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: 2.0

Sparkle (2012)

Seven years after the success of Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), Hollywood studios have finally figured out that Tyler Perry might be on…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Spring Breakers (2013)

People often joke that the damned are better off than the souls destined for heaven because “hell is where the party’s at”. The saying (or…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

Don’t let the more supercilious Trekkies fool you: the reason we still celebrate the original Star Trek series nearly fifty years after its inception has…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

To say Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is better than its two predecessors would be missing the point. What matters is that…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Step Up 3D (2010)

Don’t let the adverts fool you. Step Up 3D is a fantasy film. Where else but in an Adam Shankman produced fantasy could you find…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Step Up Revolution (2012)

After Step Up 3D (2010) took the next step in dance movie awesomeness, Step Up Revolution, a.k.a. Step Up 4: Miami Heat, feels like a…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Sunshine (2007)

Movies like Danny Boyle’s Sunshine should be on the endangered species list. Their ecosystem is being ravaged by box-office predators with bloated budgets, endless action…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Super 8 (2011)

This review does not discuss the plot of Super 8. Writer-director J.J. Abrams and the Paramount marketing team have gone through such lengths to conceal…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Long-time readers know that, despite my hosting a show called Don’t F with the Original, I generally don’t mind remakes and revivals putting their own…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.0

Terror Vision (1986)

If Ted Nicolaou’s Terror Vision had legs, I’d call it a walking contradiction. Here is a horror comedy both lazy and creative that manages to…

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