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  • Cropsey

    Cropsey 2010

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jun, 2015

    A documentary about the disapperances of several Staten Island children in the 80s and the urban legends that sprung up from those awful crimes, Cropsey ultimately is the tale of the man blamed for the deaths, homeless man Andre Rand, former employee of the disgusting Willowbrook School for the mentally handicapped. It's an interesting snapshot of the history of Staten Island, and there's a genuine atmosphere of creepiness and dread permeating the whole affair, but the filmmakers ultimately leave too…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Jun, 2015

    Relentlessly paced, amazingly choreographed, beautifully shot and pumped full of nonstop action, Mad Max: Fury Road is an amazing thrill ride that literally left me dizzy. I was cautiously optimistic going into this update of George Miller's iconic post-apocalyptic franchise, but when the first wasteland punks gloriously appeared on screen my trepidation vanished and in the end all my expectations were exceeded.

    Granted, Tom Hardy, at times little more than a grunting gorilla, isn't the most amazing Max, but he…

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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…