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Noah
Noah (2014)
9 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Powerful performances make this version of the Biblical story of Noah decent. Aronofsky, who wrote as well as directed, took much in the way of dramatic license with the story. However, taking the movie as entertainment and not a Biblical treatise, the movie works. A man's struggle between his heart and the will of the Creator is at the core, and Crowe is stoic and strong in his portrayal of the titular character. Better than average.

Haunt
Haunt (2014)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I was pleasantly surprised by the indie supernatural horror movie. A family, coincidentally made up of the same number of children and of the same genders, moves into a house in which the previous family (all but 1) ended up dead. The community says the house is haunted and the surviving member of the family is insane. Evan, the 18 year old son, falls for a neighborhood girl who is beaten by her drunk father nearly nightly. She begins staying over; she and Evan begin trying to contact the dead. The spiritual antics begin... There a couple of decent jump scares, some fairly good effects for a low budget movie, and creepy atmosphere. The ending is foreshadowed, more than once, and the story holds up logically. Could have been better, but good for what it is.

Seconds Apart
Seconds Apart (2011)
2 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A supernatural horror from AfterDark that actually works - twins with telekinetic abilities perpetrating evil in a grand experiment to feel some sort of emotion for the acts they carry out. The twins are stronger when working together, however a young lady inserts herself between them and the bond begins to break... not ground breaking horror, but it has good gore effects, builds atmosphere and produces a believable enough storyline that you can roll with. One of the production company's better efforts.

The Task
The Task (2011)
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is one of the most uninspired, unoriginal supernatural horror movies I've seen. There are no scares (not even the jump variety), no tension is built, no cool slayings, not much gore factor; very little mayhem occurs on screen - this could have been rated PG-13 if not for the voluminous blood flow in one scene. The lifeless acting is scarier than the movie. Total crap from AfterDark. Sad.

The Last 5 Years
9 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A quirky musical in which the relationship of this married couple is examined by both halves, completely in song. She begins at the end of the struggling marriage, while he begins at the beginning. Kendrick is a favorite of mine; I'll watch her in anything and most often love it. Jordan is new to me, but he has a great voice and had good chemistry with Kendrick. A different concept in storytelling made this a fresh take on a romantic drama.