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|70 T4||Land of the Dead (2005) - Nov 12, 2017
"Wasn't too bad as a standalone zombie flick if you can forgive the zombies actually thinking and firing weapons. I felt like it subverted the obvious at the end."
|67 T3||1922 (2017) - Nov 05, 2017
"Decent enough, fairly dark. But it's pretty slow going and kinda boring in spots. Was hoping for more horror. "
|80 T8||Before We Go (2015) - Oct 14, 2017
"Actually really great. Wasn't completely sold on the acting by Alice Eve early but she kills it in some scenes. This is funny and clever. I didn't find it cliched at all, it was actually interesting to postulate the backgrounds of these individuals who came across each other. I think it also shows how complex relationships can be. Some great shots of NYC and, dare I say it, a damn good montage with Chris wearing a bathrobe."
|64 T2||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Oct 08, 2017
"Some decent fights and a bit of humor, but it falls down in quite a few areas. Marisa tomei is horrid as aunt may, ned as the comic relief gets lame in spots. There is zero romance between PP and Liz. Tony stark plays too large of a role and his smug attitude annoys + spider-man ironsuit silliness. NY is barely exploited as a location. It doesn't bother to cover the origins of the new spider-man which is good and bad. Oh and not to forget the rainbow coalition decathlon team and Audi sponsorship"
|72 T5||Centurion (2010) - Sep 24, 2017
"Story is generally uncomfortable because the sequence of events goes from bad to worse. Initially the Romans are the good guys, but as the movie progresses that is clearly not the case. We are meant to take individual merit on board, more than anything. As Imogen Poots is introduced, the cloud of depression is briefly lifted from the movie, but make no mistake this movie is grim. Quite a bit of gore, and the fights are decent. "
|70 T4||The Imitation Game (2014) - Sep 15, 2017
"Story is fairly true but there is a lot of artistic license. Characters, emotional scenes and even Turing's personality have been changed to fit an agenda. Doesn't make it bad, just disappointing. Movie was decent enough."
|72 T5||It Comes at Night (2017) - Sep 04, 2017
"The atmosphere is palpable and the slow pace is alluring. But the reliance on dream sequences unfortunately drags it downwards. It also commits a mortal sin to the viewer by not showing them a key piece of information that the characters would seek themselves. It is interesting if you switch the perspectives, though."
|70 T4||Kong: Skull Island (2017) - Sep 03, 2017
"Better than the new godzilla but surprisingly bland given the subject matter. So much of the movie is cinematic shots of Kong and/or Armed forces. Too many side character that do nothing of import. Hiddleston is less useful than initial impressions have us believe. Jing and Hawkins somehow end up with the crashed chopper even though they were on the ground doing surveys. CGI was decent enough."
|69 T3||Wrong Turn (2003) - Aug 12, 2017
"A product of the time, but not without merit. About as good as you expect for mutant rednecks hunting young people in the backwoods of america. Harrington and Dushku hold it together well. "
|72 T5||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Aug 11, 2017
"Not as good 1 because the story is coincidental and loosely structured. Baby Groot is cute but that aspect is overdone and underused by the narrative. Guardians shrug off brute force trauma but they strive to save each other from such trauma (e.g. Drax hitting trees). Ravagers dying in a montage was uncomfortable viewing, the value of life seems like a running joke. Drax laughs too much and jokes miss. Music is not as smoothly integrated. Still decent action and nice effects. Holds back for #3."