099. 05/30 – Dead Snow 2* – I liked the first one a lot but this was even better. The budget seemed to be a lot higher and they put the extra funds to good use. The Nazi Zombies even have a tank in this one! (cinema) 8/10
089. 05/17 – Godzilla (2014)* I had been waiting anxiously for this since it was announced. I could have done with more Kaiju battle footage but it was great regardless. Time to finally bury the turd that was the 1998 GINO! (Cinema) 8/10
090. 05/17 – Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law* – I like a lot of Spanish comedy but this did nothing for me. Strange, because I am a big Santiago Segura fan. (Netflix) 4/10
091. 05/17 – Witching and Bitching* – Now THIS is a Spanish comedy! Alex de la Iglesia’s latest is about some criminals on the run who meet up with a coven of witches. Great fun! (Cinema) 8/10
I didn’t post on Sunday because I only watched three films. Since I watched a couple more I thought I’d do this mid-week rather than a huge one next Sunday.
083. 04/25 – Kid Cannabis* – Decent crime film with weed based gangsters instead of the usual cocaine/crack/heroin movies. (VOD) 6/10
084. 04/25 – Hide Your Smiling Faces* – Very interesting film about how a town (mainly the brothers pictured below) copes after a tragedy. Pacing is a bit slow at times but there are some excellent visuals. (VOD) 7/10
085. 04/26 – Wolf Creek 2* – I liked it just as much as the first. Ryan Corr is excellent as the serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor. (VOD) 7/10
086. 04/29 – Pacific Rim – I have nothing further to say. I can watch this over and over. (Bluray) 9/10
###. 04/30 – Gravity – Apart from some glaring physic issues for the sake of drama this is great on the 3rd go-around. Excellent 3D, even on my 55” TV. (Bluray) 8/10
078. 04/18 – The Protector 2* (VOD) 3/10 – WTF happened to Tony Jaa? Once a badass he has now been reduced to a co-star to bad CGI and slow fight cinematography. Don’t waste your money.
###. 04/19 – The Raid 2 (Cinema) 9/10 – Quite possibly the best martial arts actioner ever. Take everything that made the first one great, turn it up to 11 and add some seriously cool characters and you have the sequel. The ending fight is going to be hard to top, so much badassery! Iko Uwais is the man to beat now.
079. 04/19 – Merantau* (VOD) 7/10 – While Gareth Evans’ earlier film (also starring Iko Uwais) isn’t as action packed as The Raid films it was cinematically brilliant. Great use of colors, some very cool shots and a decent amount of ass kicking.
080. 04/19 – Knights of Badassdom* (VOD) 6/10 – Fairly funny film about some LARP nerds who accidentally summon an ancient succubus who they must battle. Some great D and D references will bring a laugh t older players.
081. 04/20 – El Clon de Hitler* (bootleg) 2/10 – Straight to video turd from Mexico about a Hitler clone who runs a gang in Mexico. Just horrible.
082. 04/20 – Paycheck to Paycheck* (HBO) 7/10 – Documentary on the single mother of three young children barely getting by.