Enemy (2013)

Only your enemy could make a film this confusing. Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal are back at it again after the very well made movie Prisoners. This film isn’t nearly as good though. A murky plot that leads to only more questions really hurts the film. It also drags on and on at times. I honestly almost gave this no points until I read a few theories on what this movie is actually about. Which you shouldn’t have to do once a movie has finished if they were good at story telling. I don’t mind a puzzle, but I want those puzzle pieces to fit together. Sarah Gadon and Melanie Laurent are gorgeous and add a lot to the film. Jake does a good job in a dual role. I just wish the movie was a bit easier to follow and had less arachnids.

67/100

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

At least this one had some more activity than the last installment! I found this one to be quite interesting, but I guess anything seems better after seeing Paranormal Activity 4. This one was better because it was less like the originals and more like a great found footage movie called Chronicle. I liked how once he is “marked” he gains some interesting powers. I felt like the Simon game used as a Ouija board was interesting, until they over used it. Most of the actors were pretty likeable and funny. A much better film in the series, unfortunately compared to the rest of every horror film it still falls flat.

53/100

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Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

It’s more normal than paranormal. This film was quite a bore. I had to keep myself from falling asleep several times. It also has an annoying amount of advertising within the film “Hey, want to see something cool the XBOX KINECT does?” That was just one of the many blatant advertisements written into the script. Yuck. I thought Kathryn Newton was fun to watch but everyone else was forgettable. It may be a shorter length film, but it feels longer than some 3 hour movies I’ve watched. At this point, these films are being made to make money and not to tell a good story. I’d skip this one.

3/100

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Club Dread (2004)

Bill Paxton sings. That is the first thing you should know about this film. Everything else is irrelevant. Well, if you don’t dread the fact of hearing Paxton test out his pipes, you’ll find yourself a pretty funny comedy and a slightly creepy horror film. It’s not strong in either category but together it produces a decently fun time. Honestly I just watched this because of Bill Paxton, and I have a slight love for the comedy troupe that did this film. It is a bit raunchy at times and a few jokes fall flat. There is also some strong scenes of gore. The ending is quite hilarious. Judging by the outtakes the actors had a great time making this film.

71/100

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Frailty (2001)

There is nothing frail about Bill Paxton’s direction in this thriller. The one thing that might have been lacking was a faster pace that the movie could move at. Still, once you get to the end, you find that everything starts fitting into place like a puzzle that’s almost finished and then you find that missing piece under the table. Once it clicks you smile as the film has a pretty cool ending. Paxton is always amazing in what he does but it was neat to see something he also directed. McConaughey did well in a relatively small role, but the ax named OTIS stole the show. Put on your special angelic work gloves and grab a shovel because there is work to be done! Check this one out!

82/100

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22 Jump Street (2014)

I was having a serious catch 22 moment about this film. Is it better than the first? Could a sequel possibly be better than the original? In this case, yes. Jump 22 had me rolling on the floor with laughter, I’m still picking pieces of popcorn out of my clothes from rolling around down there. The relationship between Hill and Tatum is just fantastic. Ice Cube had a MUCH better role and the newly added cast members shone brighter than a yellow lambro. I could go on and on about all the funny scenes but I suggest you just go and see this right away. This also has one of the best closing credit sequences of all time. You can tell the cast had a great time throughout the film and the audience was having just as good of a time. SOMETHING COOL!

89/100

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

The laces were out in this excellent comedy. Jim Carrey was one of the kings of comedy in the 90’s. He dominated all the big comedic movies. This is definitely one of his better films. It’s A LOT better than the sequel. There ares as many funny jokes as there are animals in the film. I still quote this movie on a regular basis. Sean Young and Courteney Cox both were great female cast members. The scene in the dolphin tank with the reporters is probably one of my favorite scenes. This one is just so easy to watch, I could watch it all the time.

88/100

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