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Don't Breathe
Don't Breathe (2016)
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I came in with high expectations. Honestly, from the set-up my expectations were instantly lowered. It started with the recycled basics of the plot. Then the hackneyed acting, which usually I'll forgive a film like this for, but it never gets any better. The midpoint "twist" was completely ridiculous, and ultimately pointless. And once the gimmick of the film has worn off, it's mostly just rinse and repeat... or get trapped, can't find a key, improvise exit, and repeat. I was actually rooting for the old man in this one. Anyways, "Don't Breathe" is the longest 90 minute movie I have seen in a long time. Reviewed 12/3/16. Rated 2 out of 5 stars.

Safety Not Guaranteed
7 days ago via Flixster

This well-paced, offbeat dramedy with a pure and simple plot is hands down one of the best indie films I've seen this year. Brilliantly written and carried out well by Duplass, Plaza, and Johnson. This film keeps the viewer on it's toes, even with the limited budget, and it never looks back. Despite what some may say about the final set piece, it was built up well enough to where it worked for me. While the comedy is never there in droves, nor will the humor have you on the floo -- when the funny does come, it's with a set-up and a clever punch. This is not one to skip over because you don't recognize the actors. In fact, that might be the very reason to see it. Reviewed 11/2/12. Rated 4.25 out of 5.