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Oblivion
Oblivion (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The plotline may have very well been created in a game of Mad Libs with a sci-fi buzzwords theme. That's not to say the execution of realizing Oblivion was done poorly on the cast or crew's part but it's not usually a good sign when I immediately know the movie has "peaked" because my wife woke up for that part.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This movie is about as unpredictable as the days of the week but it's predictable in an enjoyable way. Nick Cage is a great actor and unlike the first one, they didn't forget that this time around.

Nick Cage eventually loses his powers and for the first time in the series, the action sequences involved something besides the Ghost Rider demonstrating that he had the biggest guns in town. There was a sense of peril and helplessness this time, room for character growth and although it was easy to miss the flimsy explanation that made it make any sense, the ancient story-telling tradition of the hero's death and rebirth made a brief appearance.

Oh yeah, and just because it was so bad the first time, I think the Ghost Rider's dialogue being reduced to a bare minimum is worthy of praise. Lots and lots of praise.

The Conjuring
The Conjuring (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Cheap ploys to rake in dumb audiences with promises of a true story, audience reactions in the trailers and a shameless, unverifiable claim of basis on a true story earned my undying disdain and of course raked in money from the very lowest common denominator of society. Naturally, my sister was ecstatic and dragged me to it.

The first 30-45 minutes are just as cliche and pandering as you'd expect. I even gave serious weight to the consideration that the horror-angle was simply a marketing ploy and I was actually watching a bad, independent film about a family moving into a new house and getting used to the sounds it makes and the broken clock. It wasn't. In fact, once the pace finally picks up, it's a very fun movie that gave some serious thought to the mechanisms that are behind the strange activities.

The only thing to note here is that at its heart, this is a posession/exorcism movie and much like its marketing, the movie is ultimately capitalizing on mainstream belief systems to make money so if you are objected to any of those things, I would not suggest spending money on this movie.

Dredd
Dredd (2012)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Ever wondered what it would be like if Die Hard happened in a futuristic dystopia and wasn't as good?