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Old 01-11-15, 07:35 PM
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Old 01-12-15, 08:27 AM
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The White Ribbon - 5/5

1914 in a rural North German village, the children and their families experience a series of bizarre incidents. Who is behind all this nastiness and why are they doing it?
An exploration into the root of the evil that lies within all men. Another masterpiece from the great Michael Haneke.
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Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Plot is almost non-existent, but I enjoyed this gory 106-minute game of Cat & Mouse. The opening scene was ridiculous. Noticed a lot of 'Road Games' (1981) influence on this film.

Frankenstein's Army (2013)

I was told to see this film mostly for the creature designs. While it might be the first found-footage Horror film set in World World II, it's a mess. Also, even though the creature designs are fun & abundant, the best designs take from designs I have already seen from other FX artists.

13 Sins (2014)

I had no idea that '13 Beloved' (2006) got remade into this film. No real surprises if you have seen other films in the genre that have similar plots.
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The Guest (2014)

Far from original but the film is framed so well, I couldn't help but enjoy it. Best use of Stevie B.'s 'Because I Love You' that I have ever seen in a film!
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The Canal (2014)

At the times this Irish film reminded me much of Sinister (2012) both in subject matter and visual style. It has a solid cast and is visually very slick. Unfortunately, the script doesn't allow any of the darker themes to be explained clearly, leaving most of the film a muddy mess.
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Old 01-13-15, 03:04 AM
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John Wick (2014) Just saw it Monday night at a $2 super saver theater. Hell of a lot of fun.
Old 01-13-15, 09:14 PM
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The Collector - 3.5/5

A lonely and disturbed London banking clerk who collects butterflies, kidnaps and imprisons a woman with whom he is obsessed with.
Interesting psychological thriller though not as good as Michael Powell's Peeping Tom, which this film reminded me a bit of.
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John Wick- Basically a glossier version of the 90s DTV action films of yore, this Keanu Reeves vehicle would've been shot on cheap stock and edited on videotape back in the day, but is now given a bigger budget and a glossy digital sheen. Directed by a pair of former stunt coordinator, the film is at least stylish and colorful, shot by a decent cinematographer. The dialogue is hackneyed, the characterizations paper thin, the performances solid by actors given little to work with, and you know what, who cares? The film is a blast of testosterone-fueled fun, full of kinetic action sequences. High art? Nah. But as Djaria says, it's a hell of a lot of fun, does exactly what it says on the tin, and is all an action fan could ask for, a wonderfully splashy comic book of a movie with a nice sense of humor. A cult favorite is born.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies- Peter Jackson's mass orgy of excess reaches its conclusion, at long last, having now spent 9 hours taking care of what could have been done in 3, tops. I retain my soft spot for his bombastic brand of excess and love of the world he's created, and there are many moments of inspiration which are worth taking the trip, but the whole thing has definitely run its course. Beautifully shot, superbly acted, teetering between exciting and exhausting, and flaws and all, I'll miss Middle Earth. Now someone needs to lock Peter Jackson in a room with 16mm camera, three actors, and $10,000 and see if the man can ever reign himself in again. At least it's staying fresh on RT, albeit barely.

Primal Fear- Slick commercial thriller very much in the vein of a pulpy paperback potboiler (say that five times fast), and its source material was indeed that. Good performances, nice twists and turns, but it's largely a one-trick pony and most of its thematic depth is simply lip serviced. Director Gregory Hoblit is TV-bred and the film is mostly flatly composed, though the final moments are directed with inspiration. The final twist ending is ultimately a little unsatisfying, if only because it feels like shock value without resolution, even if it is quite a punch.

