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  • Pet Sematary II

    Pet Sematary II

    ★★

    Sometimes dead is better, indeed.

    Although bonus points for being so unexpectedly 1992 grunge-soaked. L7 and the Jesus and Mary Chain are on the soundtrack! Flannels abound!

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★★

    I used to love this movie, but unfortunately it hasn't aged well. I'll tentatively say I wouldn't be too upset if a bigger budget remake gets made in the wake of IT's success.

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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.