Patrick (2013)

Patrick (2013)

★½☆☆ – (2013) – A nurse is hired to care for a comatose patient who has psychic ties to the outside world. An idea that barely worked the first time around is brought to the digital age with little results. Characters are weak and their motives fare worse.

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See No Evil 2

See No Evil 2

★★☆☆ – (2014) – Medical personnel deal with the arrival of a thought-dead serial killer. Spends too much time setting up characters who never amount to much, and only builds on the emptiness of the original by pretending it’s Halloween II. Brutal, but hardly effective.

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Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

Wrong Turn 6

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A group of friends breaking in an inherited estate absorb the plight of the manor’s past. A lost series that now finds wooded mutants involved in a cult. The nudity is okay, but the violence is lacking.

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Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio

★½☆☆ – (2012) – A sound technician on his first horror movie discovers the subject matter is truer than anticipated. Okay for the banter between dysfunctional characters, but after a while the the same scenes appear to repeat themselves. Moves at a crawl and lacks a coherent point.

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★★☆☆ – (2013) – Friends reuniting at a dinner party turn against themselves while a comet passes overhead. The yuppie characters are hard to feel for, but watching them take less-than-threatening circumstances so seriously lends some enjoyment. More silly than subjective, but does amuse.

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★★½☆ – (2013) – A man with a keen ability to find the truth in others tries solving the murder of his first and only love. Speaks volumes for the pain of losing a reason to live to those deemed trustworthy, but the supernatural impact grandually gives way to common corn. Sadly, the fantastic drama becomes too familiar.

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The Purge: Anarchy

Purge 2, The

★★☆☆ – (2014) – The unfortunately stranded, with help from an armed stranger, try to survive a night where humanity is allowed to kill. Explores the premise all but ignored in the original, but is nothing more than a means to say poor people in America need assistance. Formulaic nonsense where cliches replace logic.

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Leprechaun: Origins

Leprechaun Origins

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A group of friends touring Ireland encounter an unwanted legend. Aims for suspense by hiding the titular creature until the end, and getting there is a grueling chore. Never tense, never purposeful, and never shows signs of connecting to the original series.

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We Are What We Are (2010)

We Are What We Are (2010)

★★★☆ – (2010) – A modern family struggles to keep up with the cannibalism that rules their lives. Drab early on, but gradually become more engaging when the family’s desperation spreads throughout its members. Packed with impressive and unpredictable twists.

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A Good Marriage

Good Marriage, A

★★☆☆ – (2014) – A woman discovers clues that may prove her husband’s an active serial killer. The story has moments of progressive force, but the pacing is uneven, the acting sub par, and the outcome frustratingly bland. Misses the mark in most every area of successful movie making.

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