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Venom (2018) - 3/5 - Once again proving movie critics are pretentious assholes. 35 from critics, 6.3 from users. 7.0 on IMDB. Great, fun action packed movie. Tom Hardy is excellent and commits completely. Venom is very funny. Can't wait for Venom 2.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270797/
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Chris Potter

The Predator (2018) - 2/5 - I like Shane Black's writing but this is as bad as they say. 20 percent of the dialogue is great, the other 80 percent is written by a 12 year old boy. Mediocre CG and action. Lackluster direction. Too many quirky characters.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3829266/
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Chris Potter

The Chaser (2008) - 3/5 - I like the Pimp, ex-detective, lead's acting and internal conflict. The antagonist is suitably menacing and charming at the same time. The final victim kill however left me torn. It's very upsetting. Good but difficult to watch.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190539/
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Chris Potter

Memories of Murder (2003) - 3/5 - I'm not sure why it's so highly rated on IMDB. It's good being that it's based on a true story but it's no Zodiac. The transition of the two leads into the others policing style is cool but not enough. It's decent enough.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353969/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443706/
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Chris Potter

A Hard Day (2014) - 3/5 - A very good Korean crime movie. Not particularly unique but there are some interesting twists and a great final fight scene. The lead is fun to watch but the main antagonist isn't that menacing. A fun movie if you like the genre.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3697626/
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Chris Potter

The Equalizer 2 (2018) - 3/5 - A good but not great sequel. Not as balanced in its many violent threads. The story is very good but doesn't have the same weight as the first. Antoine always does a great job directing a Denzel movie. Fun but forgettable.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3766354/
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Chris Potter

The Meg (2018) - 2/5 - A bog-standard creature feature with cringe worthy dialogue and forgettable casting. It's Jaws for Chinese audiences and millennials just not nearly as good. I didn't hate it but I have zero interest in ever watching it again.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4779682/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/
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Chris Potter

BuyBust (2018) - 2/5 - It's The Raid set in a Manila shanty town. The direction overall is average but the fight scenes are very poor in execution and filming. Anne Curtis is good and the single shot at the end is well done but there is better available.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5938084/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/
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Chris Potter

Sorry to Bother You (2018) - 4/5 - Talk about an off-the-rails adventure. This is one weirdly awesome movie. The 'white voice' conceit is hilarious. The entire cast is great, especially Stanfield. It's social and economic satire at it's best. See it now.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688932/
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Chris Potter

Skyscraper (2018) - 3/5 - Purely a Dwayne Johnson vehicle. The direction is very good but the action sequences are absurd. The Rock is awesome but everyone else is forgettable. Turn your brain off and it isn't unwatchable just don't expect very much.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5758778/
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Chris Potter

Hold the Dark (2018) - 3/5 - The only Jeremy Saulnier movie he didn't also write is his weakest so far. The direction is great as always but the pacing is too slow and ending anticlimactic. It's not bad, it's just not what audiences have come to expect.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5057140/
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Chris Potter

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - 3/5 - A great Star Wars heist movie with excellent action set pieces and fun story. Top notch direction from Ron Howard. Glover is charismatic. The Han and Chewie buddy dynamic is great. Should have been a hit blockbuster.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3778644/
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Chris Potter

Mandy (2018) - 3/5 - I love it when a director has a vision and sticks to it come hell or high water. This is the most stylish movie I've seen in a decade. It's also too long with very slow sections. However, Cage is excellent and the story is interesting.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6998518/
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Chris Potter

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - 2/5 - The first half is contrived just to go back to and subsequently blow up the island. The second half is a simple 1950's creature feature in a spooky mansion. Leads are just contractually collecting paychecks.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881806/
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Chris Potter

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) - 3/5 - Good but not great direction with a story that felt like a 2018 take on The Professional. It lost all the tension and charm and uniqueness that made the first movie great. Benicio Del Toro is awesome though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052474/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/
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Chris Potter

Hereditary (2018) - 4/5 - There is so much craziness I had to watch it twice to catch it all. It's a fairly complicated and deep story with excellent acting and direction. The last act explains everything and is incredible. Toni Collette is awesome.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7784604/
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Chris Potter

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - 4/5 - I was shocked by how well the story equally distributed screen time to so many characters. If not for the really slow Gamora section in the middle it would be perfect. Everything about it is absolutely top notch.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/
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Chris Potter

Never Let Me Go (2010) - 3/5 - A romantic drama with a sci-fi twist. The three leads are all excellent as is the dialogue and direction. The logic however is incredibly farfetched. Humans are humans and the ethics to justify the premise is ridiculous.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/
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Chris Potter

Westworld (1973) - 3/5 - Probably revolutionary at the time but it hasn't aged well. It's a fun campy movie that turns very dark in the third act. Yul Brynner is excellent and the pacing is quick with a short run time. Overall it's a pretty darn good.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070909/
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Chris Potter

Upgrade (2018) - 3/5 - The first fight scene is one of the best, and funniest, I've seen in years. It's a good movie with quality direction and a decent reveal at the end. I wish it had the stuff to gain a cult status though. So close but still good.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6499752/
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Chris Potter

American Animals (2018) - 3/5 - The best aspect of this based on a true story movie is the integration of the actual persons. The heist itself is fine but the real life individuals adds a nice layer of depth. Ann Dowd and Evan Peters are great.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6212478/
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Chris Potter

The Secret of Marrowbone (2017) - 3/5 - Anya Taylor-Joy is a pleasure to watch as always. The direction is great with beautiful shots and nice production values. The pacing however is too slow and the story is unfocused. Cutting 10 minutes would help.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5886440/
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Chris Potter

Radius (2017) - 2/5 - I don't think I've seen such uninteresting actors in a very long time. Not just miscast but literally boring. Zero chemistry with bland line delivery. The story is actually pretty good but the direction is as flat as the actors.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6097798/
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Chris Potter

Revenge (2017) - 3/5 - Yet another revenge tale. The story is been there done that. Really, the best thing about the movie is the direction. If the direction were sub-par then it would be unwatchable. Good casting and with some decent gore but kind of meh.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6738136/
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Chris Potter

Tag (2018) - 2/5 - A story looking for a movie. Not nearly as good as Game Night. The characters, dialogue and action all feel forced and not the least bit natural. The casting is very good but almost everything else about it is pedestrian at best.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2854926/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2704998/
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Chris Potter

First Reformed (2017) - 1/5 - Pretentious. Pious. One of the most asinine endings I've seen in awhile. The direction is great however. Every shot is perfectly framed. Ethan Hawke also gives an outstanding performance. A preachy shit movie though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6053438/
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Chris Potter

Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 1/5 - It is both absurdly saccharine and incredibly depressing. Four, yes four, separate adults basically let two children starve to death; including a physician and a police officer. If this is realistic then what the fuck.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095327/
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Chris Potter

Ready Player One (2018) - 4/5 - The book is better but the changes made for the movie make the story feel like an alternate telling. Stunning CG and action sequences complement likable characters. Spielberg is still a great director after all these years.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
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Chris Potter

The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) - 3/5 - Vintage Jackie Chan with lots of physical comedy and great action sequences. The 2nd act unfortunately has some incredibly awkward melodrama. There is an amazing final action section to wrap it up though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111512/
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Chris Potter

Super Troopers 2 (2018) - 3/5 - The opening is really off-putting but the rest of the movie is great. Most of the jokes are funny and the story is simple but effective. The Canadian characters add a lot of depth and creativity to it as well. Very funny.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0859635/
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Chris Potter

Memoir of a Murderer (2017) - 4/5 - As good as anything coming out of the US. Dexter meets Memento in another great Korean crime thriller. Excellent acting by the leads with great direction and an interesting well thought out story. Up there with the best.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5729348/
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Chris Potter

The Square (2017) - 1/5 - As pretentious and absurd as the contemporary art in its narrative. Unnecessarily long with needless random characters and situations. Even the ending is abrupt and completely pointless. The direction is well done however.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4995790/
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Chris Potter

Only the Brave (2017) - 4/5 - The single best Based On A True story movie I've ever seen.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3829920/
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Chris Potter

Game Night (2018) - 3/5 - A comedic version of The Game so the story is somewhat unoriginal. However, there is a ton of excellent comedic dialogue and one liners. Excellent chemistry from all actors. Good direction and pacing with a satisfying ending.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2704998/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119174/
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Blockers (2018) - 1/5 - Entirely built on cliches. Drugs check. Alcohol check. Sex check. Over-protective parents check. Dorky date check. Teens finding themselves check. LGBT check. Drinking game check. Not funny check. Horrible movie with bad jokes.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531344/
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Chris Potter

Early Man (2018) - 2/5 - Very much for kids 8 and younger. There is little to no reason for adults to see this. The story has been done many times before and there are very few original moments. It is not Pixar and it will not appeal to all ages.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4701724/
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Chris Potter

Lion (2016) - 3/5 - True story movies are typically very one note and boring. Lion is no exception. The upside is that it is beautifully shot and well acted. There just isn't much meat for a two hour run time. Sunny Pawar, in his first movie, is amazing.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3741834/
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Chris Potter

Personal Shopper (2016) - 3/5 - The only reason the watch this is because it may be Kristen Stewart's best performance to date. The story itself is slow, fairly tedious and with a very day in the life style. Not really crime or supernatural. It's average.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4714782/
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Chris Potter

Wolf Warrior 2 (2017) - 2/5 - How did this make $870 million? I get that Jing Wu is the Chinese Rambo but bad acting, low production values and extreme nationalism make for a big budget flop. Wu and Jade are fun to watch though and have good chemistry.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7131870/
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Chris Potter

Death Wish (2018) - 3/5 - I'm not an Eli Roth fan so I fully expected this to suck. It doesn't. The direction is actually very good. The story is compelling with quick pacing and good performances. Yet again, paid movie critics are completely wrong.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1137450/
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Chris Potter

Thoroughbreds (2017) - 3/5 - An excellent drama with two perfect performances by Cooke and Taylor-Joy. The direction and framing of shots is the real standout. It's amazing a first time director is better than people who have been directing for decades.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5649108/
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Chris Potter

Isle of Dogs (2018) - 3/5 - Another quirky Wes Anderson movie that is incredibly well made and beautiful to watch. Good pacing and an interesting story based on family friendly content make for an enjoyable experience. Better than most of his movies.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5104604/
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Chris Potter

Black Panther (2018) - 4/5 - Some of the strongest character development I've seen in the MCU and where the story is better and more important than the action sequences and special effects. Outstanding direction and just a great superhero movie overall.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/
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Chris Potter

The Endless (2017) - 3/5 - When you're the writers, directors, actors and editors there is no one to tell you where you went wrong. It's 15 too long. Your acting is merely OK. Some of the SFX are beginner at best. The story and direction is really good.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3986820/
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Chris Potter

Tomb Raider (2018) - 3/5 - The direction and cinematography are excellent. The story has quick pacing and good action set pieces. The casting is spot on with likable actors. I fully expected to hate this but was pleasantly surprised. It's a fun movie.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/
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Chris Potter

Rampage (2018) - 2/5 - One of the most contrived narratives I've ever seen. The CG and green screen work is sub par at best. The George CG and animation is great though. The casting is hit and miss with bad dialogue. Not a very good Dwayne Johnson vehicle.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2231461/
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Chris Potter

A Quiet Place (2018) - 3/5 - This movie has sooo many logic errors. Put the batteries in your pocket. Don't get pregnant. Move to the river or waterfall. Corn isn't like quicksand. It also has great direction, acting and pacing. So it's both good and bad.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/
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Chris Potter

Unsane (2018) - 3/5 - Claire Foy is excellent and does a great American accent. The first and second act are suspenseful and then it goes off the rails. The finale has enormous logic errors and is pretty bad. Enjoy it for the iPhone gimmick and move on.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7153766/
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Chris Potter

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) - 3/5 - All sizzle no steak. Scrappy teens save the day. Chinese movie audience pandering.The direction and CG action is great but it doesn't have the weight or character of the first. It's watchable at best.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2557478/
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Chris Potter

A Wrinkle in Time (2018) - 2/5 - It's as bad as they say. Bad script, bad acting, bad casting, bad song selection, average special effects and good but not great direction. Levi Miller is unwatchable. It is actually boring in a number of spots.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
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Chris Potter

Cargo (2017) - 3/5 - A small but very well made zombie movie. The pacing is slow and the cast few but the story is interesting with a great ending. It's more of a drama much like The Walking Dead only in Australia. Martin Freeman is great as the lead.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3860916/
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Chris Potter

Action Jackson (1988) - 2/5 - I really wanted to like this like Commando or Red Heat but the very good direction is let down by a bad script. The jokes don't work. The one liners and comedic beat cops don't work. Vanity is actually distracting. So close.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094612/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095963/
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Chris Potter

Red Sparrow (2018) - 3/5 - A great movie with an excellent script, based on a great book, and very good acting. The direction and locations make it feel bigger than it is. It really is much better than critics give it credit for. I hope they make more.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2873282/
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Chris Potter

The Post (2017) - 3/5 - It's good but not Spielberg's best work. There are a number of suspect camera shots. The pacing is slow and uneventful with sections that feel long. The acting is great however. Overall it's just not nearly as good as Spotlight.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587/
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Chris Potter

Manhunt (2017) - 2/5 - John Woo is still a great director after all these years but this movie has so many problems it just doesn't matter. Bad acting, script, pacing and too much unnecessary English dialogue. The few actions sequences can't save it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4537986/
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Chris Potter

Entourage (2015) - 1/5 - It literally adds nothing to the series. It's 1h45m of absurd cameos and inane plot lines. No laughs. No cool twists referencing the series. It's just one last hurrah of the mutual masturbation society. Completely pointless.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1674771/
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Chris Potter

Roxanne Roxanne (2017) - 3/5 - I bought Roxanne Shante's Greatest Hits 20 odd years ago just for Roxanne's Revenge. This is a great biopic with excellent acting and some great cameos. It's depressing though depicting her struggle at such a young age.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5796838/https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Shantes-Greatest-Hits-Shante/dp/B0000010DR/
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Chris Potter

You Were Never Really Here (2017) - 4/5 - Lynne Ramsay is an absolutely amazing director. This film is beautiful which actually increases the impact of the dark subject matter. Joaquin Phoenix also does an excellent job. It was difficult to follow though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5742374/
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Chris Potter

In the Fade (2017) - 3/5 - I watched this solely for Diane Kruger. She's great in everything she does but is still dependent on everything coming together. It's a courtroom drama with each act well defined. Really though, it's average. Nothing special.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5723272/
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Chris Potter

The Death of Stalin (2017) - 3/5 - Armando Iannucci is an outstanding comedic writer but I just didn't laugh very much. Maybe it's the subject matter. Maybe it's the pacing. Not sure. I like it very much but it's almost not a comedy. It's just too dark.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4686844/
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Chris Potter

Hostiles (2017) - 3/5 - This is one seriously depressing movie. The darkness starts right away and never lets up. All actors do a great job and the picturesque views add lots to the story. It feels like a modern day Shakespeare tragedy. Still great though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5478478/
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Chris Potter

Den of Thieves (2018) - 3/5 - A great heist movie with a clever twist. The writing and situations are realistic. The direction is great with good pacing. Much better than critics would have you believe. The Gerard Butler family issues detract though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259528/
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Chris Potter

It's absolutely amazing how all the top Twitch streamers are able to get in to Hearthstone during a rush but all us regular fucks have a wait 15 minutes notification. Fucking amazing.

