Category: Verdict: 2.5

Though technically sound, the piece fails to resonate emotionally, making for a bland experience.

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Bear with me. I’m going somewhere with this. Back in 1993, when NBC announced its concept for the first ever Star Trek spinoff, I…

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Monte Carlo (2011)

Sometimes it helps not to know too much about a production before reviewing it. Take, for example, Tom Bezucha’s Monte Carlo, which tells of…

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New Year’s Eve (2011)

One of my favourite holiday films to this day remains Richard Curtis’ Love Actually (2003), in which an extended cast of characters prepares for…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Posted in Miscellaneous Show Verdict: 2.5

Ringer 1.01: Pilot

Going by the commercials, one might think Ringer a thriller in the vein of The Prisoner. In fact, the show is a lurid soap opera with noir

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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…

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Silent House (2012)

Given its success overseas, I suppose it was only a matter of time before Hollywood popped out a remake of La Casa Muda (2010),…

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Robert Rodriguez once mentioned that he likes to pace his movies for the video market, expecting viewers to forgo the overall narrative experience and…

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