1. “Dragon Eyes (2012)” movie review.

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    "Dragon Eyes" wasn't very well received by those who bothered watching it and I can certainly see why. The script is a mess, Cung Le can't act, Van Damme is underutilized, the visual style is unappealing and the ending is terrible, but...I saw effort. I felt like the filmmakers were trying their hardest to deliver an engaging story and have a unique look, but it just wasn't working out. I respect that, although I'll also admit that the abundance of pretty cool fight scenes allowed me to admire its strengths without getting bored.
  2. “Black Lion (1992)” movie review.

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    "Black Lion" seems to have been intended to be a pilot for some sort of series, as it doesn't explain anything, but the ending promises that all will be revealed in 'time'...except that 'in time' never happened. Yet the only reason anyone should be watching this is for the gore and unintentional hilarity- and "Black Lion" gives us lots of both.
  3. “Bait (2012)” movie review.

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    "Bait" gave me some awesome stuff to chew on: The creative premise, excellent set design, good animatronic shark effects, effective suspense and grotesque violence. But I had to spit out some unsavory seeds, such as crappy character writing, melodramatic drama, inconsistent CGI and a bi-polar tone.
  4. “Scream (1981)” movie review.

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    "Scream (1981)" boldly defied the slasher conventions and sometimes it really works in the films favor- delivering a creepy, thoroughly atmospheric experience. But usually...it's just kind of boring.
  5. “Ragnarok (2013)” movie review.

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    Whether I stamp my seal of approval on "Ragnarok" or not, you should consider the possibility that your own definition of 'family friendly' might not coincide with the opinions of Norway, netflix or myself. I was surprised at how scary this monster flick could be, but I can't embrace it as a definite success thanks to its reliance on obnoxious cliches.