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Chris Potter

The Shape of Water (2017) - 3/5 - Absolutely amazing production design and the creature costume for Doug Jones is flawless. The direction is great and the love story is uhh ...unique. Best director, sure; best picture, maybe not. It is really good though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580390/
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Chris Potter

Small Town Crime (2017) - 3/5 - A great little indie crime movie with known talented actors. The satisfying story and its violent conclusion is brought to life by great direction and a compelling performance by John Hawkes. I really enjoyed it; a nice gem.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5751998/
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Chris Potter

The Florida Project (2017) - 1/5 - Much like the "movie" Kids, another look at the dregs of society. No story whatsoever. Ad-libbed dialogue. Critics looking at a white dove in a snow storm and calling it groundbreaking art. A fucking waste of time.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5649144/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113540/
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Chris Potter

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) - 4/5 - Awesome. As good as Empire Strikes Back. Coherent, original, well-told story. A number of holy crap moments. Great character interactions. Excellent direction and visuals with many set piece scenes. Great movie.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt02527336/
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Chris Potter

Mom and Dad (2017) - 3/5 - Much better than I expected and what the reviews would have one believe. The direction is outstanding. The story is quick and well acted. It's a fun frantic movie with Nicolas Cage doing what he does best; acting crazy.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5462326/
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Chris Potter

The Villainess (2017) - 2/5 - The beginning and ending action scenes and camera work are absolutely amazing. The middle however is boring and tedious. It's too melodramatic and the plot is overly convoluted. With a better script it could have been great.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6777338/
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Chris Potter

I, Tonya (2017) - 3/5 - Multiple excellent performances with Margot Robbie doing an particularly amazing job. It's a fascinating look at one of the craziest sports stories in recent memory. Great soundtrack. Should have had the No Comment t-shirt though.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580036/
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Chris Potter

The Disaster Artist (2017) - 3/5 - James Franco does an amazing job channeling Tommy Wiseau in this biopic about The Room. Read the wiki page first though to know what is going on. With the background info it's much better.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521126/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368226/
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) - 3/5 - If you chop off the beginning and end student sections then the movie is great. Really funny with good action and great actor chemistry. It's really good but not $930 million good. That's just crazy.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2283362/
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Coco (2017) - 3/5 - It starts cliched and full of stereotypes but then it really picks up. Everything in the Afterlife is great with lots of color and action and humor. I love the focus on the importance of family. Another very satisfying Pixar movie.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2380307/
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Chris Potter

Annihilation (2018) - 3/5 - I'll give it one thing; it really stays with you afterwards. Great performances by everyone. Great world design and set pieces. The final act is wholly unique and interesting. The opening song really sucks. The pace is slow.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2798920/
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Chris Potter

Justice League (2017) - 2/5 - Most of the dialogue is eye-rollingly cringe worthy. Steppenwolf sucks as a villain. The CG and FX are sub par and look like every other Zack Snyder movie. Ezra Miller as The Flash is great though and the only up note. Pass.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
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Chris Potter

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - 3/5 - A great movie with multiple Oscar winning performance. But man alive is it a downer. Jokes are sprinkled throughout but the tone is very dark and very depressing. Great for a one time watch.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027774/
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Chris Potter

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - 5/5 - Laugh out loud hilarious. Excellent and exciting action sequences. Great character chemistry. Cate Blanchett is awesome. Top notch direction and acting. Currently the best Marvel movie to date. An all around awesome time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501632/
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I was also being generous in terms of counting content because an interview with Chloe Kim and a medal ceremony for Jamie Anderson as part of the "content" which isn't actual event time.

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Chris Potter

I timed from 8:30 to 9:00 the amount of ad time during the Olympics and it was 12:52. That's the worst ads to content ratio I've ever seen. Supernatural is almost always 40 min per hour this would be 34 min. Fuck Comcast! Greedy Cocksuskers.

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Chris Potter

I absolutely LOVE the Olympics but there are SOOOOOO many fucking commercials. I might have to stop wactching like I did with the NFL and NBA because they showed too many ads. Seriously, fuck commercials.

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Chris Potter

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - 3/5 - It's just really fun. Everything about it is upbeat and exciting and kinetic. Great character interactions and dialogue. Holland and Keaton are perfect. Crazy action scenes with great direction. An excellent movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912/
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Chris Potter

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - 2/5 - Great direction and original score let down by stilted dialogue and a ridiculous plot. What worked for The Lobster fails here. Based on Iphigenia, the modern version fails on multiple counts. Truly absurd.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5715874/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iphigenia
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Gantz: O (2016) - 3/5 - Excellent CG with exciting action sequences. Always appreciated jiggly boobs. Hard to understand if you know nothing about the manga. Unfortunately, uncanny valley humans look weird. Bad and unrealistic dialogue even for anime.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5923962/
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Chris Potter

Wolf Warrior (2015) - 2/5 - Very propaganda based. The entire movie feels like a Chinese military recruitment piece. Showcase big machines, cyber tech, super brave soldiers, etc. Jing Wu is very charismatic though and the direction is great. CG wolves; no.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3540136/
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Chris Potter

Kung Fu Jungle - 3/5 - The direction and action are both great. Due to the story every fight is unique. Donnie Yen is in top form and fun to watch. The story is very good if not that original. It really does have a great look and feel; very Hollywood.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2952602/
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Yes, Madam! (1985) - 3/5 - The final fight scene is awesome but overall not enough action. Yeoh and Rothrock are great but there isn't enough of them. The Tsui Hark fight is a true highlight. The story is messy with too many characters. Fun if flawed.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093229/
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One False Move (1992) - 2/5 - I have no idea what the critics are raving about. A simple story with mediocre direction and average acting. Slow pacing with little to no action or suspense. And an anti-climactic ending to boot. Below average at best.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102592/
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Naked Lunch (1991) - 1/5 - Drug addicts like Burroughs and Thompson mistakenly think their drug induced hallucinations are interesting; they're not. Pretentious non-nonsensical shit pawned-off as entertainment. Avoid wasting 2 hours of your life.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102511/
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) - 3/5 - Excellent direction, story and acting. Quick pacing and a number of unexpected plot twists always keep it interesting. However, the ending has really bad plot contrivances breaking the realistic tone.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1379177/
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Irreversible (2002) - 2/5 - The reverse narrative is clever and well implemented. The direction and segment transitions are great. The brutal rape however ruins the whole endeavor. It's excessive and doesn't further the story. Overall very pretentious.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290673/
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Being John Malkovich (1999) - 4/5 - An incredible movie with amazing performances. A crazy story brought to life via great dialogue, direction and effects. You literally won't see another movie like it. Eternal Sunshine is better but very different.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120601/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/
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Chris Potter

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - 3/5 - Absolutely incredible and highly realistic CG. A great story with a fun prison breakout section and interesting characters. Excellent direction and pacing. A prefect wrap-up to the Apes movie trilogy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3450958/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) - 1/5 - I know it was filmed in 1972 but fuck this movie for the way it treats animals. Not only that, it's slow and boring with next to no story. It tries to be grand and philosophical and it fails miserably.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068182/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Wild Target (2010) - 2/5 - It tries SOOO hard to be funny and charming and clever; it's not. It is awkward though. It has a really good ending but it takes a lot of effort to get there. The script just doesn't work. Bad jokes with no actor chemistry.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235189/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sunshine Cleaning (2008) - 3/5 - A simple drama with excellent performances by Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. The relationships feel natural and warm. It's charming and funny and caring. I'm not big on dramas but this one really sticks with you afterwards.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862846/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Thursday (1998) - 3/5 - The rare movie where an excellent screenplay is held back by the crew. It should have been directed by Tony Scott or the like. Direction is very good but lighting and production design both suck. Very creative and unique story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124901/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Guard (2011) - 3/5 - A fairly typical buddy cop movie with a great performance by Brendan Gleeson. A watch simply to see him be a smart ass giving Don Cheadle a hard time. Fast pace, good direction and a good but simple story make it fun.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540133/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Red Rock West (1993) - 2/5 - An absurd number of plot contrivances and logic errors. The leads are great but the story is just plain ridiculous. No character actions make any sense whatsoever. Watch literally any other suspense thriller instead.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105226/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The four best episodes of Black Mirror. 1. The Entire History of You 2. White Bear 3. Playtest 4. USS Callister

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Mirror_episodes
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Chris Potter

Dunkirk (2017) - 4/5 - At first it seems kind of simple and even a little boring but it has a perfect ramp to the end. The multiple story lines mesh together well and the direction is of course excellent. The realism is amazing and very convincing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - 4/5 - A logical and interesting story brought to the screen via excellent direction and a-list special effects. The pacing is slow and deliberate but that allows more time to have it wash over you for 2h 45m. An instant classic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856101/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Handmaiden (2016) - 3/5 - It seems like it may be a boring historical drama but it's actually crazy as hell. There are a ton of machinations and plot twists by the three leads and the acting and direction are great. Much better than I had expected.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4016934/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Lincoln (2012) - 4/5 - One of the best biographical dramas I've seen in a very long time. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an amazing performance and the direction by Steven Spielberg is perfect. Even the politics of getting the 13th Amendment passed is thrilling.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Boyhood (2014) - 2/5 - It's a gimmick. It's a 10 year 2h45m home movie. Everything about it is routine and common with a mediocre narrative. It's interesting to see the kids grow up but after that you realize nothing really happens. It's just average.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1065073/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Whiplash (2014) - 4/5 - An excellent music drama with J.K. Simmons rightly earning an Oscar. It's Full Metal Jacket's R. Lee Emery meets college band practice. The love subplot was unnecessary though. A great twist at the end wraps up an incredible movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Shame (2011) - 2/5 - Steve McQueen is an excellent director but Shame is boring and routine. As a window into sex addiction it's fairly benign. As a drama there is no compelling narrative. The acting is limited by the mundane script. Hunger is better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723811/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Room (2015) - 3/5 - Not since Haley Joel Osment has a child actor been so captivating. Jacob Tremblay IS the movie. It only works because he is so convincing. The story is great and Brie Larson rightly earns an Oscar. It slows once at home but still good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3170832/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Elle (2016) - 3/5 - The French are known for their unique take on cinema and Elle is no exception. This movie is SOOOOO weird. It's all over the map. I can't say I liked it but it was certainly interesting. The French are super OK with anything sex though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3716530/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

50/50 (2011) - 3/5 - A funny well written comedy drama from Seth Rogen. All of the major characters a cast really well. The cancer focus swings the tone a little too serious in some parts but it is based on a real life situation so it should be expected.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1306980/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Top Five (2014) - 2/5 - Shockingly NOT funny. The only, and I mean singular, funny scene is at the family's apartment. That's it. Must be why that section was used in the trailer and TV ads. A very big disappointment coming from Chris Rock.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2784678/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Skeleton Twins (2014) - 2/5 - Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are outstanding but the story is slow and uninteresting. There are a few laugh out loud moments but the majority of it is depressing or cliched. It is well made with good direction though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571249/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Walk (2015) - 2/5 - I could never get used to JGL's sudo French accent; it was distracting. The virtual backgrounds also stood out like sore thumbs. I did like the caper planning section. It just felt over-worked instead of a realistic aesthetic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3488710/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Infiltrator (2016) - 3/5 - Better than American Made. The visuals are sharper and Bryan Cranston is still as awesome as ever. It's less flashy and more intelligent with more interesting characters. It's just a step above other similar movies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355631/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Leaving Las Vegas (1995) - 3/5 - Nicolas Cage absolutely deserved the Oscar for his performance. It's amazing. The story of two damaged people finding each other and finding love is hopeful and touching even if their lives a hard and depressing. Great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113627/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - 2/5 - Very boring. It's basically just about a dysfunctional family and that's it. Through in enough quirky characters and Wes Anderson's direction style and somehow it magically transforms into a classic. Not good at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265666/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Imitation Game (2014) - 4/5 - A great historical biographical drama. An incredible tale about a pivotal aspect of WWII involving code breaking. The acting, direction, music, story, pacing and casting are all great. Highly recommended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084970/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

