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Army of Darkness
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Army of Darkness is extremely tongue-in-cheek, cheesy, and corny dark comedy/horror. But the movie was never intended to be serious. It's campy in all the ways the first two Evil Dead movies were, but it was meant to be more of a standalone flick. While it doesn't pull any new rabbits out of the hat figuratively speaking; the pacing, special effects, and charm of Bruce Campbell are enough to make the picture work. This movie has to be taken at face value. Its one-liners and bad acting are what make the movie what it is. It would be more than awful if there was any decent acting. It's supposed to be ridiculous, over the top, and childish. It's just good fun! Sit back and prepare to laugh.

The Departed
The Departed (2006)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

An all star cast in which none of the talent is wasted. Scorsese takes a familiar script in the world of mobsters, but exercises it with verve and vision. Wahlberg and Damon have never been better than this. DiCaprio's role is one that runs rich with threads of atonement, but his eventual fall coupled with the impact of his character on the storyline has greater depth than any other character present and takes an emotional toll on the viewer that lingers long after the credits roll. Nicholson adds a sense of accomplishment to the film that only he can provide. There is not a dull character to be found and this is the heart of great filmmaking.

Prometheus (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The result of "Prometheus" is a combination of a brain freeze from drinking a Slurpee too fast and waking up in a bath tub full of ice. "Prometheus" creates more questions than it answers and plot holes are more apparent than the deep black of space, but it still has some pizazz despite its flaws. Fassbender plays a good role, but ultimately his character suffers from some character flaws that defy his very programming, and no known motives for his actions, which is a major plot device of the movie and also predominently the most vague and confusing. To say that this film is a "mind-f*ck" is an understatement.