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  • Monsters: Dark Continent

    Monsters: Dark Continent

    I hit pause about an hour in and couldn't believe that I had another hour to go. Had to debate if I should just turn it off. I've watched plenty of shitty movies but it has been a long time since I wanted to turn one off before the end. The film's plot is so stupid. The characters make the dumbest decisions. In a world where giant four story aliens are slowly taking over the planet how do people still…

  • Monsters

    Monsters

    ★★★½

    I first saw this years ago and was kind of disappointed. It wasn't what I had expected. Now close to ten years later I have a new appreciation for it. Not the bombast creature feature that I wanted back then. A love story where two people who's lives are traveling in very different directions find each other. The pair of strangers trying to get home are forced on an arduous journey through hostile territory. The monster are not actually monster…

  • Locke

    Locke

    ★★½

    A man's personal and professional crisis told during a car commercial. They played too safe. At least one of them should have died at the end.

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★

    What if we remade Species but took out all the action? Well here ya go. Not completely accurate but close. Ridiculously attractive space alien seduces men and kills them. Just no government team hunting her down this time. It is an odd film. Seemingly with out a plot it ranges from awkward to down right uncomfortable. I'm really on the fence about if I liked it of not. I do think people should watch it but they'll need to go in not expecting too much.

  • He's Out There

    He's Out There

    ★★★

    I've seen some less then enthusiastic takes on this film. After watching I don't understand why. It's not a perfect film and others have done the besieged by an unknown killer thing better. Regardless it has a creepy atmosphere and a solid build up. I really enjoyed the music and sound design. Both lend themselves well to the story and set the tone for the scares to come. The ending is weak and fairly predictable. They had the opportunity to do something different but decided to play it safe. Anyways I liked it flaws and all.

  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    ★½

    This film has many of the same flaws as the original while adding new ones. This time around the main characters are younger and immature. That a long with a more outlandish plot hurts the films realism. The sharks looked great in the first film. Here not so much. Most of these down grades can be ignored but the ending can not. It is just plain silly. Not that anything up to that point made a lot of sense but come on.

  • 47 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down

    ★★½

    I appreciate what they are going for here but it kind of falls flat. With so much of the movie being filmed underwater it becomes a dark cloudy mess. They want to show the fear and isolation felt by our trapped divers. As an audience you want more of the sharks that are imprisoning them. Maybe if there was more of a focus on the crew topside to break up the constant darkness those moments underwater would have been more dynamic.

  • Shark Night 3D

    Shark Night 3D

    ★½

    Sara Paxton and Katharine McPhee in bikinis. Nuff said.

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★

    I'm surprised how much I dug this. Musical theater isn't really my jam. I can see why this has become a cultural phenomenon. It's really entertaining. The cast is super talented and seem to be having a lot of fun on stage. The mix of musical styles, Hip Hop, Rock, R&B and even Swing keep the whole performance fresh and modern. I'll admit it took me a while to get fully settled in with the characters. It was a little confusing at first but once I got a costumed to who's who the story flowed.

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    ★★★★½

    I may be in the minority when it comes to this film but I think it's pretty good. Of all the post Scream teen horror films of the 90's this one stands out the most for me. It's a hybrid of a 70's thriller and an 80's slasher all with that 90's polish. Using the old urban legend of the hooked handed killer as a base it keeps a sense of reality. Our main characters are more the stereotypical victims.…

  • The Patriot

    The Patriot

    ★★★★

    Cannonball! Sorry I just had to. There are plenty of issues with this film. From it's star to it's historical inaccuracy. None of that should be ignored just put a side. Mel is a pretty shitty dude and the film does take liberties to tell a story. If you can look past that there is an entertaining and enjoyable film to be found.

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★

    Elisabeth Moss is amazing as a talented musician who alienates everyone around her. She completely carries the film. The rest of the cast is good don't get me wrong but without Moss's self destructive character there isn't much here. It takes an hour and a half to get one happy moment in this film. Most of it is so uncomfortable, down and depressing the film becomes hard to watch. There are a few flash backs to better times that are…