12 Years a Slave (2013) - 5/5 - There is literally nothing bad about this movie. The acting, direction, story, music, casting and everything else is perfect. Parts are very difficult to watch but are filmed so perfectly you can't turn away. Exceptional.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - 3/5 - It's a very fast paced, fun and quirky movie that has an interesting story and great direction. But if you're not a Wes Anderson fan it may be a little off-putting. I liked it but it's not really my cup of tea.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278388/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Frank (2014) - 2/5 - The first half is quirky and fun and crazy but then it gets awkward and uncomfortable and slow. I want to recommend it but I really disliked the second half so much that I just can't do it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605717/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Moonlight (2016) - 5/5 - An absolutely exceptional film made with respect and love.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975722/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hidden Figures (2016) - 3/5 - A great movie about the contributions and accomplishments of some truly remarkable women at NASA. It did feel very focus group tested though like an overproduced studio album. It's depressing though in certain aspects.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fences (2016) - 4/5 - Plays usually don't translate well to the big screen but this is the best character study I've seen in the last decade. The acting is great and the pacing good given the amount of dialogue. Viola Davis made me cry. She's awesome.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2671706/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mudbound (2017) - 4/5 - An excellent movie that is also incredibly depressing. Direction, acting, music, story and production are all prefect. It does have a slow pace though but it's a drama. But man is it a downer. Luckily the ending is on an up note.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396589/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Detroit (2017) - Part 2 - The acting is uniformly excellent. The production design is spot on and looks great. The story is doubly compelling since it's based on a true story and in light of current racial events. A good movie that could have been great.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Detroit (2017) - 3/5 - It's really good but has a number of problems. The direction is bad. The camera is ALL over the place and there are a ton of closeups. The Algiers is like racist porn and goes on way too long. The beginning feels like a documentary.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5390504/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Paradox (2017) - 3/5 - The 3rd SPL has some great fight choreography and a decent story. It's just not nearly as good as SPL 2 Kill Zone. There are no standout characters and the plot is very basic. There are also a number of slow sections. Decent though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7245176/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478024/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Beguiled (2017) - 3/5 - Excellent direction with a great story. Colin Farrell does a great job portraying the charming polite sweet talking hunk and then the abusive controlling threatening asshole. The women's reactions to both are great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5592248/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

What Happened to Monday (2017) - 3/5 - Noomi Rapace does an excellent job playing all the parts. The story, direction and twists are all good. It did feel kind of low budget though with limited effects and locations. A good movie with limited expectations.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536537/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Ghost Story (2017) - 2/5 - Quite possibly the slowest movie I've ever seen. Every scene is a still shot with maybe a pan here and there. Next to no dialogue. No scares. It does have great direction though. Not unwatchable but not very good either.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6265828/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Allied (2016) - 3/5 - I pictured a war movie but it's more of an excellent drama. The leads have chemistry. The story is unique and compelling. The direction is great with some nice action scenes. A very enjoyable movie about love and trust during wartime.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3640424/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Big Sick (2017) - 4/5 - Great movie! A perfect mix of smiles and cries. The comedic portions are truly funny and the dramatic scenes made me cry more than once. It got rave reviews but I was still surprised how awesome it was. Heartfelt and sincere.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5462602/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sweet Virginia (2017) - 3/5 - Jon Bernthal is great as always. The direction and visuals are prefect. I especially liked the musical score. The plot however is very thin and lacks any significant weight or content. There just isn't much to it as a story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582498/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Better Watch Out (2016) - 2/5 - It could have been great except for one glaring issue; Levi Miller utterly fails as the lead. Direction, script, music are all very good. I especially like the twist; unique and awesome. But it never works due to Miller.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4443658/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Happy Death Day (2017) - 3/5 - A horror movie in the day repeats itself genre. Jessica Rothe is great but her and the male lead have 0 chemistry. The death montage with music section is bad. Nice but predictable twist ending. Great emotion with dad scene.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5308322/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

American Made (2017) - 3/5 - Doug Liman nails the 80's aesthetic. Like most based on a true story movies it's interesting but not necessarily captivating. The pacing is good and acting is all around top notch. Enjoyed it but I wouldn't watch it twice.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Gerald's Game (2017) - 3/5 - Not a typical horror movie. It's more of a suspense thriller with a strong emotional component. Excellent acting by Carla Gugino. Everything else is also very good. The ending is somewhat anticlimactic and drawn out.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3748172/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) - 3/5 - Zahler is a very talented director and story teller but his movies always have serious pacing issues. The decent into hell is plausible and the ending is satisfying. Vince Vaughn is great and very charismatic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5657856/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Foreigner (2017) - 3/5 - It's based on a novel so the story convincing and interesting. The direction and fight scenes are very good. The acting is great; especially Jackie Chan as the mourning father. Finally, after a long time, a great JC movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1615160/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bright (2017) - 3/5 - Not nearly as bad as movie critics would have you think. Basically it's Training Day with Fantasy elements. That's it. The acting, story and directing are all very good. The limited effects are nice. It just isn't original at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Cars 3 (2017) - 3/5 - Absolutely amazing visuals especially the racing sequences. The story, direction and emotional moments are all well done. Cristela Alonzo as Cruz is the real standout performance and I liked the unexpected and satisfying ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3606752/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mayhem (2017) - 3/5 - A low budget but fun action movie with numerous comedic elements. Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving have good chemistry. The direction is adequate and pacing solid but the story is unoriginal and ending anticlimactic. Not unwatchable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4348012/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mother! (2017) - 1/5 - A pretentious art-house movie with everything and the kitchen sink from religious allegory to political statements and feminist ideology. Parts are also nonsensical or uncomfortable. A waste of time for most audiences.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5109784/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Tag (2015) - 2/5 - A limited effects budget and nonsensical story with maybe the worst ending to a movie I've ever seen make Tag difficult to recommend. If not for the three beautiful lead actresses it would be unwatchable. It just isn't very good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4439120/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blade of the Immortal (2017) - 3/5 - Trim fifteen minutes and keep the awesome final battle and it would have been a four out of five. The charismatic lead and excellent sword fighting places it above similar movies. 13 Assassins is better though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5084170/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1436045/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Annabelle: Creation (2017) - 3/5 - Not the least bit original with tons of horror tropes but still very well done. The direction is great with good pacing and decent scares. It's a fun little horror movie if you like the genre and have time to kill.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5140878/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Patti Cake$ (2017) - 3/5 - Not original in the least but still very well done. The direction is great and the rap lyrics, which could have sucked, sound professional. The pacing is a little slow but the acting is good with Danielle Macdonald a standout.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6288250/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

American Assassin (2017) - 2/5 - It has all the requisite components for a hit action movie but nothing ever hits. Every ingredient box is checked but the final dish is bland and boring. There is nothing bad about it; it's just completely forgettable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1961175/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It (2017) - 4/5 - An excellent Stephen King based horror movie. The story and characters keep you interested and the horror aspects make it exciting and awesome. Bill Skarsgård is amazing as Pennywise. I didn't like the built in sequel ending though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) - 3/5 - It's a fun movie with the same look and feel of the first but it's missing the something special that made the first so great. It reminded me of The Matrix movies. The first is awesome but the follow-ups are meh.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4649466/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Molly Brazy = Ghetto Trash...Oh and her "music" is shit too.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Logan Lucky (2017) - 3/5 - A fun hillbilly Ocean's Eleven. I say that mainly due to it being a heist movie by Steven Soderbergh. The actors were great and the pacing quick. You do need to leave you brain at the door though. Very implausible but fun.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5439796/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Marjorie Prime (2017) - 3/5 - It's on the slow side but that's more due to it's origins as a stage play that any real story issues. The acting is good but it's not a scifi movie. If Her was about virtual love then this is about virtual loss and grief.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4978710/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Little Hours (2017) - 3/5 - It feels like a group of friends in the business got together to shot something for fun. Ad-libbed dialogue and a simple story make for easy viewing but there aren't tons of laughs. I still enjoyed it though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5666304/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Good Time (2017) - 3/5 - The Safdie brothers are basically channeling Tony Scott for great direction. Excellent acting and an even better tecnho soundtrack by Daniel Lopatin. The story is simple but has some nice twists to throw the viewer. Great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846232/http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001716/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - 2/5 - Dane DeHaan is horribly miscast. Rihanna can't act. The story is good but not great. The world building and CG are awesome. This could have been an amazing movie but there are too many missteps.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2239822/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Manifesto (2015) - 2/5 - Not a movie at all. Simply a series of vignettes strung together with Cate Blanchett doing an incredible job as always. Each section is a different art movement manifesto that could have just as easily been read about on Wikipedia.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4511200/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Duck Soup (1933) - 2/5 - Not even the slightest bit funny. Many of the jokes are obvious based on puns, turn of phrase or slapstick. The story is decent, direction good and pacing quick however. It's not unwatchable but 80 plus years haven't been kind.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023969/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Babysitter (2017) - 3/5 - Very pleasantly surprised. A great script with quick pacing and good direction from McG. Numerous funny one liners and some crazy death scenes brought to life by a great cast. It's not original but it's still quite good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4225622/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

1922 (2017) - 3/5 - Great story, based on a Stephen King novella, and great direction and acting to boot. But man alive is it dark. There is no upside warmth or fun in this movie. It's actually quite depressing. Karma is definitely a bitch as this shows.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6214928/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Killing Gunther (2017) - 2/5 - Comedy can be hard. When jokes don't land then there really in no point. I chuckled a few times and I liked the ensemble cast but it's just not very good. Also, the documentary style setup wasn't convincing at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5689068/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Dark Tower (2017) - 2/5 - If you turn your brain off and know nothing about the book series then it's an average movie. If you love the books then you're going to be very angry. It is very superficial with average CG and direction. A real shame.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Wind River (2017) - 3/5 - Another excellent Taylor Sheridan story. It's a tough movie to watch though. Intense and convincing emotional scenes of loss punctuated by realistic violence. It's dark, realistic and visceral. The ending is very satisfying.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5362988/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Atomic Blonde (2017) - 3/5 - Charlize Theron is officially a bad-ass. She's the primary reason to watch this movie. The story is good, the direction is really good but the fight sequences are great. Last fight scene and clever ending put it over the top.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hunger (2008) - 4/5 - A fairly simple story told in an incredible way. Oscar worthy directing and acting from McQueen and Fassbender respectively. It's realistic to the point of disturbing. I love the 15 minute single shot for the priest visit. Amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986233/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) - 2/5 - Mainly targeted to kids it doesn't have the depth of a Pixar or Disney movie. It looks good and is fun but I can't recommend it for general audiences. It's merely average for an animated movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091256/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Black Christmas (1974) - 4/5 - The epitome of the slasher genre. No gore, no nudity and still great. A logical story with great direction and acting. The ending is unique and quite ballsy. It's not cheesy or cheap which is why it's a classic. Watch now.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071222/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Violent Cop (1989) - 3/5 - An excellent, somewhat cliched yet also unpredictable crime movie. The last 10 minutes are insane. Takeshi Kitano is great as lead actor and director. The pacing is on the slow side but not too bad. Disturbingly violent at times.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098360/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Night of the Hunter (1955) - 2/5 - Robert Mitchum is excellent and the direction by Charles Laughton is top notch. But, the story has really strange pacing, the dialogue is awkward and the ending nonsensical. If the story was better it could be great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048424/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Judge Dredd (1995) - 3/5 - I re-watched this and really enjoyed it. It's visuals adhere more closely to the source material. The direction is very good and Stallone and Lane are both fun to watch. It's campy as hell but still a quick fun ride.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113492/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Silence (2016) - 2/5 - Another beautifully crafted movie by Martin Scorsese. It is however too long, too slow and very boring.The subject matter will find a very limited audience and the story, while excellent, isn't very compelling for a movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490215/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Pineapple Express (2008) - 3/5 - It's a simple and common crime buddy caper movie with an added stoner veneer. The adlibbed dialogue is funny and the actors are fun to watch. Good pacing and direction mean you won't be bored. Drug users will love it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910936/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) - 2/5 - As a crime movie it's slightly clever and as a comedy I chuckled a few times. Generally speaking though it's just not very good. The stuttering killer feels like a separate TV sketch and Kline's character is an ass. Pass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095159/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Wonder Woman (2017) - 3/5 - Finally a WB DC movie that doesn't suck. Some of the CG actors in the action scenes aren't convincing but everything else is great. Story, direction, music, pacing, emotional moments. It really is a very good comic book movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - 3/5 - Not as good as the first but still fun. Some of the jokes feel forced and the 2nd act is slow and a little boring. The touching moments work minus the playing catch scene. It's good but missing the fresh feel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3896198/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

'71 (2014) - 4/5 - It could have been a simple behind enemy lines story but it's much more. Great everything. Acting, directing, story, 70's look, twists, characters, pacing. I can't think of anything bad about this movie. I even learned a little history.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614684/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Most Wanted Man (2014) - 3/5 - A slow burn spy movie focusing on the intricacies of an operation. Great acting and direction keep you interested. The ending is good but anti-climactic. It's similar to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in tone and pacing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972571/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) - 3/5 - While not as good as the first I still enjoyed it. The on ice visuals are great and I laughed a number of times. It was a little slow and the tone a fairly dark but if you liked the first this is a good sequel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2417712/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Cop Car (2015) - 3/5 - The two child actors are the stars but everyone else also does a very good job. The story, while simple, is good and never gets boring. The direction is also nice with lots of beautifully framed shots. A good little movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3813310/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Baby Driver (2017) - Also... The words from the song written on buildings in the intro annoying. The convenient 2 red sedans in the 1st getaway annoying. Debora going along with all this craziness annoying. Seriously the whole movie is annoying.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Despicable Me 3 (2017) - 3/5 - Watchable but it is just very meh. I like the focus on family, which is DM's thing, but it doesn't feel epic enough. I also really like the bad guy and his 80's vibe. Fun but overall it is just too simple in story and scope.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3469046/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Baby Driver (2017) - 2/5 - I found this entire movie very annoying. Ansel Elgort annoying. Most of the music annoying. Cliched romance annoying. Kevin Spacey dyed hair annoying. Unrealistic bad guy that never dies annoying. Some good action scenes though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - 3/5 - It's a fairly standard Hollywood buddy action movie set in Europe. Good direction, action scenes and actor chemistry make it fun to watch. It's not at all original but it will scratch an itch. A good 2 hour time waster

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959563/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Baywatch (2017) - 1/5 - Nigh unwatchable. Not funny. Bad green screen effects. Unnecessary F bombs which become distracting. It only gets a 1 due to the hot actors. 21 Jump street was a fluke. Baywatch, CHIPS, Dukes of Hazzard and the like just suck.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1469304/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493405/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377818/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It Comes at Night (2017) - 3/5 - One of the best directed suspense movies I've seen in a decade. The problem is that there is no IT and no payoff. It's a very simple movie with slow pacing but great acting. I enjoyed it but it's really kind of a let down.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4695012/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) - 2/5 - The entire movie has a been there done that feel. Brenton Thwaites has zero movie charisma. None of the action scenes feels fresh or new. It's just another Johnny Depp paycheck movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790809/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) - 2/5 - The entire concept of Merlin and King Arthur is eye rollingly ridiculous. The CG and action in the final 20 minutes is great but still not worth it. Also, there are 3 different AR and it's distracting as hell.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3371366/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Holy shit The Orville is bad. It's an unfunny and unoriginal Seth MacFarlane vanity project. Every aspect of the show is that of a poor man's Star Trek knock-off. It is cringe inducing and painful to watch and I couldn't wait for the episode to be over.

http://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-orville
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

"Either they're incompetent or they're disingenuous"...in non-inflammatory lawyer talk. I always use the phrase..."either you're an idiot or an asshole".

