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Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first; no, The Hobbit does not show justification for being broken into three movies, let alone the run time of this one. Yes, it’s still absolutely worth seeing. Peter Jackson’s decision to … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: Iron Sky

There are a couple of movies I’ve reviewed here that I’ve given better grades than they may have deserved, based on their sheer audacity to exist. Iron Sky is such a film. The product of a metal musician from Finland … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: The Last Stand

It makes sense that Jee-woon Kim’s first film for an American studio is a film like The Last Stand. Previously, he has probably been most well known for his “Eastern Western,” The Good, The Bad and The Weird. Set in … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: Dentention

How does one even attempt to describe the film Detention? It’s as if Grant Morrison had been contracted to write the script for Not Another Teen Movie, which was then directed by the speed-riddled, zombie corpse of Bob Clampett. Try … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: Django Unchained

To say Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s crack at Blazing Saddles is the highest praise I can put upon it. In both cases, Mel Brooks and Tarantino in turn used the genre of the Western to push our faces in … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: The Hunger Games

Watching the adaptation of the super-popular teen book series The Hunger Games,I was struck by how similar it is to a number of other things. The urban-versas-rural, nigh anti-Federalist leanings of the plot reminded me heavily of Firefly and it’s … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: The Grey

I remember hearing Patton Oswalt talk once about how Denzel Washington deserved his Oscar for Training Day because he elevated the material at hand through his performance. The same argument could be made for Liam Neeson’s fantastic turn in The … Continue reading

Kent’s Damned Movie Reviews: Paranorman

Stop-motion animators sure love creepy stuff. Granted, it’s a great medium for the weird. I even had a (somewhat now dissipated) phobia of Claymation growing up because of a movie I saw called The Adventures of Mark Twain. I had … Continue reading