragnarok myth and more to do with a few buttholes travelling to an island and getting terrorized for a few by a giant snake. The film is an unbearably slow burn - it takes them half the movie to even reach the island, and the intervening time is spent on pointless character interactions with…

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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…