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/feds-drop-demand-for-1-3-million-ip-addresses-that-visited-anti-trump-site/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Secretary (2002) - 3/5 - A simple love story but told with the twist of one person being a sadist and the other a masochist. Is it good? Maybe, maybe not. The ending is nice but the journey is fairly conventional once you understand what's going on.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dangal (2016) - 3/5 - Yet another excellent sports movie about overcoming personal and societal obstacles. Great direction and acting make the viewer part of the journey. There are also a number of fun songs for the various montages. Highly recommended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5074352/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

T2 Trainspotting (2017) - 3/5 - Long delays between movies usually mean failure. T2 however is great. The integrated flashbacks from the first movie fit perfectly and the character's stories are believable and touching. Danny Boyle is a great director.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2763304/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Okja (2017) - 3/5 - There is humor throughout but it is fairly dark and depressing movie. Okja's plight actually made me sad and the social commentary, while completely accurate, is almost too spot on. It's worth watching but it's not what you think.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3967856/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Your Name (2016) - 3/5 - It's a predictable teen comedy until the half way point then it gets really interesting really quick. I enjoyed the characters, story, humor and animation. The ending however was too drawn out and it looses its impact as a result.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5311514/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) - 3/5 - Critics panned it but I actually liked it quite a lot. It's a good re-imagining of a classic tale. Many fun characters with really good CG action scenes. There is some cheesy Guy Ritchie dialogue though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Mummy (2017) - 2/5 - There is just so much wrong with this movie. Bad casting. Stilted dialogue and acting. Unlikable characters except for Jake Johnson. Everything outside of the beginning is visually dark and hard to see. Sub par CG and effects. Bad.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Shot Caller (2017) - 3/5 - Wow. Everything works. The realism, acting, direction, story, dialogue, music; everything. Everyone is convincing as hardened criminals. The twist and non-happy ending fit the tone perfectly. Even the family parts fit great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633690/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Headshot (2016) - 3/5 - Amazing action sequences supported by a completely viable although unoriginal story. It looks and feels similar to The Raid 2 but with different directors. At 2 hours it's a little long. 10 to 15 minutes of edits would be a plus.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5147214/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2265171/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Croods (2013) - 3/5 - I really wanted and fully expected this to suck. It kind of does in that I dislike the character designs and dialogue. But the visuals are amazing and the action fast and kinetic. The ending is also great and was what one me over.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481499/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Attack the Block (2011) - 3/5 - A fun British scifi alien invasion movie with humor and great characters. The aliens are unique and convincing. Great pacing and direction keep it interesting throughout. John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker are great to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478964/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Alien: Covenant (2017) - 3/5 - Basically a remake of the original Alien movie with a story and CG upgrade. Much better than the incoherent mess that was Prometheus. Waterston and Fassbender give great performances. The ending is visually beautiful.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ghost in the Shell (2017). It is literally just a RoboCop remake. Major is Murphy. Cutter is Dick Jones. Spider tank is ED 209. Runaway into cyborg is cop into cyborg. Take out head bad guy in the end; Hanka and OCP. An unoriginal and pathetic imitation.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Lost City of Z (2016) - 3/5 - A beautifully shot and wonderfully acted film that ultimately is just about some guy that is really determined to find a city in the middle of the jungle. There just isn't that much to the movie. Still worth the watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212428/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ghost in the Shell (2017) - 1/5 - If you love the anime version this is virtually unwatchable. All they had to do was make a live action version with the exact same story and dialogue. It'd be a 4 out of 5. Also, everything is gray AF. Everything.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AF
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Wait Until Dark (1967) - 3/5 - The ridiculous Rube Goldberg plot and extreme over-acting don't completely sink it due to a wonderful Alan Arkin bad guy role and a great ending. If the screenplay were better it'd be a classic. Glad I watched it though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062467/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg#Cultural_legacy
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) - 2/5 - The single most boring horror movie I've ever seen. Literally nothing happens; nothing. Which is a shame because the direction is great and the actors are all charismatic. It needed a much better story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2326554/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ghost World (2001) - 3/5 - The opening song from the Indian movie is great and sets a perfect tone. Birch and Johansson have nice chemistry as friends and the dialogue is great. It however is too long and the ending sucks big time. Seriously a WTF ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162346/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBbjc5hmho
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) - 3/5 - While I'm not a Spencer Tracy fan he does a very good job and the short run time make for a simple but enjoyable movie. Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine are great as henchmen. Robert Ryan is a good adversary. Nice movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047849/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hellraiser (1987) - 2/5 - A boring soap opera horror movie by an over-rated director that has somehow achieved cult status. Eye-rolling bad dialogue and a simple story make for a tedious watch. The gore effects are decent and the Cenobites are pretty cool.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093177/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Vampire Cleanup Department (2017) - 3/5 - Charming with great lighting, direction and quick pacing. It has a strong Hollywood look and feel including the opening credits and musical score. The story is very simple but I don't think I'm the target market.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6270524/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Way of the Dragon (1972) - 2/5 - Numerous blurry shots. Simple one dimensional story and dialogue. Poor quality fights scenes except for the end fight. Slow pacing and bad audio recording; not a dub but the main sound. Just not very good at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068935/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I was literally saying this exact same thing the day Otto Warmbier died. Of ALL the countries on Earth, if someone chooses to go to North Korea and they get arrested or die they have only themselves to blame. Visit South Korea or Japan or anywhere else!

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-20/mccain-americans-stupid-to-travel-to-north-korea
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Anyone who holds their cell phone vertically while shooting video is a fucking idiot.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Les Misérables (2012) - 3/5 - An exceptional first half and a very boring and slow second half. Great opening songs and pacing lead into boring French Revolution and love story. If you don't cry during the Oscar winning Anne Hathaway song you have no soul.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1707386/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

La La Land (2016) - 3/5 - A fine musical with many odes to Hollywood of the past. The drama is very good but the music is forgettable. Nice chemistry between the leads with a disappointing ending. I liked it but it isn't a classic. Grease is better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3783958/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077631/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Fate of the Furious (2017) - 3/5 - Amazing action scenes with lots of one liners for laughs. Everyone does a great job but the super hacker plot and techno babble is tired and played out. It's a good entry just not as great as Fast and Furious 7.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4630562/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I'm only a few hundred pages into the book Snow Crash but the main character's name is currently the worst I've ever encountered. Hiro Protagonist...SERIOUSLY! I'm sure Neal Stephenson was very pleased with himself when he came up with that one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiro_Protagonist
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bridge of Spies (2015) - 3/5 - It's 2h 22m long but it never gets boring. Great acting, direction and pacing make an interesting historical subject a captivating movie. Tom Hanks is great as usual and Steven Spielberg hits on all marks. A great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3682448/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Founder (2016) - 3/5 - A historic telling of one of the most well known restaurants in the world. How McDonald's came into being and became as big as it has is fascinating. After Birdman, Michael Keaton has definitely found his second wind in acting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4276820/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

All the Way (2016) - 3/5 - An amazing look at Lyndon Johnson during a tumultuous time in America. Bryan Cranston, as well as everyone else, does an incredible job portraying well known individuals. A great look behind the scenes of politics.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3791216/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Berlin Syndrome (2017) - 2/5 - Beautiful direction and great acting by Teresa Palmer can't help a thin plot with lots of filler. It's like 45 minutes worth of content was stretched over 2 hours. It's not that it's slow, there's just nothing going on.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3335606/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Life (2017) - 3/5 - It's a shame when great directing, acting and special effects are undermined by common sense and logic errors. There are soooo many stupid decisions made that it continually takes the viewer out of the experience. Great ending though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5442430/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Iron Giant (1999) - 4/5 - Considered a classic by everyone who loves animated features. A Brad Bird project which we already know is a great creative talent. A wonderful story with great voice acting and animation. It doesn't get much better than this.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129167/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Telling Lies in America (1997) - 3/5 - It's a semi-autobiographical story from Joe Eszterhas of Basic Instinct fame. I like the story, characters, acting and direction. It's a nice little movie that you'll remember years later.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120303/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103772/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Colossal (2016) - 2/5 - A very boring movie about emotionally stunted individuals with alcohol abuse issues. The clever Kaiju aspect is little used and completely irrelevant to the story. It really isn't much of a movie with no reasons to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4680182/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Man in the Moon (1991) - 3/5 - A very good movie that starts very saccharin but then the twist comes and the tone completely changes. The overly sweet beginning is important for later character impact. Reese Witherspoon is amazing in her debut.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102388/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kids (1995) - 1/5 - Very boring with no story. It's basically following a group of ghetto trash as they smoke, drink and whore away their time. It's realistic only in that the dregs of society actually exist and shouldn't be given the time of day.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113540/http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dregs
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - 4/5 - New best action movie. Excellent direction with stunning production design. Pacing that makes 2 hours feel like 30 minutes. Great story with incredible fight sequences. Great casting especially the bad guy. Top notch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Lobster (2015) - 3/5 - An excellent movie with many WTF moments. Great acting especially by Collin Farrell. The dialogue, story , and direction are all great. Never a boring moment. I really like the specific speech patterns and the music.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Just listened to the new Kool G Rap album Return Of The Don and it sucks ass. I tell you what...MoSS is certainly no Marley Marl. The one song It's a Demo is better than the entire new album.

http://ambrosiaforheads.com/2017/06/kool-g-rap-return-don-album-stream-audio-premiere/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marley_Marl_production_discographyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-frazier/toronto-hip-hop-producer_b_8412322.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

HA HA (Nelson laugh). I always thought Pelley was a pretentious douche bag and now I've been vindicated. Pushed out due to low ratings. I for one never watched that asshole. C Ya!

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/30/media/scott-pelley-cbs-evening-news/index.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mean Streets (1973) - 2/5 - Don't listen to the Scorsese fanboys. It's another very boring and very slow "day in the life" movie. There's no over-arching story and no three act structure. The dialogue and acting are pretty good but it's still a pass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070379/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Logan (2017) - 3/5 - I enjoyed it but it's not as awesome as everyone wants it to be. The violence and swearing are fully appropriate for Wolverine. Dafne Keen makes one hell of a debut. The action scenes are great but the pacing is very slow.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3315342/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Raw (2016) - 1/5 - Literally the least scary horror movie I've ever seen. The pacing is slow and the shock scenes aren't shocking at all. The story is muddied and not clever. The ending reveal is very anti-climactic. Movie critics really are retarded.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4954522/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blame! (2017) - 2/5 - There is WAY too much exposition and not enough action. The battles all look the same with a slightly better finale. The characters all look the same too. Maybe it's better as a manga but the movie version is merely average at best.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6574146/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Free Fire (2016) - 3/5 - A very interesting crime story with a well known cast. There is lots of clever dialogue and comedic elements but it's not funny enough and the shooting gets old quick. Sam Riley and Sharlto Copley are great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4158096/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

There actually is one really good pulp culture reference in The Boss Baby. At the 57:15 minute mark it uses one of the best shots from Mad Max Fury Road. But that's literally the only memorable thing in the whole movie.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) - 3/5 - It gets a 3 for the Fox Force Five and Gymkata references alone. The story is good but the loner narcissist plot gets annoying. That said, the animation is amazing with excellent lighting and action sequences.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Force_Five#Televisionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymkata
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Boss Baby (2017) - 2/5 - Very very Meh. The animation is good, especially character expressions, but the story is so boring it doesn't matter what you're watching. There are many more animated movies that are funnier and more entertaining.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3874544/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Get Out (2017) - 3/5 - A great modern horror movie with outstanding direction and surprising humor. The multiple reveals are spaced out perfectly and get better each time. The story is original and creative. The ending with Rod's comment is awesome.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hunter's Prayer (2017) - 2/5 - Jonathan Mostow is a very good director but this movie doesn't show it. The story is simple and derivative. There's no substantial depth to the characters. It feels more like a made for TV movie than anything else.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2674358/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) - 3/5 - The direction is good but the story isn't. The cameo is very cool but Toni Collette is no Samuel L Jackson. It's not a very good movie but I still enjoyed it. It just tries way too hard to be cool.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1293847/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Brewster's Millions (1985) - 3/5 - I'm sure childhood nostalgia makes me like it more than I should but I really like this movie. It has a fun vibe with many great scenes and quality direction by Walter Hill, a great 80's director. Richard Pryor rocks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088850/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Frankenstein (1931) - 4/5 - An incredible classic in every sense of the word. The castle design would be right at home in a Tim Burton movie. The direction is great with numerous memorable shots. Colin Clive is captivating as Dr. Frankenstein. See it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

