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Week In Review: 10/6/13

Movies I Watched This Week

1) Scream 4 - This sorta seemed like the kind of movie a bunch of out of touch old people would make about children because all the young kids had way more tech than they would be capable of operating and the main characters from the previous movies were sidelined for the sake of a younger, less interesting cast.  Oh, yeah, and there's murders or something.  I don't know.  This was a pretty crappy movie.

My Rating: 2 / 5

2) Room 237 - At last, definitive proof that most literary academia is on par with conspiracy theorists and whack-jobs.  Watch it while it's on Netflix Instant - it's well worth your time.

My Rating: 4 / 5

3) Intruders - I swear to God, I was paying attention, but I didn't really know what was going on until like an hour into this thing.  I'm not sure if that speaks more to incompetence on my part or the editor's.  Either way, not a good one.  Spoiler alert - this is another one of those horror movies where the hero / victim saves themselves not through any actual effort, but just by believing in themselves.  What a bunch of bullshit.

My Rating: 2 / 5

4) Sorcerer - Holy crap, this was tense.  I've never seen anything so sweaty or dirty before, either.  This is one hell of a movie - do not watch it if you're about to go on a road trip through the mountains, or if you were just in a car accident.  You might hurt your brain.

My Rating: 4 / 5

5) Apollo 18 - Along with Scream 4 and Intruders, this completes the trilogy of boring horror movies I saw this week.  Apollo 18 is only slightly better than the other two because it's the shortest and at least has a couple of good visuals.  Even so, I can't recommend this one - the only thing worse than a toothless horror movie is a toothless horror movie that pretends to be "totally real, you guyz" and takes itself seriously.

My Rating: 2.5 / 5

6) V/H/S 2 - I wasn't a huge fan of the first one, but I knew I had to see this one when I found out that Gareth Evans directed a segment.  The other three segments aren't terrible (except maybe the last one), but they're mostly forgettable.  Safe Haven, on the other hand, is incredible - everything I could've hoped for from a found-footage horror short, really.  If you're not sold on horror movies, do yourself a favor and watch that segment by itself.

My Rating: 3 / 5 (Overall)

7) The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - This movie got crapped on a lot by the critics and the Internet alike.  I feel it was more than a bit undeserved, though.  Certainly this was not an excellent movie: predictable and frequently unfunny.  Even so, it had enough laughs, a good spirit, and great performances from its entire cast.  I guess I just don't understand how we can live in a world where Burt Wonderstone gets a 5.9 on IMDb and something even more predictable and retarded like Star Trek Into Darkness gets a 7.9.  Y'all are full of shit, The Internet.

My Rating: 3 / 5

Total: 7 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing

1) The Search for David Wittmore - About 3 hours.

Total: 3 hours

The Winner:  Movies...

So... anybody else out there doing one horror a day this month?