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  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    ★½

    Bold choice to make a movie based on a video game and make it NO FUN at all.

  • XX

    XX

    ★★★

    The biggest problem with this as an anthology film is that there isn't really a standout segment. All four segments, plus the Jan Svankmeyer-influenced frame story, sit in the "okay" range which is a problem for horror anthologies, because plenty of people will watch an anthology that is mostly bad but has one or two great segments (see VHS or ABCs of Death) but it's hard to recommend somebody check out an anthology that manages to avoid the lows of…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    Ugh. The faux one-take structure was pretty cool and there's some good-to-great performances, but overall I found it pretentious, boring and a little bit smug.

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain

    ★★

    Michael Bay tried to make a Coen Bros style black comedy, but it's missing humanity of a Corn Bros movie. Aside from The Rock, who is great as always, most of the characters are too unpleasant to care much about. It also feels mean spirited and in bad taste considering it's based on a true story.