American Sniper (2014) - 3/5 - An amazing story of dedication to military service and the toll it takes on individuals. Great direction by Eastwood and acting by Cooper and Miller. The ending is also note perfect; subtle and powerful. Great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179136/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Starred Up (2013) - 3/5 - The British drop the C word like Americans drop F bombs. It's really is a bit much on the swearing. But it feels very realistic and visceral. It's not like any other criminal style movie you'll see. Definitely not for everyone.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2567712/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Patriots Day (2016) - 2/5 - It was always going to be made but not every real life event is movie interesting. Slow pacing, it's 20 minutes too long, and average visuals make for a bland experience. It just doesn't work as a movie night treat.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4572514/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Homefront (2013) - 3/5 - Lots of top talent involved in a very good, albeit cliched, action movie. The father daughter relationship is convincing. The baddies do a great job being bad. Direction is also visually pleasing and effective. Not bad at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2312718/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Void (2016) - 2/5 - A mishmash of many other movies. Prince of Darkness, Phantasm, From Beyond, etc. I actually liked the direction and look a lot. The acting is good but not great. It's just that the whole premise is completely unoriginal.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4255304/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093777/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091083/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Stratton (2017) - 3/5 - It's basically James Bond lite. Simon West of Con Air fame is still a good director but his talents are undermined by a simplistic story and script. Dominic Cooper is fun to watch as always but most others are forgettable. Rent it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3567666/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Puss in Boots (2011) - 3/5 - The story is much more complex and detailed than I expected. The direction, especially the action sequences, is really great. The CG is somewhat lacking but still decent. I wouldn't watch it twice but I enjoyed it once.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448694/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sing (2016) - 3/5 - Based on the ad nauseam commercials I fully expected this to suck. Luckily it is actually pretty great. Stereotypical roles and pop music throughout only slightly diminishes a nice story and fun characters. Visual quality is also great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3470600/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) - 3/5 - An excellent horror mystery. The reveal is very good but the ending is even better as a direct result. Some cliched jump scares don't diminish great performances and quick pacing. Cox and Hirsch have great chemistry.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3289956/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Black Sea (2014) - 3/5 - A very good submarine movie with tense action and great visuals. Jude Law carries the movie but Ben Mendelsohn steals every scene he's in as usual. It's not Das Boot but if you like sub movies it is definitely worth a watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261331/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082096/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Science of Sleep (2006) - 3/5 - Indescribable. I guess it's a love story but it is so atypical and surreal it's like no other romantic movie ever. It's beautiful and captivating dream imagery holds your attention. A great movie with endearing actors.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354899/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) - 3/5 - Macon Blair's directorial debut is great and has a similar vibe to Blue Ruin. It seems boring at first but the third act is crazy. Stay past the slow start and you're rewarded for your patience.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5710514/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359024/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Man on a Ledge (2012) - 3/5 - Surprisingly better than expected. A well told story with good direction and acting. Some nice twists and comedic moments add to the charm. All of the casting is perfect. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568338/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) - 3/5 - It's a bad movie with bad CG werewolves. Here's the thing. I like all the main actors. It also has a short run time of 82 minutes minus credits. The direction is also pretty good. So yeah, it sucks but I still like it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3717252/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Miss Sloane (2016) - 3/5 - An excellent and intense drama about political lobbying with an even better performance by Jessica Chastain. Not as good as The Ides of March but still a well written nicely paced movie with a great ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4540710/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124035/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Split (2016) - 3/5 - Another great Shyamalan movie makes two in a row. I think that's the third sign of the Apocalypse. James McAvoy gives a truly stunning performance and Anya Taylor-Joy is equal to the task. Great pacing, direction and story all around.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Assassin's Creed (2016) - 2/5 - A technically well directed and acted movie with great visuals is severely hamstrung by an inane video game story filled with techno mumbo jumbo dialogue. It also has 15 minutes of end credits. 15 MINUTES! WTF! Ridiculous.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094766/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Cutter's Way (1981) - 2/5 - I was hoping it would be a great but underappreciated crime thriller. It wasn't. It's a slow character study about people who are miserable with how their lives have turned out. The plot is thin and suspense non-existent. Pass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082220/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Deer Hunter (1978) - 2/5 - A very slow, very boring movie with rote direction and bad sound undermines truly excellent performances by De Niro and Walken. Its biggest failing is scenes that are too long and add nothing. Easily 45 minutes too long.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077416/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rogue One (2016) - 4/5 - Shockingly great. Gareth Edwards' two previous movies sucked but he hit a home run here. Great story with an excellent ensemble cast. The third act is stunning with awesome visuals and action. Maybe even better than Force Awakens.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3748528/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470827/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) - 2/5 - The worst directing and editing I've ever seen. The action sequences are all but unwatchable. The plot is razor thin. The CG is always shrouded in darkness to hide how bad it is. Not unwatchable but still.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2592614/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Great Wall (2016) - 3/5 - I really enjoyed it. Good balance of East and West. Quick pacing, great visuals and direction with fun action scenes. The metaphor of the evils of Greed works well. Bad dialogue is clunky and limits caring about characters.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2034800/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If ever there was a perfect example of a movie critic who should retire for being old it's Rex Reed. The number of his RED scores to Metacritic GREEN scores is obscene. He's the epitome of the old man yelling GET OFF MY LAWN! Or maybe he's just an asshole.

http://www.metacritic.com/critic/rex-reed?filter=movies&num_items=30&sort_options=critic_score&dist=negative
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Her (2013) - 3/5 - A seemingly implausible plot becomes completely logical through realistic characterizations and dialogue. Sentient AI helps the main character find himself by learning about love and loss in the bigger picture. A great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - 4/5 - An absolutely amazing story of heroism. If not for being a true story it would be considered unbelievable. Outstanding direction by Gibson and acting by Garfield merit Oscar nods. My second favorite war after Black Hawk Down.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2119532/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265086/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) - 3/5 - Unimaginative creatures and an unoriginal story are offset by excellent period aesthetic and fun characters. The best part of the movie are the touching moments in the last fifteen minutes. Average.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183660/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This LITERALLY contradicts everything Republicans say about states rights. The voters have spoken in these states but Republicans are basically saying fuck that.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-23/ban-on-recreational-marijuana-to-be-enforced-white-house-says
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Doctor Strange (2016) - 3/5 - What makes it work is that it is taken seriously. It could have been campy with mystical mumbo jumbo but instead the actors, director and writers treat the subject with respect and authenticity. The final battle is also cool.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211837/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Moana (2016) - 4/5 - Another excellent Disney Pixar movie. Great characters, animation, music, story and direction. The CG islands and ocean are amazing. Good pacing and touching moments keep your attention. I really can't think of anything I didn't like.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521164/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

About Time (2013) - 3/5 - One of the most unique time travel movies I've watched in a long time. It stats off very strong but then changes tone and speed afterward. It's a little long but the relationships are compelling and highly enjoyable to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2194499/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bleed for This (2016) - 3/5 - The best boxing movies are the ones that aren't about boxing. An incredible story of overcoming adversity and never giving up. The best parts involved Miles Teller and his interactions with everyone else. Great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620935/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Birdman (2014) - 3/5 - Broadway movies bore the crap out of me. That said, Birdman is an amazing technical achievement. The acting and banter is quick and engrossing. The story is unique and execution perfect. All signs of an exceptional production.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2562232/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ender's Game (2013) - 3/5 - I had heard it wasn't very good but I liked it quite a bit. The overall aesthetic is clean and detailed. The story, based on a novel, is quite good. The acting is fairly weak and the second act drags but I would watch it again.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Manchester by the Sea (2016) - 2/5 - Slice of life movies are ultimately very boring. Regardless of how well it's directed or acted, there is no compelling narrative and no real reason to watch. It's just like following regular people around and that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4034228/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slice_of_life
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Night at the Museum 3 (2014) - 3/5 - I really enjoyed it. I was chuckling throughout. The CG, story and pacing all worked well. The varied cast of characters make for interesting dynamics. The cameo at the end was awesome! You can do a lot worse than this.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2692250/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) - 3/5 - The actors and direction are great. The 60's aesthetic is convincing. The story is well plotted and suspenseful. Post should have added film grain and desaturated it by 20%. Like Oculus, another very good horror movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4361050/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388715/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Nocturnal Animals (2016) - 2/5 - Not much of a movie. The book is Edwards pain from Susan's betrayal early in life. The book parts just fill screen time and are uncomfortable. The acting is fine but nothing special. It was OK but wouldn't recommend it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4550098/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Arrival (2016) - 4/5 - An excellent and emotional drama with aliens being the thematic driver. The short story is exceptional and the Hollywood version holds up very well. Great direction, solid measured pacing and great special effects make for a winner.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_Your_Life
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Passengers (2016) - 3/5 - A simple plot and limited cast is offset by two great lead actors. There isn't much to the movie but it's still enjoyable with some decent action sequences towards then end. I liked it but I wouldn't watch it twice.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355644/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Donald Trump basically wants an autocracy where he can say and do whatever the fuck he wants. That's not how America works asshole.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-03/judge-says-he-ll-temporarily-halt-trump-immigration-order
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Donald J Trump = Asshole In Chief

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-02/trump-says-he-ll-destroy-law-keeping-churches-out-of-politics
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) - 2/5 - Mediocre direction, an annoying bad attitude teen, unrealistic reactions by lead and no chemistry between Cruise and Smulders. The complete opposite of the great first Jack Reacher movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3393786/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

War Dogs (2016) - 3/5 - A well made based on true story movie with some crazy situations and a great performance by Jonah Hill. The song selection is awesome throughout and fits the setting. More interesting than most true life movies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005151/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Deepwater Horizon (2016) - 3/5 - Currently, the best 'Based on True Events' movie I have ever seen. Peter Berg is excellent at this type of directing. It's fast paced, informative, entertaining and has humor to boot. Seriously, a great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860357/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) - 3/5 - 1st half: Stilted acting, slow pacing and boring. 2nd half: Much better acting, lots of action and numerous story revelations. Also, really bad American accents from Butterfield and O'Dowd.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935859/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Why the fuck is there a 30 minute server wait time for Diablo 3? It's a single player game. I'm literally playing a solo character by myself. What the fuck am I waiting for Blizzard?

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It must be nice to be Marissa Mayer and get paid tens of millions of dollars to fail at the job you were hired for.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2017/01/yahoo-board-drops-to-five-mayer-is-out-name-changed-to-altaba/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Wailing (2016) - 2/5 - Much too long at 2 1/2 hours. The ending, while sort of explaining things, is still too ambiguous and unfulfilling. It came off as a Korean version of The Exorcist. Not a bad movie but it could have been so much better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5215952/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) - 3/5 - Maybe the book is great but the movie has slow pacing, not enough action and an anticlimactic ending. However, it's well made and well acted with a good story. Sennia Nanua is great and the reason to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4547056/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If, but really it's when, a Republican Congress and Republican President take my Obamacare health insurance from me I will NEVER vote Republican EVER AGAIN. Until the day I die I will vote Democrat or other. Fuck Republicans.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Accountant (2016) - 3/5 - The pacing is slow but the direction, story and acting are all good. The twist,it's not even a REAL twist, is telegraphed from a mile away. It doesn't know if it wants to be an action movie or a drama. Good but not great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140479/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Magnificent Seven (2016) - 3/5 - I enjoyed it because all the basics are present. Good pacing, quality story (Seven Samurai), chemistry between actors, humor via Chris Pratt, great direction and action. It's not mind blowing but still a good watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404435/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Ricky Baker Happy Birthday Song. This song is burned into my brain like no other song has been for a very long time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us6ZcvCcYoo
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) - 3/5 - A charming story brought to life with great acting and directing. Humor is plentiful and lighthearted. Julian Dennison is charismatic and does a great job. A wonderful movie which I highly recommend.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4698684/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sully (2016) - 3/5 - A great looking well paced movie. Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood both do their jobs expertly. The timeline is broken up to make it less linear and more interesting. The wife part is unnecessary and overly melodramatic. Still good though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3263904/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Storks (2016) - 2/5 - Quite possibly the least funny animated movie I have ever seen. The animation is great. The voice acting is also really good. Unfortunately the story isn't compelling and jokes never land. Watch a Pixar movie instead, any Pixar movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4624424/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Swiss Army Man (2016) - 3/5 - I was initially very bored and the fart humor didn't help. Then it changes tone. Radcliffe becomes animated and much more craziness ensues. The forest bus scenes are beautifully directed. The conclusion is very satisfying.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4034354/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Tried to buy some speakers from BestBuy today. The checking out was a joke. Not enough registers. A security person kept telling people to get in another line. And paying with a credit card was bullshit. Tons of prompts. Seriously, fuck BestBuy.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I don't know what happened to Kid Cudi musically but he seems to have gone in the direction of a rapping Lenny Kravitz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedin'_Bullet_2_Heaven
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Quiet Earth (1985) - 2/5 - It's a fine science fiction movie I guess. Kind of slow but it gets better as it goes on. It doesn't seem to warrant the praise it recieves though. Alternate reality movies are fine if they are convincing; this wasn't.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Spectral (2016) - 3/5 - A very high quality production by Netflix. The story isn't as creative as ARQ but the special effects and general look are incredible. Perfectly integrated CG and lots of action keep the viewer glued. The reveal is just OK though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5640450/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

In a Valley of Violence (2016) - 3/5 - 1st Half: An average western in every way. Flat dialogue. Rote direction. No action. 2nd Half: Much better writing leads to better acting. More action. More creative camera shots. Jeff Grace creates a great score.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3608930/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hell or High Water - 3/5 - (2016) Another great script from Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan. The relationships feel authentic and the leads have great on screen chemistry. Sheridan creates a level of realism which draws the viewer in to the story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582782/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Star Trek Beyond (2016) - 3/5 - Incredible action sequences, great direction and a compelling script make for the best Star Trek yet from the reboot. Justin Lin and Simon Pegg make a great science fiction movie with broader appeal than just for Trekkies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2660888/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Shin Godzilla (2016) - 3/5 - Infinitely more interesting and better executed than the crap that was 2014's Godzilla. It adheres more closely to the 1954 original with the same music and sound effects which is awesome. An excellent current version.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4262980/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

