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  • Wyrmwood

    Wyrmwood 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An Aussie zombie flick that's pretty fun and grim at the same time. The flick starts in the middle of an attempt to bring a truck into a garage that's surrounded by zombies then flashes back to how this whole mess starts for two of our main characters, Benny and Barry, who undertake a journey through zombie-infested rural Australia to find Barry's sister Brooke, who's the prisoner of a sick government scientist studying the zombie outbreak. There's so much weirdly…

  • Kung Fury

    Kung Fury 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Mar, 2016

    Kung Fury is a throwback nostalgia action short hearkening back to the 80s films that some of us remember fondly. It's ridiculously and intentionally over-the-top, with a frenetic video game aesthetic that made Manborg so much fun. If this were any longer the schtick would probably wear thin, but at thirty minutes it's the perfect length to enjoy the schlocky goodness that permeates this film. Melding so many styles, from 80's action to fighting video game to PC computer graphics…

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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…