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Prowl
Prowl (2011)
2 years ago via Flixster
½

Surprisingly awesome vampire movie. I've been burned by the After Dark series before, but this had everything. It keeps its story simple. Teenagers journey far from home and are soon hunted down. It's nice to see a group of smart and funny young adults that don't deserve a punching. They even take precautions when accepting a ride from a truck-driver. Huzzah! The photography is very impressive. It all feels diluted, but in a dark and stylized way. It's almost comforting at first. The jumps and the gore that follow are fairly standard, but still effective. Some fine performances really capture the fear, frustration, and chaos, and it was nice to see one of the vampires scared at one point. It's short but sweet.

Adventures of the Penguin King 3D
3 years ago via Flixster

I adore penguins, I love them with all my heart. So after I received the Blu-ray for Christmas, I just had to set up all of my cuddly toy penguins on the sofa so we could watch this together. It was a great experience to see such stunning photography in beautiful resolution. Those familiar with penguins wont be too surprised by anything in this documentary, but Attenborough's voice echoes with authority. The film also contains some extraordinarily delicate moments such as penguin realising the egg he has been incubating is actually a rock. I just wanted to curl up and cry. Seeing these creatures in their natural habitat really does slap a smile on my face and I hope to see more penguin documentaries in the future. It's a heartwarming tale about a penguin finding love and raising his child.

A Good Day To Die Hard
3 years ago via Flixster
½

John McClane is back, well at least Bruce Willis is, whether he's playing McClane or not is highly debatable, in this run of the mill sub-par action effort. McClane travels to Russia to see his son who turns out to be a CIA agent. Immediately we're thrust into a car chase that has no engagement because we are unaware of certain plot particulars. There's also a section that makes McClane unlikable as he jumps in front of a car, knocks out the understandably angry driver, and then makes a slightly xenophobic comment about not understanding him. Sure it's fast, but due to poor editing and a lack of context I had no idea what was going on or why I should care. This could be applied to the entire plot. There are some excellent moments of father/son dialogue and bonding, with a few laugh out loud humorous quips, but it just isn't enough. McClane was once the action hero everyman. He wasn't an invincible Schwarzenegger or Stallone character, WIllis was best known for his role in a sitcom at the time, so here he's lost everything that made him unique. If you like boring action with no consequence, and twists that are easy to spot, then you may like this. Otherwise you'll be annoyed it has the Die Hard name on it.