South Park Seasons 19 and 20 were both shit due to the season long story arcs. What made SP great was the relevant timely satire per episode on current hot button issues. A 10 episode arc is boring and unimaginative. I guess the era is over.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Goodreads.com used to be a good site to see if a book was wroth reading. Allowing users to embed animated gifs in their reviews has made it unusable. Holy shit people are fucking idiots.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25689074-stars-above
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Train to Busan (2016) - 4/5 - An excellent Korean zombie movie. Top notch zombie carnage and action in the first two acts with believable and touching drama in the final act. A wonderful cinematic surprise that I hope others get a chance to see.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700672/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Pete's Dragon (2016) - 2/5 - There are great kids movies that appeal to all ages but this isn't one. The pacing is slow. The music is strangely very annoying. But the actors, directing and CG are great. It just isn't "fun" in the way one would expect.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788732/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Suicide Squad (2016) - 3/5 - There was some significant re-toolling to make it more palatable and it doesn't really work. It should have been R like Deadpool. Margot Robbie is awesome but everyone else is tame. I enjoyed it but it could have been better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697/http://www.gamesradar.com/suicide-squads-messy-tone-is-all-down-to-studio-panic-and-last-minute-changes/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) - 2/5 - Although there is quality animation and voice acting the story leaves a lot to be desired. Some characters grate, there is no emotional connection and most of the jokes aren't funny. It's a very meh animated movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2709768/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Finding Dory (2016) - 4/5 - An excellent and logical sequel to Finding Nemo. Great animation and humor as always. The strong emphasis on family really hits home without being melodramatic. Great new characters also bring a lot to the story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2277860/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Don't Breathe (2016) - 3/5 - A simple suspense thriller set in a single, for the most part, location. A burglary might sound like a thin plot but great pacing and good twists make for a really good movie. Acting, lighting and direction are all top notch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4160708/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Terminal Velocity (1994) - 3/5 - It's not as good as I remember but it's actually a pretty good movie nonetheless. The skydiving scenes are great and the direction and story are good as well. A basic but good action mystery that scratches an itch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111400/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sausage Party (2016) - 3/5 - An excellent satire on religion. The voice acting is great especially Nick Kroll; I can't stop saying Bro now. For a 20 million budget even the animation is top notch. An great adult animated movie even if the ending is WTF.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1700841/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - 4/5 - One of my favorite movies. Exceptional direction. Awesome non-CG practical effects. Great story and musical score. Gary Oldman is awesome. The only problem is the slow 2nd act but it sets up a great final showdown.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103874/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Highlander (1986) - 2/5 - I can see why it has a strong cult following but in reality it's not a very good movie. Horrible sword fighting and a nonsensical story overshadow a great performance by Clancy Brown. And yes, Lambert has one hell of a stare.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091203/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Flesh+Blood (1985) - 2/5 - Paul Verhoeven's first "Hollywood" movie really shows his directing talents. Ultimately though, the story is slow and boring with little action and questionable character motivations.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089153/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Shallows (2016) - 3/5 - Blake Lively can't act. At least that was what I thought. This one movie changed my opinion of her. A realistic survival movie with an action movie ending. Great direction and visuals. I give Lively props for giving it her all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4052882/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Central Intelligence (2016) - 3/5 - I'm not a Kevin Hart fan but him and Dwayne Johnson have chemistry. The story is good, the action is exciting and most of the humor works. It's too long mostly due to Hart's need for extended comedic set pieces.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489889/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blind Fury (1989) - 2/5 - I watched it for the nostalgia but in the end it's not a good movie at all. The humor falls flat, the action is poorly executed and the story is highly contrived. I like Rutger Hauer but he can only do so much.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096945/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Purge: Election Year (2016) - 3/5 - This franchise could easily be milked dry with low quality sequels. Instead, great direction and a coherent story make for an enjoyable action movie. Everyone takes it seriously which makes for a quality production.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4094724/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ghostbusters (2016) - 2/5 - Not as funny as I had hoped given the immense creative talent in front of and behind the camera. The cameos were nice but didn't add anything. And oh yeah...fuck Pringles, fuck Papa Johns and fuck product placement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

ARQ (2016) - 3/5 - A fast paced well written time loop scifi movie. Each loop reveals cool new twists to the mystery. The acting from the two leads is great. The music is also a highlight selling the techno feel. The direction and story are outstanding.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5640450/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) - 3/5 - The Quicksilver scene and surprise extended cameo make it worth watching. The direction, story and action sequences make it a great superhero action movie. It could be a little shorter but that's not a deal breaker.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) - 2/5 - Even less funny than the first. There are a couple of funny sections of dialogue and that's it. This comedy is instantly forgettable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4438848/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Neighbors (2014) - 2/5 - There are a number of funny moments but the overall tone is too cynical for my tastes. There also doesn't seem to be any real chemistry between the leads. I wanted to like it but afterwards I really don't care about it at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2004420/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blood Father (2016) - 3/5 - Everything comes together very well to make an enjoyable movie. The leads are interesting anti-heroes that you don't really cheer for but hope they succeed. The pacing is fast and the direction great. Pleasantly surprised.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3647498/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Eye in the Sky (2015) - 4/5 - Finally an intelligent military movie which accurately depicts the moral complexities of modern warfare. A slow burn leads to a realistic conclusion that treats the audience with respect. All war movies should be this good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Conjuring 2 (2016) - 4/5 - An excellent horror movie. The story is intelligent and compelling. Direction by James Wan is exceptional with a number of noticeably great creative shots. Madison Wolfe will win an Oscar one day; yes she's that good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3065204/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Legend of Tarzan (2016) - 3/5 - A good story with average direction and hideous CG action sequences. Whichever SFX company did the action CG got the job because they had the lowest bid. All in all though it was watchable but forgettable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0918940/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This Politifact comparison pretty much sums it up. You'd have to be a moron or an asshole to vote for Donald Trump.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/lists/people/comparing-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-truth-o-met/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I haven't watched Marvel's Luke Cage yet but the fact that all the episode titles are named after songs and albums from Gang Starr make it already awesome.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Cage_(TV_series)#Episodeshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_Starr#Discography
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Even the front page to their web site is pretentious as fuck.

http://www.kaspicreative.com/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's 40K images of the same fucking thing. School, gym, doctor, park, learning, exercise, laughing, family, friends, office workers, sports and on and on and on. Fucking boring as hell! I would never use any of these shit images for anything, ever.

http://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/FatCamera?facets=%7B%22pageNumber%22:1,%22perPage%22:100,%22abstractType%22:%5B%22photos%22,%22illustrations%22,%22video%22,%22audio%22%5D,%22order%22:%22bestMatch%22,%22portfolioID%22:%5B3296437%5D,%22additionalAudio%2
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

From an artistic process perspective there is literally nothing LESS helpful than speed painting, sculpting, drawing videos. These videos are basically just people showing off in rapid time lapse.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Jason Bourne (2016) - 2/5 - A blatant money grab. Ridiculous techno babble and a boring chase early on. Nothing clever or cool with the story. Vikander is badly miscast. Much like Pirates 4, this movie never needed to exist. Worst Bourne in the series.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4196776/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1298650/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) - 3/5 - I keep expecting the new TMNT movies to suck and then they don't. Great CG and directing. Quick pacing and a pretty good story. Another pleasant surprise. The airplane action scene is awesome.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3949660/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dolemite (1975) - 2/5 - I'd like to give it a higher score just for camp value but I can't. It's watchable but isn't crazy enough for cult status. A great modern version is Black Dynamite which is a parody of this film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072895/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190536/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) - 3/5 - Hilarious. A great satire on the celebrity pop music industry. The Seal wolf attack scene had me laughing my ass off. Lots of funny dialogue and clever scenes overcome a somewhat cliched story and ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3960412/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Warcraft: The Beginning (2016) - 2/5 - All sizzle no steak visual effects. Forced ineffectual dramatic elements. Too many unnecessary plot threads. Female Orcs are never hot...ever. Every single role horribly miscast. Good final battle though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803096/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Jungle Book (2016) - 3/5 - Jaw dropping visual effects, both animal and environmental, and top notch directing combine for a great movie. Neel Sethi does a fine job but too much weight is placed on his solo live performance to carry the movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Nice Guys (2016) - 3/5 - Great dialogue, direction and acting elevate an average PI who done it. Angourie Rice steals every scene she's in and has great chemistry with Gosling. The final pay off though doesn't have the power to make it memorable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3799694/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Holy shit! How the fuck does [Donald Trump] even have supporters? Calling for another country to spy on an political opponent. That sounds a lot like treason to me.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/weeks-after-dnc-hack-trump-invites-russia-to-find-missing-clinton-e-mails/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Keanu (2016) - 2/5 - Not nearly as funny as I would have expected from watching Key And Peele's show. The Anna Faris George Michael scene is too long and boring. The gangsta dialogue gets old fast. The kitten is cute as hell though. Good kitty bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4139124/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) - 2/5 - A weak Hollywood Godzilla knock-off with none of the ethical questions about nuclear war. A simplistic creature feature with no staying power.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045546/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mannequin (1987) - 2/5 - Shoulder pads, musical montages, a bumbling security guard and evil competitor. All the required parts for this 80's comedy are present. I can't really recommend it but Kim Cattrall is worth a viewing since she's incredibly hot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093493/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Joysticks (1983) - 2/5 - As cheesy as an 80's comedy gets with cliched characters, nudity and a competition to determine the fate of the arcade / school / resort etc. It's bad but I still enjoyed myself because it stays true to its vision; and boobies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085764/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) - 2/5 - A boring yet still offensive plot feels like a poor mans Death Wish. Racist instead of being racial. Criminals are black or brown while the good guys are white. Asians are Orientals. The whole thing is tasteless.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097670/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) - 1/5 - Not the least bit funny.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116126/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) - 3/5 - What Part 1 should have been. More action and better pacing yields better results. The love triangle is eye rolling bad in both movies. I guess tween girls love that tripe though. Better but not great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951266/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) - 2/5 - The very boring result of turning one movie into two. Greed overriding quality story telling. Jennifer Lawrence's overacting makes it worse. 2 hours which should have been 30 minutes. Lionsgate sucks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951265/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Green Room (2015) - 3/5 - Blue Ruin is a revenge tale where this is more of a horror movie. There are a couple of logic problems but it's still a great looking, well acted realistic thriller. Quick pacing and a good story make it a keeper.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4062536/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359024/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - 3/5 - The two fights in the last hour are awesome but there are issues. Eisenberg is a poor mans Heath Ledger. The dialogue is atrocious. Superhero motivations for battle are weak. There is no humor at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Anomalisa (2015) - 4/5 - An incredibly accurate and human portrayal of desperate loneliness, awkward intimacy and mid-life crisis. The complexities of interpersonal relationships and personal failings has never been better conveyed in film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2401878/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) - 4/5 - After the sequel I didn't have high hopes. Luckily it's excellent. Mind blowing visuals reinforce great direction and action sequences. The focus on family and knowing yourself also give it heart which is great for all ages

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267968/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Zootopia (2016) - 3/5 - It starts out great but the story quickly falls back to a standard police mystery. Animation, voice acting and graphics are excellent as always. A great animated movie but not as original or unique as Inside Out.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hardcore Henry (2015) - 3/5 - You'll either love it or hate it. I think it's awesome. Amazing direction and camera work. Perfectly integrated special effects. A unique story and exceptional performance by Sharlto Copley make for a one-of-a-kind movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3072482/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

SPL: Kill Zone (2005) - 2/5 - Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung and two excellent final fights still don't make it as good as the sequel. A weak story and low production values hamper the effort. It's too simple to be engaging and even at 1:30 it feels too long.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478024/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3197766/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Donal Trump is a fucking piece of shit.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-28/trump-channels-brexit-in-anti-trade-speech-at-pennsylvania-factory
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Finest Hours (2016) - 3/5 - An excellent and moving true life tale of duty and courage. The exceptional special effects never override the dramatic performances due to great directing and acting. I was riveted for two hours and enjoyed it immensely.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025690/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hail, Caesar! (2016) - 2/5 - As a comedy it's not funny. As a satire it's not scathing. As a drama it's boring. It really is just a thing that exists. It's not bad but it's lackluster and forgettable. So many stars with so little on screen charisma.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475290/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kill Zone 2 (2015) - 3/5 - A multi-layered crime drama with some excellent fight sequences. Tony Jaa with the right story and director can be amazing. Excellent performances and directing make for a great movie. It is a little too long though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3197766/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Goosebumps (2015) - 3/5 - Thoroughly enjoyable. Great everything; directing, acting, story, dialogue, special effects, comedy, pacing. I was really surprised how good it all was. Even if you know nothing about the books it's still a ton of fun to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1051904/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Mermaid (2016) - 2/5 - Stephen Chow movies can be great; this isn't one. Awful special effects, a cliched story and a hit-you-over-the-head moral message make it a miss. The actors though are very charismatic. An unoriginal and uninteresting movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4701660/
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Chris Potter

