Category: Verdict: 2.0

The piece is noticeably flawed, but it remains bearable. Its faults are more distracting than offensive.

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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

In retrospect, I don’t think a sequel to Kick-Ass could ever have worked. After all, the 2010 super-hero satire owes much of its charm…

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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…

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Nikita 1.01: Pilot

Amanda: “What does the butterfly on your back mean if not transformation?” I don’t envy the creative team behind Nikita. Like V, the series…

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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…

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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…

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Revolution 1.01: Pilot

NBC’s Revolution opens with a somewhat exciting teaser (if you’re into that sort of thing) in which all technology across the world ceases to work, leaving the human race

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Moth Diaries (2012)

Already, before her film has even come out, a number of gore hounds, guys in particular, have accused Mary Harron of further diluting the…

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