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Old 01-13-15, 11:33 PM
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Ragnarok (2013)

One part Norse Mythology, one part Jurassic Park, one part National Treasure. It's a safe film but it was a fun 90 minute romp.
Old 01-14-15, 08:40 AM
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John Wick- Basically a glossier version of the 90s DTV action films of yore, this Keanu Reeves vehicle would've been shot on cheap stock and edited on videotape back in the day, but is now given a bigger budget and a glossy digital sheen. Directed by a pair of former stunt coordinator, the film is at least stylish and colorful, shot by a decent cinematographer. The dialogue is hackneyed, the characterizations paper thin, the performances solid by actors given little to work with, and you know what, who cares? The film is a blast of testosterone-fueled fun, full of kinetic action sequences. High art? Nah. But as Djaria says, it's a hell of a lot of fun, does exactly what it says on the tin, and is all an action fan could ask for. A cult favorite is born.
I wouldn't say DTV action film so much as just a 90s action movie in general, moved to the higher tech age of today with a $20m budget. The one thing the movie did better than most is give the impression that it was happening in a very well realized world. I would like to see a movie revolving around The Continental starring Ian McShane with a few appearances by Reeves here and there, think it could be fun. It a few ways, it was like a comic book movie without the origins chapter, and I like it that way.

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Rented and watched all 3 of these last night on BD.


The Judge was a pretty by the numbers courtroom/family drama. I did like RDJ and Duvall's performances. Excellent supporting cast and the BD has a lot of really good extras. There is actually a round table discussion with the cast and director that's really well done and interesting.

Fury was awesome. Very well made WWII action thriller and good cast.

Lucy was just freaking bizarre. One of the weirdest movies I have seen in a long time.


I would consider picking up and owning Fury at a later time. I'd like to watch the extras.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel - 2.5/5

A concierge and a lobby boy form an unlikely companionship while trying to solve a mystery. Average Wes Anderson film that in my opinion lacked depth and felt too cartoony for me to fully enjoy. Worth watching for Ralph Fiennes good performance.

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An American Werewolf on London- John Landis' horror tale about a backpacking American bitten by a lycanthropic monster. A surprisingly well-handled blend of horror and humor, Landis is stronger with the comedic elements, and his direction of the horror set pieces lacks slightly in comparison, but that's a minor quibble. Though some of the dialogue is occasionally a bit ripe, the film's central relationship between Naughton and Agutter has surprising pathos even when the storyline occasionally turns to cliche. The real highlights are Rick Baker's still-amazing makeup effects, most famously the film's breathtaking central set piece in which Naughton painfully transforms fully into a werewolf in full hard light, which is still every bit the showstopper it was 30+ years ago. Lean, scary, funny, and touching, it's easy to see why in spite of a few flaws, it's become embraced as a modern horror classic. Beware the moon.
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Blackhat - 3/5
Old 01-17-15, 08:08 AM
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Fury was awesome. Very well made WWII action thriller and good cast.
Forgot to include this on my favorites for 2014. Loved it.




I know this movie had great acting and there was a nice payoff when all was said and done, but I just can't handle the first hour of watching a glacier move to get there. Will Forte was way out of his league




Another post apocalyptic, dystopian, young adult/teenage battle movie but had some interesting action and some A+ sound from the surrounds.
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American Sniper 5/5. Everything about this was great. Since its common knowledge I won't spoiler tag it; I knew he had gotten killed at the range but I always assumed it was an accident. I didn't know it was a whacked out veteran. So sad. Loved the actual footage of the funeral procession mixed in with the recreation. You could hear the sniffles and crying when the movie ended.
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The Babadook...don't let it the fuck in!!
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Birdman - 2.5 out of 5. Acting was uniformly excellent, cinematography was solid, directing good, dialog pretty good, but the movie was just thoroughly uninteresting. The characters felt underdeveloped and the plot simply wasn't interesting to me. I was kind of bored through most of it.
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McLibel - 3.5/5

Good low budget documentary about two British activists who are sued by McDonalds for libel. Their crime : handing out literature warning people of the hazards of consuming McDonalds products and how they exploit their employees.
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Inherent Vice - 4.5/5

A hippie private eye in search of a real estate mogul stumbles upon a conspiracy in which many colorful and deceptive characters are involved. I always look forward to what Paul Thomas Anderson is up to next and he delivers the goods by giving us this quirky hybrid of Mickey Spillane and The Big Lebowski.

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Bottom of the Sea - 4/5

A jealous architect student loses it when he suspects that his girlfriend might be cheating on him.
Pretty good thriller/black comedy from Argentina.
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John Wick - loved the hell out of it.
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
The Babadook...don't let it the fuck in!!
When does that come out on video in the US?
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Finally saw Gone Girl. Man, was it full of Fincherisms!

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