Friday, November 27, 2015

Odd Thomas

The deadpan acting style threw me a bit, but Yelchin was wonderful & the plot very engaging. I enjoyed this. 3.5/5

Odd Thomas on Netflix

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Will Bill

I really expected this to be a grittier film, but it felt saccharine at times to me. Good acting throughout though. 3/5

Will Bill on Netflix

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mr. Holmes

McKellen is marvelous in this very touching & well-plotted drama about the last years of Sherlock Holmes. 4/5

Mr. Holmes on Netflix

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Z for Zachariah

This post-apocalyptic drama examines relationships in a subtle yet powerful way. Lovely acting by all. 4/5

Z for Zachariah on Netflix

Friday, November 20, 2015

Against the Sun

This is harrowing to watch in the way that "Alive" was, especially knowing it's true. Great acting as well. 3.5/5

Against the Sun on Netflix

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Voices

This is a very dark, very black comedy that still made me laugh - Reynolds was wonderful in the lead. Damn good. 4/5

The Voices on Netflix

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Let's Be Cops

This is a funny idea that was well-acted throughout and made me laugh, even if the script was a bit shallow. 3/5

Let's Be Cops on Netflix

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Pretty decent parkour, pretty lousy script and acting, so it kinda balances out. Lautner is better than this I think. 2.5/5

Tracers on Netflix

Friday, November 13, 2015


There are more Nazi zombie movies than I thought there were. This was a decent one, good action for a small budget. 3/5

Outpost on Netflix


There have been a slew of movies about trafficking lately - this is one of the better ones, well acted throughout. 3.5/5

Trade on Netflix

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015


Instead of just stating the obvious about why this movie was so bad I'm actually going to take a minute and explain myself. "Vendetta" fancies itself a South Korean revenge thriller, but it's not. The reason Korean revenge thrillers work is because the main character must become as evil and sadistic as the person who harmed them, a process which tortures and disturbs them to their core. But, in this film, Dean Cain doesn't blink an eye when he rapidly turns into a raging psychopath. There is no character development and not a glimpse of remorse from him, and the film falls to pieces because of it. Cain acts terribly throughout this mess of a film, and between that and the shallowness of the story, nothing about it works. The ending is so patently ridiculous I was happy to see it end. Not good at all. 2/5

Vendetta on Netflix

Sunday, November 8, 2015

San Andreas

This is enjoyable in the same way "Twister" was. It's a basic story graced with very good actors and regrettably bad CGI effects. The CGI was bad enough in spots that it took me right out of the film, but The Rock has come so far with his acting ability that he was a joy to watch as usual. It's good popcorn fun, and if you like popcorn action flicks, this is worth a rent. 3/5

San Andreas on Netflix