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  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising

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

    Overall score? You killed it
    Watched with MoviePass? Yes
    Would I recommend to anyone? People who say "Turn your brain off"

    I don't even want to write anything. This movie makes me angry. Even with the mind-set going in that this is cheesy non-sense meant to please the brain-dead movie-going public, it fails to generate any sense that it understands what it wants to be and it's responsibility to respect it's predecessor. Call me exaggerating, but Pacific Rim: Uprising is…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Overall score? Please stop, I mean it
    Watched with MoviePass? Yes
    Would I recommend to anyone? No

    You know, on my drives home from the theater, I listen to music from other movies I actually like. Further extenuates how much I fucking hated the new movie I just had to suffer through. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is everything I hate about it's predecessor and more. It's another case study to be added to "The death of the blockbusters" book I'm…

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  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★★★

    Overall score? A classic ride
    Watched with AMC A-List? No
    Would I recommend to anyone? Yes (kids too)

    This is clearly a Steven Spielberg movie (and with the statement from the camera operators confirming it), but I ain't complaining. Tobe Hooper already has my deepest respects for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1 & 2, so it doesn't matter how much involved he was for Poltergeist. The result is still a fun film to pop on during the Halloween season and…

  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed

    The Disappearance of Alice Creed

    ★★★

    Overall score? Decent indie drama
    Watched with AMC A-List? No
    Would I recommend to anyone? Rent it

    I watched this for a screenwriting class; it's not the first thing I would recommend to my students, but there's enough here to appreciate. There's no dialogue for the first, maybe, ten minutes; it's a montage of the two kidnappers very elaborately setting up their apartment room where they will hold their victim ransom. The script has enough twists, turns, and raw performances…

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