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  • The Son of Kong

    The Son of Kong

    ★★★

    Even 90 years ago, hap-dash sequels to blockbusters were churned out. Having Denham be the anchor was a wise choice, as such a likeable and flippant character fits what is mostly a quickie one-and-done. It adds to the breeziness and fluff of the movie. Which as quick and disposable as it is, it was nice seeing people dealing with repercussions of big giant effects films which you don't see much today, as well as getting into the rights of animals and ethical treatment. Kong Jr is a loveable goof himself, making you wish there was more of him, but hey, studio schedules are a bitch.

  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    ★★★

    It's trying its damnedest to be a Fast and the Furious, complete with stupidity as its operating M.O., but it's not obliviously stupid enough or heartfelt enough to be one of those. Though Diesel does manage to have a personality here unlike the FF films. It's one of those vapid films that struggles to come up with a even half-way engaging MacGuffin to give the film a reason to exist, but the characters are fun and there manages to be…

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  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games

    ★★★½

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • Death Ship

    Death Ship

    ★★★★½

    October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #50

    I don't understand how hard it is to come across a movie that truly captures a haunted house atmosphere, especially when the good ones like this make it feel so effortless. This is truly haunting at times, even as it works in a familiar genre wraparound. The sense of horror is handled the right way, with things being shown to us but never being overexplained, leaving the mystery of it to play in the…