The Invitation (2015) - 2/5 - Another annoying dinner party movie. The twist is telegraphed throughout and the last shot is absolutely ridiculous. Characters don't react realistically. That said, the directing is great and Logan Marshall-Green is amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2400463/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Midnight Special (2016) - 2/5 - A well made and acted albeit completely unoriginal movie. It's basically Starman, Cocoon, ET etc with a kid. Slow pacing and a serious tone make it slightly boring. The ending is also just OK as payoffs go.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649554/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088172/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - 3/5 - A great suspense thriller with top notch directing and performances. Then there's the last 10 minutes. I understand the frying pan to fire logic but the tone change is drastic. It feels like too much but still fun though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179933/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Zoolander 2 (2016) - NR - Essentially unwatchable. I gave it exactly 30 minutes and I never laughed once. I should have know it would suck just from the [Justin Bieber] opening. It's a shame because the first [Zoolander] is one of my favorite comedies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1608290/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196229/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) - 2/5 - It might be great as Pee-Wee movies go but it just wasn't quirky and crazy enough. It seems like it was simplified and sanitized. It's not bad it just doesn't have any memorable moments. Joe Manganiello is great though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0837156/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Witch (2015) - 3/5 - Well, it's not a horror story. It is, however, an excellent character study of a religious colonial family placed under extreme stress. The acting, dialogue and directing make it a good movie with a great revelatory ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Deadpool (2016) - 3/5 - It actually IS a love story. Seriously. It's nice to see Ryan Reynolds get a franchise after the Green Lantern flop. Great action scenes with witty dialogue and quick pacing. Kids shouldn't see it but for adults it's pretty awesome.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Man I love the Internet. I was prescribed a nasal spray and I kind of new how to use it but a Youtube video was perfect for questions about the priming and why not to inhale during application. Knowledge is power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnEre7FHUAQ
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Captain America: Civil War (2016) - 5/5 - The best Marvel super hero movie to date. The airport Avenger vs. Avenger battle is absolutely amazing and hilarious. But it's the more subtle and emotional story that really stands out. An exceptional movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3498820/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Karl Urban as "Dredd" on Netflix would be awesome. I loved the movie and have no idea why it didn't do better financially. Netflix is crushing Marvel shows so here's hoping.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/karl-urban-says-conversations-are-happening-about-dredd-tv-series
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Inna's Mantra for Diablo 3 is INSANE! With The Crudest Boots and Unity the damage is crazy. I literally just walk around with a trail of death and destruction and periodically hit a button or key.

http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Inna's_Mantra
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The 5th Wave (2016) - 2/5 - The fast food of YA dystopian movies. Watchable but unhealthy and unsatisfying. If the movie follows the book then man alive it's a really bad book. Cheesy dialogue, sappy emotions with an eye rolling romance. Well made but bad.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304933/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Frozen (2013) - 4/5 - It's a wonderful story about sisters and family and love. Olaf is freaking hilarious. The CG snow effects are absolutely amazing. And while there are too many songs for my liking many are still excellent. An all around great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294629/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) - 5/5 - A 100% remake of A New Hope. Jakku is Tatooine. Rey is Luke. BB-8 is R2-D2. Starkiller Base is Death Star. That said, it is still an excellent big budget action movie with humor and heart.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) - 2/5 - The acting and direction are good but the story is so very very boring. It's not funny like Austin Powers or exciting like James Bond. The pacing is slow and there isn't much action. It's as dull as a spy movie gets.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1638355/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

In the Heart of the Sea (2015) - 3/5 - Ron Howard is a great director but awful green screen CG, distracting 'GoPro' style camera shots and poor pacing undermine his talents. It's not bad but if you missed it you wouldn't be kicking yourself over it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Creed (2015) - 3/5 - An excellent modern telling of the Rocky story. Focusing on relationships, passion, legacy and a mythos. Boxing, smartly is secondary, and the audience is treated to a wonderful retelling of a classic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3076658/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Wages of Fear (1953) - 3/5 - A very good character study with interesting obstacles while trying to accomplish a job fraught with danger. At 2:28 the director's cut is too long which lessens the overall impact from minimizing the tension. Good movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046268/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Metropolis (1927) - 3/5 - The first half is very long and very boring but the second half is great. Lots of action with great, for the time, special effects. An interesting story about technology and workers rights which is timeless. A classic in cinema.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

House of Wax (1953) - 3/5 - A classic horror movie which is carried almost exclusively by Vincent Price. The story is simple but for the 50's it is actually very entertaining. The opening fire scene is also great. Avoid the remake; stick with the original.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045888/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) - 3/5 - Better action and story than Ghost Protocol. A similar look and feel to Jack Reacher which is a great thing. Every character is interesting and fun to watch. The lead actress also kicks much ass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381249/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Planet of the Apes (1968) - 3/5 - I'm not sure the 8.0 IMDB rating and 2 Oscar nods is warranted, but it is very entertaining, philosophical and has iconic scenes and dialogue. Pacing issues and limited scope slightly dilute a very good movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063442/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Coherence (2013) - 3/5 - Dinner parties in movies are pretentious and boring. However, the story picks up in the second act with a great third act. The hook is clever with a nice sudden ending. Triangle and Primer both have better directing and stories.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2866360/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1187064/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ant-Man (2015) - 3/5 - What should have been a cheesy flop of a third tier marvel hero turned out great. Touching moments, laugh out loud humor, great action sequences and a compelling story to boot. First Iron Man came out of nowhere and now Ant-Man.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478970/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Inside Out (2015) - 5/5 - The absolute best animated feature I've ever seen. Perfect.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Lilies of the Field (1963) - 3/5 - A simple family friendly movie with good performances. Not Oscar worthy performances however. Sidney Poitier is an excellent actor who should have won for In the Heat of the Night. Still a nice watch though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057251/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061811/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Krampus (2015) - 3/5 - An evil Santa Claus exacts punishment during the Holidays. Based on German or Austrian folk lore, it's interesting and well made. The pacing is a little slow but the evil toys and the twist ending make up for any issues.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3850590/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Steve Jobs (2015) - 4/5 - Amazing writing brought to life by equally great performances. The most surprising aspect is the heartfelt emotional moments between Jobs and those closest to him. A captivating look at a larger than life individual.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2080374/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Big Short (2015) - 4/5 - Incredibly smart and creative people can turn the most boring subject into a blockbuster movie. By the end you will have learned exactly what caused the global financial crisis and be extremely pissed as a result.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hilarious Censored Sesame Street Bert and Ernie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGh8IIr11vg
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Ice Pirates (1984) - 3/5 - By all measures it's not a very good movie but I enjoyed it as a kid and still like it today. Anjelica Huston and Ron Perlman are still early in their careers. It's dumb simple fun with good pacing and interesting characters.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087451/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

And then a few games later I pull off a 32 damage (53 total) Anyfin Can Happen without Old Murk-eye. Apparently not a big deal if Murk-eye is not allowed in the new [Hearthstone] Standard play format.

http://i.imgur.com/1bCmHGs.jpghttp://www.hearthhead.com/card=2898/anyfin-can-happenhttp://www.hearthhead.com/card=736/old-murk-eye
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This is why Blizzard is nerfing the druid combo in [Hearthstone]. An eight mana 40 damage combo is crazy.

http://i.imgur.com/h8i57i5.jpg
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fireworks (1997) - 2/5 - Very slow and very boring. I understand the juxtaposition of the touching moments with his wife and bursts of violence but it's just way too slow. There's also little to no dialogue so there's no real character development. Pass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119250/
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I just did a what what with a [Ruh-Roh].

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That works so lets add some more test tags. [Peyton Manning Retiring] [Just Do It] [Ruh-Roh]

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Second test with brackets trying to escape them instead. [Feel the Bern] [Hotlanta] [Pres2016]

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Well brackets don't work so lets try braces. {Pres2016} {Hotlanta} {Feel the Bern}

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Test the tag parser using a different delimiter. [Feel the Bern] [Hotlanta] [Pres2016]

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Yep it Works! No to activate tags to go to search page.

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Test to see if the tags increment when a tag is mentioned again. #Feel the Bern# #2016Pres#

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Opps Try again. Test post to see if tags enter into database. #Feel the Bern# #Blitler# #Grump Cat#

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Test post to see if tags enter into database. #Feel the Bern# #Blitler# #Grump Cat#

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Last Action Hero (1993) - 3/5 - I remember it sucking bad but after seeing it again it doesn't. The trio who made Predator do a great job but it has seriously cringe worthy dialogue. If not for that it might even be a great movie. And a magic ticket ;-(

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107362/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Police Academy (1984) - 3/5 - A classic 80s comedy that is just as enjoyable today. All of the characters are fun and interesting with good pacing and comedic gags. The leads have chemistry and while the story is simple it's still nice to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087928/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Looks like the language tests are successful after adding some charset() and htmlspecialchars() functions. Let the world post in freedom, security and privacy.

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นี้การทดสอบระบบตัวอักษรสำหรับภาษาต่าง ๆ

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Этот тест системы символов для хранения различных языков

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این تست سیستم شخصیت برای زبان های مختلف را ذخیره سازی

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यह विभिन्न भाषाओं को संग्रहीत करने के लिए एक परीक्षण की वर्ण व्यवस्था

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此字符系统用于存储各种语言测试

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This a test of the character system for storing various languages. (The initial post text.)

https://www.bing.com/search?q=google+translate&PC=U316&FORM=CHROMN
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Time to test various languages to see if the UTF-8 header setting displays Korean, Russian, Farsi etc. correctly.

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Changed the refresh to 5 seconds so gonna see how that works.

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The weather in Florida would be great if it weren't for the mosquitoes. Hopefully we won't have a Zika outbreak this summer.

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I sure am a very pretty kitty.

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Helping Chris test the front page refresh. Also, exit stage right even...

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Chris Potter

Getting ready to publicly launch SeyWut.com. Currently I'm just making the login work so people can join and start posting. Lots and lots of other functionality to add but trying to get the basics right first.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Spotlight (2015) - 4/5 - Amazing telling of how the Boston Globe broke the Catholic Church child sex abuse story. Great direction and performances make for an intriguing two hours. The scope of the cover up is both fascinating and horrific.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A lot of people are complaining about Standard play coming to Hearthstone but I for one am very happy. I'm sick and tired of seeing Sludge Belcher, Dr. Boom, Antique Healbot, Piloted Shredder and Loatheb every game.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Good Dinosaur (2015) - 2/5 - The Pitch: "It's the wild west but with dinosaurs." The Exec: "Make it happen!" Not at all up to Pixar standards. It's a simple story with one note characters but absolutely gorgeous environments. Boring and tedious.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979388/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Terrorism. The modern day "Won't somebody please think of the children".

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/nsas-director-says-paris-attacks-would-not-have-happened-without-crypto/?comments=1&post=30667191http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/nsas-director-says-paris-attacks-would-not-have-happened-without-crypto/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Superbowl 50 commercials all sucked.

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Chris Potter

Wing Commander (1999) - 2/5 - It sucks but you know what, I still kind of enjoyed it. The dialogue, special effects and Freddie Prinze Jr. are the big problems but everything else is pretty decent. Known good actors prop up a decent story. Not unwatchable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131646/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Killer (1989) - 3/5 - Who knew cops and gangsters were so emotionally complex. The action and drama intertwine nicely. Relationships built on trust and questions about loyalty and honor provide impact. A good movie with an awesome ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097202/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Odd Thomas (2013) - 3/5 - I enjoyed the story and character interactions with the snappy dialogue. The bodach creature cg is great even if the other cg is OK to bad. It's a fun quick movie with a lot of creative camera shots and great lead actors.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1767354/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Strange Invaders (1983) - 3/5 - Saw this when I was a kid and I remember it being really good. Decades later, my initial opinion holds true. Good direction, story, acting and characters make for a quick and fun watch. It doesn't end like you will expect.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086374/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Legend (2015) - 3/5 - Tom Hardy does an amazing job playing gangster twins. The direction is also very good. The story however, for any audience outside of England, isn't all that interesting. The Frances story line gives it depth and makes it better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3569230/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Spectre (2015) - 3/5 - The godawful Sam Smith credits song notwithstanding, Spectre is a good albeit safe Bond installment. Car chase - check, manly fight scene - check, seducing women - check. There is just nothing special about any of it unfortunately.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379713/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Martian (2015) - 4/5 - Yet another great space movie; Interstellar and Gravity being the others. Everything about this is spot on. Acting, direction, casting, dialogue, visual effects and pacing are all great. It's also a very smart movie. Superb.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Behind Enemy Lines (2001) - 3/5 - An average action movie with average dialogue and performances. The action scenes are actually really well shot; especially the opening SAMs. It's a fun movie that doesn't require thinking which is probably for the best.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159273/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kung Fu Hustle (2004) - 3/5 - Highly rated but it has some problems. I liked it but the effects are average, story too simple and dialogue fairly basic. There are a number of martial arts comedies I would watch again first and that's the problem. Just OK.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373074/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The God of Cookery (1996) - 3/5 - The plot is simple; a top celebrity chef gets displaced by a usurper. Said chef makes a comeback with an awesome dish to recapture his crown. It's the comedy that makes it fun due to Stephen Chow's performance.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116426/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Jackie Brown (1997) - 4/5 - Re-watched and great as ever. Samuel L. should have won an Oscar for his performance. The dialogue, as usual for Tarantino, is exceptional. Even at 2h 34m it is never boring. Being based on a novel means the story is great too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119396/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sicario (2015) - 4/5 - Intense! Everything about this movie is realistic. Dialogue, scenarios, weapons usage and drama seem highly detailed and authentic. The direction is a highlight making every violent frame beautiful. Awesome action drama.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3397884/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If Bernie Sanders ever had a chance of getting my vote he just lost it with this DMCA abuse crap. Way to go Bernie; you just lost all the good will you spent months building.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/01/bernie-sanders-campaign-sends-dmca-notice-to-wikipedia-over-logos/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hulk (2003) - 3/5 - Ang Lee is a great director and the main actors do a great job. Hulk is a smart persons comic book movie and it has more drama than normal. As a result, it's slow which many will think is boring. It's one of the better Marvel movies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286716/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - 4/5 - A great maritime movie. It's a little too long with some pacing issues. Otherwise it has great performances, story, direction, visuals, characters and general quality. Definitely a must see.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311113/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Black Mass (2015) - 3/5 - Amazing performances and a great look and feel for the time period keep the viewer interested. It's based on a true story but the story is only moderately interesting. It's not Goodfellas but it's still really good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355683/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Last Witch Hunter (2015) - 3/5 - Great visual effects and a good story are offset by a really slow second act and telegraphed twist. All said, I enjoyed it a lot. Diesel is always fun to watch and the supporting characters are good. A fun movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618442/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Into the Badlands: Season 1 - 2/5 - Great martial arts and action sequences can't save bad acting, uninteresting characters, weak story and soap opera melodrama. It could have been so much more. I could only make it through three of the six episodes.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ash Vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 - 3/5 - Basically it's Evil Dead 3. Maintaining the humor, action, one liners and copious amounts of gore of the original movie and sequel. Bruce Campbell is awesome as always and the supporting cast is good. A fun watch.

