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  • Terrified

    Terrified

    ★★★

    Creepy ghost-creatures and a plot that isn't on rails are the highlights of this Spanish horror. Unfortunately the movie falls into the terrible trap of moronic characters making poor decisions, which isn't terrible if the film is winking at the audience or flat-out mixing in comedy with the horror. However when it is playing things as straight as Terrified does, these tropes bring it down several notches.

  • Overlord

    Overlord

    ★★★½

    Man I had this up to a 4 or 4.5 for the first half of the movie. FINALLY an exciting, guys-on-a-mission WWII movie like we haven't had in decades. I knew of course about the zombies, but I was thinking if they can integrate them as well as they absolutely *nailed* the first act of this flick, it will be pure gold. Unfortunately, they didn't.

    I liked that they went hardcore with the gore, but ultimately they didn't do anything…

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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    ★★½

    There are so many problems with the Hobbit it's difficult to decide where to begin.

    The first though is the overblown runtime and the shocking amount of filler. Never have I watched a movie where I could so easily go through and literally remove half- and not only lose nothing, but substantially make the film better by doing so. There are scene after scene of bloat, whether they are standalone segments that could be removed entirely since they have no…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★½

    Man of Steel isn't quite what I was expecting. I had avoided the previews as I typically do with a movie I intend to see anyways, so I was pleasantly surprised that by-and-large we avoided 45 minutes of growing-up-in-Kansas and Clark being a clumsy newspaper man. Some of these typical elements are sliced-and-diced into flashbacks throughout the movie, which is a refreshing change (vs say The Amazing Spiderman), but at the same time doesn't give quite the build up of…