Category: Movie Review

Dimitri shares his thoughts on the new movies opening in theatres as well as new DVD releases, long forgotten classics, and hidden gems from the vault.

Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Man on a Ledge (2012)

I often wonder why Sam Worthington keeps landing starring roles. Sure, he’s got chiseled abs, a perfect chin, and enough charisma to get noticed on…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Men in Black 3 (2012)

In the last couple years, Will Smith has tried so hard to distance himself from his nineties’ Will Smith persona that I’d all but forgotten…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Monte Carlo (2011)

Sometimes it helps not to know too much about a production before reviewing it. Take, for example, Tom Bezucha’s Monte Carlo, which tells of three…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.0

Music Store Massacre (2014)

Contrary to what Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez would have us believe, the essence of exploitation cinema lies in the filmmakers’ reckless abandon, not their…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

New Year’s Eve (2011)

One of my favourite holiday films to this day remains Richard Curtis’ Love Actually (2003), in which an extended cast of characters prepares for Christmas…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Night of the Demons 2 (1994)

It is, I admit, difficult for me to explain my affection for Night of the Demons 2, let alone justify it. In many ways, the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Night of the Living Dorks (2004)

I’ll level with you. German humour tends to fly over my head. It’s broad and offbeat, and I understand how it appeals to some, but…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Now You See Me (2013)

The success of a heist movie is predicated on one notion: our longing to be the smartest person in the room. The thrill of a…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Oblivion (2013)

I’d be remiss in my review of Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion if I didn’t spend at least a few words begrudging the film’s promotional spots. I…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

I don’t envy the filmmakers behind Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful. It’s not that I consider expanding the universe of The Wizard of Oz…

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