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Dracula Untold
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Dracula's retold origin story, with very few ties to the historical character or Stoker's sources, as an action-packed medieval adventure with a few horror aspects. The special effects are great and there are a few (visually) outstanding scenes, with its short running time, the film could hardly bore you if it tried. That being said, it also feels pretty shallow, staying one rather predictable paths just aiming for the sequel that may never come in the end. There is some unused potential here, one has to wonder why the film didn't take the time to breathe and add some depth to its characters and story.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The movie reboot of the classic spy TV show both benefits and suffers from its director's trademark style. Split screen, odd music choices (which sometimes aim a little too close to Tarantino's style), quirky banter between characters, it all works for some of the scenes. In others it feels like style won over substance and it stops you from getting excited about things. Overall, the film is pretty entertaining and especially the actresses deliver memorable performances. But with Richie a little less jerking off to his own style, this could have been even better.

Elvis & Nixon
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's hard to say how much of this meeting is actually based on facts, and how much is fantasy. The two historical figures are not exactly portrayed very flatteringly, but is fun to see two acting giants like Spacey and Shannon meet. Their conversation is pretty quirky, just like the entire film, but not exactly laugh-out-loud-funny. That makes for an entertaining tale but not an entirely memorable one.

Legend
Legend (2015)
8 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The story of the infamous Kray twin gangsters relies entirely on its leading man Hardy in a double and he truly does deliver. The plot is always entertaining although it follows the mob standards, but things never get too exciting either. I guess true events sometimes do that. Still, Hardy's performance makes it all worth while.

The Voices
The Voices (2015)
9 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Very dark comedy about a psychotic man hearing his animals talk and channeling it in murdering women. The story starts out somewhat light-hearted with the talking cat and all, but gets more gloomy by the minute. While that was the creators' intention, it's hard to enjoy the result. It's too tragic to laugh and to funny to be emotionally invested. It doesn't help that the film ends with a musical performance by the characters, alive and dead.