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: 1.5

Rocky IV (1985)

If Rocky III (1982) lacks a heart, Rocky IV is missing a brain. This movie is so stupid it’s got a robot in it, and…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Rubber (2010)

You know that guy (or girl) in college who’d come up with all these great ideas but then always find a profound philosophical reason not…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Ruby Sparks (2012)

It strikes me as a fair bit of irony that Ruby Sparks, a fictional character even within her own story, would come across as the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Safe (2012)

You can’t judge a book by its cover, and you shouldn’t judge a movie by its commercials. Take Safe for example. Its trailer shows Jason…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)

If urban Canadian youth were made into a video game, it would look something like Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Adapted from the comic book…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Scream (1996)

Slashers don’t get much better than Scream. Directed by long-time master of suspense Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, Grand Poobah of pop culture…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Scream 2 (1997)

Scream 2 uses a simple argument as its starting point: sequels are by design creatively bankrupt cash grabs that can only shame the original on…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.0

Scream 3 (2000)

The same way Scream (1996) toyed with the conventions of the slasher genre and Scream 2 (1997) with those of the sequel, Scream 3 claims…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Scream 4 (2011)

People often ask what I think of “torture porn” flicks like Saw (2004) and Hostel (2005). As it turns out, I feel the same as…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

I hate it when would-be cinephiles say stuff like, “Clearly, the filmmakers didn’t know where they were going with the story, so they cobbled up…

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