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  • Hell and Back

    Hell and Back 2015

    ★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    Some really interesting stop-motion animation is wasted on this clunker of an adult animated comedy. I maybe laughed once during a whole run-time filled with eye-rolling edgy "adult" humor. Listen, just because you talk about dicks and sex a lot doesn't automatically make you a better film for a mature audience, it actually just makes you sound more idiotically one-note adolescent. Give me some INTELLIGENT dick and ball jokes, for crying out loud. T.J. Miller and Bob Odenkirk do OK…

  • WolfCop

    WolfCop 2014

    ★★½ Watched 17 Jun, 2016

    An alcoholic deputy gets transformed into a werewolf and takes on the shapeshifters running his small town. I thought this would be more tongue-in-cheek and self-aware than it actually is, but instead it straddles this weird line between actually taking itself seriously and trying to be funny. Sadly, it doesn't work. It's somewhat of an interesting premise but I wish that more actually happened in the film. There's some budget gore, but all of the action scenes are quick-cut so…

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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 may contain 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…