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  • American Fable

    American Fable

    ★★★

    It's ambitious and doesn't resort to cheap genre trappings, which I really appreciate. Some of the characters felt rather half baked and there were too many odd loose ends at certain points that left me a bit cold.

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★½

    How can a film that goes out of its way to completely ape its predecessor simultaneously fail to elicit any of the same suspense or efficacy? This is the question I constantly found myself asking during the entire sluggish run of this pointless remake disguised as a prequel.

    I think the main reason Carpenter's superior film works and this one doesn't comes mainly down to two aspects:

    1. The titular creature is mishandled terribly, was way too conspicuous, and didn't…

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  • Atari: Game Over

    Atari: Game Over

    ★★★½

    Nice to see some defense for E.T.

    While not necessarily a good game, it was a very ambitious game that doesn't deserve to be called the worst ever in any stretch of the imagination.

    Like one interviewee said, "I'd rather play E.T. than any of the Call of Duty games any day".

    So would I.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★

    It's been 5 or 6 years since I last saw this film, and I gotta say, I'm really quite astonished at how actually, well, not good, this movie is. Sure, I've held the notion that it may be a bit overrated for some time now, but I'm actually quite shocked.

    From the very start, the movie moves at such a frenzied pace, each scene hurrying to get over with. No scenes are really ever given a proper introduction or closing…