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  • John Dies at the End 2012

    ★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    The movie adaptation of David Wong's fun and creative novel is decently entertaining, but ultimately fails to live up to the promise of the source material. Director Don Coscarelli does a decent job at creating a fun and surreal atmosphere with a great low-budget feel, and while the two main protagonists aren't amazing, they manage to carry the film. I also loved the cameo by Angus Scrimm, who plays the Tall Man in Coscarelli's Phantasm horror franchise. Unfortunately, if you've…

  • Phantasm IV: Oblivion 1998

    ★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    The last film in the Phantasm series picks up right where the third one left off. That's one of the things I kind of like about this franchise - it all feels like different parts of one big story being told all at once.

    Unfortunately, this chapter is mostly eventless style with no real revelations or big plot items. The movie keeps with the surreal tone that's worked so well for the other three movies, but other than the atmosphere,…

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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.