Stoker

A modern day Hitchcock film done by the excellent Chan-wook Park. I loved how this film looked and the transitions between some scenes were gorgeous like when it switched from brushing Nicole Kidman’s hair to an empty field where Mia Wasikowska was hunting. This film is dark and gritty and reminds me of the movie Psycho quite a bit. Matthew Goode makes Norman Bates look almost normal in this awesome thriller. I almost want to watch it again, it had me on pins and needles for a few scenes.

93/100

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Stoker (2013)

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Movie 43

My theory on this movie is that a 4th grader with the dirtiest mind ever found a magic lamp. His first wish was to use some of Hollywood’s best stars and have them act in one of the most offensive movies ever. His second wish was to convince someone to actually produce this film. The last wish was for it to be funny but I think that final wish was ignored. This movie took some of my favorite actors and brought my respect of them down about ten pegs. Just awful immature horse manure.

00/100

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Movie 43 (2013)

21 and Over

The Hangover set in college. Apparently Jon Lucas and Scott Moore only know how to write movies about getting drunk and causing trouble and that was basically the entire plot of this movie. There were a few funny parts but this movie is very forgettable. Justin Chon was a really funny drunk as his friends drag him about the film like he was in Weekend at Bernie’s. The plot was probably the worst as the whole point was trying to find Chon’s address so he could get some sleep for an interview.

63/100

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21 and Over (2013)

The Brass Teapot

I loved the concept of this movie. Juno Temple plays a woman who steals a Brass Teapot from an antique store and soon finds out that money appears in it every time she feels pain. So she starts off small banging her ankle on the table leg and then graduates to luring child molesters to a shallow grave. There is a lot of comedy in this film but it gets lost somewhere. It is still pretty enjoyable and I can’t tell you what’s wrong with this movie but maybe it just requires a second viewing.

72/100

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The Brass Teapot (2012)

Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond reborn. Daniel Craig was an amazing James Bond in this series reboot. Not only was the action very fast and hard hitting but Craig adds more depth to the character of Bond. The biggest negative of this movie is that it is very long and at times felt like it had multiple endings until the credits finally start rolling. Still, I’m willing to overlook the length because the film was a lot of fun. The poker scene is my favorite and Eva Green is one of the best Bond girls out there.

93/100

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Casino Royale (2006)

The Last Exorcism Part II

A sad disappointment compared to the first film. I did like that they moved away from the found footage documentary style and ditched the shaky camera footage. I also still really like Ashley Bell in the lead. The movie just didn’t go anywhere interesting like the last one did. I’m not sure if they are making this into a trilogy, I hope they do so I can at least have the satisfaction of a proper ending to this story. Pretty bad writing and directing. Very forgettable.

58/100

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The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

The Last Exorcism

A pretty good exorcism movie, the shaky camera did bother me at times, especially in the final moments of the film. I did like the initial setup that a Pastor that doesn’t believe in God continues to do exorcisms to just help out people he believes are having psychological problems. They also do a great job of setting up a lot of doubt whether this girl is actually possessed or faking it to get out of the trouble she is in. Ashley Bell did a wonderful acting job, we’ll see how the sequel goes.

75/100

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The Last Exorcism (2010)