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  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

    This was the only Mission Impossible film I hadn’t watched because all I heard was that it was a letdown. Surprisingly, I thought it was pretty awesome. The opera scene was stylish, the underwater heist was a unique concept and throwback, and the motorcycle chase was exhilarating. The film felt like it was almost like a greatest hits of the many styles of the series. I was expecting this entry to be some sort of dark low point for the…

  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Some of the most interesting and unique concepts I’ve seen related to zombies here. The makeup and gore effects were also fantastic. Loved the setting and the soundtrack too.

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  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    ★½

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

    Wow, I expected a misguided but otherwise cool chance to see more Pinhead, but I got one of the most hilariously bad sequels I’ve yet to see. I’ll still give it props for some cool visuals and sets, but the storyline was just terrible! Not only was it a retread of the first film’s plot for most of the beginning, while missing the original’s subtlety and build up, but the final third was laughably bad with nonsensical or flaccidly revealed…

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    ★★½

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

    The concept for this movie is pretty great and it does have a solid art design. Unfortunately, it never really capitalizes on the premise and many scenes just feel half baked or awkwardly executed. I know the film was heavily chopped up and altered before release, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, but I’m not sure those extended gore scenes would solve how inconsistent the movie can be totally at times. A bit unfair, but after rewatching The…