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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★

    I am convinced that Marvel writes its scripts like a fill in the blank mad lib. Simply insert character names, stupid jokes and catchphrases, and a cut scene after the credits loosely tying the pointless mess we just saw to the Avengers sequel , so Marvel can make even more money off of that. The incredibly predictable and ridiculous plot with gaping holes, boring action sequences, terrible dialogue, heavy handed patriotic themes and social commentary, bad guys who can't aim,…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    This is really a strange little movie. I can throw around a few adjectives to describe it such as sadistic, brutal, and horrifying. Of course being these things is the goal of a horror movie, and I could go on for a very long time about why us masochists subject ourselves to these things. I won't, but I will say I find thrill and enjoyment in being scared. However not all horror movies are created equal. Alfred Hitchcock once said,…

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  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2

    ★★★★★

    Very rarely does a movie come along that takes the action genre from mindless explosions and predictable plots, to something that can only be categorized as art. Never has violence been portrayed in such an honest and brutal manner, and yet The Raid 2 possess an eloquence to its action sequences, that gives them a maturity far beyond what is usually expected from a movie like this. Gareth Evans has created a masterwork that is the best action movie I've…

  • Noah

    Noah

    ★★★★

    Noah is a film that I've struggled to define. It certainly has the look and feel of a modern blockbuster, with lots of stomping giants, big disasters, and people punching each other. Noah doesn't distinguish itself with its action sequences or special effects. These things take up a lot of Noah's length, and while they aren't bad, we've seen it many times before.

    The familiar story from the book of Genesis is expanded quite a bit to fit the film's…