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: 3.0

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

I find it difficult to discuss Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation without getting into the details of its troubled production. Initially set for release…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Getaway (2013)

Getaway starts with an impressive exercise in economy of language as Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) steals a souped-up Mustang under duress from a mysterious voice…

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

I don’t envy the makers of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to a critical flop based on a comic book that’s been limping…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Gremlins (1984)

Even though Christmas day itself is typically used as a dumping ground for films on which studios have all but given up, we each have…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy comes just in the nick of time for the Marvel cinematic franchise. I used to think super-hero sequels inherently superior on…

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Gut (2012)

Some may find it odd that I keep bringing up my irrational love for B-level entertainment, yet seldom mention low-budget independent cinema. After all, fringe…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Halloween II (2009)

Though I’d never much cared for Rob Zombie’s films, I was excited when I heard he’d be heading the 2007 Halloween remake. I thought the…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Unlike Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and the slew of hipsters attending midnight screenings of Troll 2 (1990), I don’t appreciate B-movies ironically. I genuinely love…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Haywire (2012)

Ever noticed how quickly the words “Tarantino rip-off” come out whenever a filmmaker pays homage to B-level action thrillers from the seventies, has hardboiled criminals…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

When horror hounds speak of “the original Hellraiser”, they often mean both the 1987 thriller and its follow-up Hellbound: Hellraiser II, not realising the latter…

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