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: 0.5

Paranoia (2013)

In describing Paranoia, I suppose I could deprecate its uninspired plot about a struggling software engineer coerced into industrial espionage, or I could bemoan the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.0

Paranormal Activity (2007)

I don’t understand the success of Paranormal Activity, which has officially replaced the Saw flicks as the Halloween franchise to beat. Admittedly, it’s turned out…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

Some of you may recall that the original Paranormal Activity (2007) left me somewhat underwhelmed. Still, I can’t help but admire how the bigwigs at…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.5

Parker (2013)

It occurs to me that Jason Statham only stars in two kinds of movies, largely in equal measure: moronic B-grade action flicks like The Transporter…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

To get a sense of what Gore Verbinski achieved when he turned a Disneyland ride into a successful movie franchise, one needs only look at…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Premium Rush (2012)

It’s amazing how much the right casting can elevate a production. Consider the character of Wilee in Premium Rush, a thrill-seeking bike courier who, after…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Princess Protection Program (2009)

Ever since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs hit the silver screen in 1937, the Walt Disney company has cultivated our daughters’ curious desire to…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Prom Night (1980)

If you threw Halloween (1978), Carrie (1976), and Black Christmas (1974) into a blender and then dropped a great big bucket of tar into the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.0

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990)

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss strikes me as somewhat of an oddity and, more to the point, a lost opportunity. The horror genre brims…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1992)

I mentioned in my review of Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990) the oddity of a horror franchise starting off with a hit, following…

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