http://www.metacritic.com/tv/ash-vs-evil-dead
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Kid (1921) - 3/5 - Much more entertaining than expected. The child is cute as a button and Chaplin is as animated and interesting as ever. Good pacing and an effective story make it a pleasure to watch. No dialogue means better visuals and sight gags.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012349/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Darkman (1990) - 3/5 - Sam Raimi's equivalent to Batman, which is even scored by Danny Elfman, is actually pretty good. It's short and sweet with some great action scenes. Not a bad movie but missing that something special for longevity.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099365/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Invincible Shaolin (1978) - 2/5 - Two thirds of the movie is training scenes and the plot is paper thin but the final group fight is great. Throw in a possible wedding that makes no sense and it just isn't worth watching more than once.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077973/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Beasts of No Nation (2015) - 3/5 - A beautifully shot well acted movie that is extremely depressing. It's almost too realistic. A story about child soldiers in a war torn country can make the viewer question humanity. Tough to watch but worth it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365050/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Five Deadly Venoms (1978) - 4/5 - Classic Kung Fu cinema from the Shaw Brothers. While it could have had more martial arts action for my tastes the story is great all the same. Quick pacing and an engaging plot keep yourr attention the whole time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077559/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hateful Eight (2015) - 3/5 - I thought it would be better. It's unnecessarily long with way too much dialogue. Nigger is used SOOOO much it's actually distracting. The acting and twist is good. Jennifer Jason Leigh is great and should get an Oscar.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3460252/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Revenant (2015) - 4/5 - One of the most realistic movies I've seen since The Road. It's a basic revenge movie but it's incredibly intense. While the CG animals are obvious, everything else is visually stunning. DiCaprio will probably get the Oscar.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663202/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rocky II (1979) - 3/5 - Picking up directly where the first one ends, the plot is logical and the character actions are believable. The hospital section is too long and the ending is just a copy of the first, but it's still a great sequel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079817/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rocky (1976) - 4/5 - An excellent drama which happens to have boxing in it. The fact that Stallone wrote the screenplay is amazing. Very nuanced writing and realistic characters and dialogue. The boxing is actually secondary to the overall story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075148/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Conan the Barbarian (1982) - 4/5 - One of the best fantasy action movies you will ever see. Arnold in his prime opposite James Earl Jones with magic and witches and fighting. The story is also very good in concept and execution. A favorite before LotR.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082198/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rambo III (1988) - 3/5 - Part 3 is more of the same for Rambo and that's a very good thing. The action is even bigger. There's a long stealth sequence and a cat and mouse cave fight. Richard Crenna has a bigger role which is nice. All in all lots of fun.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095956/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) - 4/5 - The start of the big blockbuster sequels conceit for Hollywood. Story, action, direction and acting are all great for what it is. Quick pacing also makes for a fun ride. It really is a fun action movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089880/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) - 2/5 - A black comedy that only has a few laughs. Many other John Hughes are much better. The first half is hard to watch but the car scene with a Devil John Candy is freaking hilarious. Still, I won't watch it twice.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093748/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Serpico (1973) - 3/5 - Movies based on true stories are hit or miss. Serpico is interesting and well made but the entire story is about a cop battling against systemic police corruption. That's it. It just isn't very compelling when all is said and done.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070666/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rosemary's Baby (1968) - 2/5 - Sometimes reverence clouds judgement. It's an OK movie. It's not scary at all and many twists are telegraphed. A long run time and slow pacing make it a chore to watch. The acting is great however as is the direction.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522/
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Chris Potter

Bad Boys (1995) - 2/5 - I had forgotten how bad this movie is. It tries way too hard to be cool. Lots of bitching between the leads with no charm or chemistry. Over the top camera shots and bad editing distract the viewer. Stick with Lethal Weapon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112442/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093409/
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Chris Potter

Everest (2015) - 3/5 - Incredibly realistic and visceral. If climbing Mount Everest is anything like this movie; holy shit! Great acting and direction. Some of the effects don't work though. Amazing story which makes it all the more sad at the end.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2719848/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Them! (1954) - 1/5 - The complete opposite of Godzilla; Weak story, bad acting, condescension towards women, poor pacing, horrible effects, the list goes on. The patronizing slapped on ending about nuclear war is the icing on the cake. It sucked bad.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047573/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Godzilla (1954) - 4/5 - The original is the best. A great story with emotion and deep characters. The excellent direction offsets the limited special effects. I was expecting a cheesy creature feature and got a great movie on the dangers of nuclear war.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Modern Times (1936) - 3/5 - Visually stunning scenes and great direction make an entertaining film. Paulette Goddard is incredibly hot and Charlie Chaplin is captivating as always. But really the 'story' is just a series of vignettes and not much else.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027977/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vignette_%28entertainment%29
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Chris Potter

Nosferatu (1922) - 3/5 - A horror classic with incredible visual effects for the time. The 2nd act is too slow; it's literally a lengthy boat trip. The long shadow, rising out of the coffin and Nosferatu himself are all outstanding and memorable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) - 2/5 - Better action and visuals are offset by worse cliches and zombies. Seriously. Zombies. The author couldn't come up with something better. Weak twists and a confusing plot make it only for series fans.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4046784/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Maze Runner (2014) - 3/5 - A cliched plot with generic characters and minimal dialogue. Perfect for the YA dystopian future movie goer. I enjoyed it but it really is just an average movie. The effects are good and the final action scene was great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790864/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Visit (2015) - 3/5 - A taught suspense thriller by M. Night Shyamalan. When he puts his ego on hold he can make a great movie. The reveal is good and the actors are all convincing. The ending is surprisingly touching and brought a tear to my eye.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3567288/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mississippi Grind (2015) - 3/5 - A gambling road trip and character study. The direction and writing are very good but if your not into this type of movie you might be bored. Still, while some character motivations didn't make sense I enjoyed what I saw.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2349144/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bone Tomahawk (2015) - 3/5 - A horror western with great directing and acting but a simple rescue by numbers plot. The shocking graphic violence gives it needed heft to separate it from other westerns. But it's way too long and 2h 12m creating slow pacing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2494362/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Pan (2015) - 2/5 - An unnecessary Peter Pan origin story. It's not bad per se but everything is weirdly off. A misplaced Nirvana song, bad wire acts, obvious green screens, a cowboy Hook, trampolines, wigs. It's a miss-mash where nothing works well.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3332064/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Face/Off (1997) - 3/5 - It's too long, has a ridiculous plot and bad dialogue but John Woo is such a great action director that I still like it. The shots are great and the final showdown is phenomenal. Woo, Cage and Travolta made a great action movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119094/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Better Tomorrow (1986) - 2/5 - John Woo relies heavily on melodrama in his early movies and this is no exception. Lots of talking with only a few action scenes and even those are tame. Hard Boiled a few years later is more indicative of classic Woo.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092263/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104684/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Gift (2015) - 3/5 - Joel Edgerton is a good actor but he may be an even better director. A number of the shots are perfect for a suspense thriller. The story is good as well even with a couple of significant plot holes. All in all a great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4178092/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Valkyrie (2008) - 3/5 - Singer makes a true war story beautiful and compelling. The acting is very good but having every single major German character played by a British actor is an extreme distraction. A fun re-watch but no staying power.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0985699/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

First link - A great in-depth review providing insight and analysis. Second link - Superficial review reading more like a marketing PR fluff piece.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/11/star-wars-battlefront-review-stunning-as-the-death-star-dry-as-tatooine/http://www.wired.com/2015/11/star-wars-battlefront-review/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) - 2/5 - It's just not very funny. I actually only laughed once and that was at Kim Wayans lounge singing performance. Slow pacing, flat jokes and bad performances, except for Kim, make it a pass. Black Dynamite is better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095348/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190536/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Land Before Time (1988) - 4/5 - A wonderful movie for young children. The two to six age group will love the characters, simple story and quick pacing. Everyone else will probably be doing something else. Great for its target audience.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095489/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fantastic Four (2015) - 2/5 - Josh Trank is a very good director and I had no problems with the visuals or shot selection. The story however is boring as hell. Worst end battle ever with bad dialogue and no character chemistry throughout. Meh at best.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502712/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Goodnight Mommy (2014) - 3/5 - A well crafted German horror thriller with a surprising twist. The twins performances are great and the directing top notch. It escalates nicely to the end and will stay with you long after viewing it. A great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3086442/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

In Hell (2003) - 3/5 - A surprisingly effective prison drama staring Van Damme. The story is actually better than the action and Lawrence Taylor does a good job as well. It's a little cliched and unoriginal but it works and I enjoyed watching it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339135/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

"To try is to fail" - Homer Simpson 2015

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Chris Potter

Spartacus (1960) - 2/5 - SO MUCH FILLER! It's too long for no reason. The 'love' story feels like a completely separate movie. There's minimal action. Much like the highly overrated Ben-Hur, I would say only watch it if you love 60s era epics.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054331/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052618/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I bet you anything that this person is selling reviews on IMDB. Almost everything they rate is 10 out of 10 and a rare few are 1 or 2 out of 10. Weird and suspect to say the least.

http://www.imdb.com/user/ur22003481/comments
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Denver Broncos are my favorite team but they are 6-0 only because of luck and great defense. They really need to step up the offense.

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Chris Potter

Stretch (2014) - 1/5 - Unwatchable shit. Seriously. I got to the eleven minute mark where David Hasselhoff show up and says mother fucker and I said... that's it for this shit movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2494280/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Big Game (2014) - 2/5 - Being a huge Samuel L. fan I'd like to recommend this but I can't. There's little to no action, the pacing is slow and the dialogue doesn't work. It's a nice Finnish production but Rare Exports is much better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2088003/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1401143/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) - 3/5 - Considered a kung fu classic and deservedly so. It has a sound story and good acting. The fight scenes are well choreographed. It's a little too long but I was never bored. As Shaw Bros. movies go it's a must see.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078243/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dark Places (2015) - 3/5 - Probably a better book than movie. It is very dark indeed which makes it tough to watch at times. The crazy ending doesn't really work; it's too implausible. Still, I liked it. Christina Hendricks is awesome as the mom.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402101/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - 4/5 - Hilarious New Zealand vampire documentary comedy. Great directing, jokes, pacing and acting by everyone. Even the special effects are well done. If you liked Flight of the Conchords you'll like this.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Conchords
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If a consumer has already paid for the video card it's your duty to provide timely driver updates free of charge and with no other strings attached.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/10/latest-nvidia-drivers-to-be-locked-behind-geforce-experience-app/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Southpaw (2015) - 3/5 - A very good boxing drama with a great lead performance. Hopefully Jake Gyllenhaal will win the Oscar that he didn't get for Nightcrawler. The direction is also great and draws the viewer into the story even if it is predictable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798684/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872718/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Cooties (2014) - 2/5 - Great direction and a good cast can't compensate for a mediocre script. It needed twice as many jokes and crazier scenes. Child zombies can only do so much. It reminded me of a movie born from an SNL skit. It could have been great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2490326/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Final Girls (2015) - 4/5 - A phenomenal horror comedy. I laughed out loud the entire time. There are a number of great camera shots as well. Even the ending is perfectly done. Very few movies successfully pull off this level of creativity.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2118624/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Minions (2015) - 1/5 - Not funny, not entertaining; only young children will enjoy it. Listening to Minion speak for an hour and a half alone makes it nigh unwatchable. How it made so much money is absurd. There are much better animated movies out there.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2293640/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ted 2 (2015) - 2/5 - Not nearly as funny or clever as the first. Extremely crude humor falls flat most of the time. A completely different story would have been better. Anticlimactic ending is weak. The LotR Gollum jokes are freaking hilarious though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2637276/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Terminator Genisys (2015) - 3/5 - An unnecessarily complicated plot and poor pacing undermines a great role for an aging Arnold. References to the first two movies make it fun and familiar but bad casting and writing means limited appeal to die hards only.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340138/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) - 3/5 - The ending made me cry; WTF! While not as clever or creative as the first two, it's still really good. Leigh Whannell will eventually get his big Hollywood break like James Wan but until then the Insidious movies rock.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3195644/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Tomorrowland (2015) - 4/5 - Great movie! Story, direction, special effects, acting; everything works. Pro movie reviewers that didn't get it are fucking idiots. Stupid fucks. There is literally nothing bad or wrong about this movie. A true treat to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964418/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland_%28film%29#Critical_response
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Day Watch (2006) - 3/5 - Improved production values and visuals make for a better movie than the first but it's too long. The story ties into the first movie which is great but it's still simplistic. Basically it's a frame job on the lead and that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409904/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Night Watch (2004) - 3/5 - Good visuals and direction are let down by slow pacing and a simple story. Vampires and a cursed woman are all that's on offer. A very small budget limits the scope and impact necessary to really become a hit with staying power.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403358/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Most Violent Year (2014) - 2/5 - It should be A Most Boring Year. A simple story about a business owner with little to no violence. Slow pacing and an anti-climactic ending make for a tiring watch. Great directing and acting but needed a better story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2937898/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Spy (2015) - 4/5 - A hilarious spy comedy. Melissa McCarthy is funny as hell and Rose Byrne is great as a bad ass. I was literally laughing through the entire movie. An amazing comedy that keeps the jokes rolling the whole way. Top notch entertainment.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3079380/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

San Andreas (2015) - 4/5 - Finally, a great natural disaster movie. Perfect casting, great visual effects - minus the opening - good pacing and story. Dwayne Johnson is great as always and almost cried during a heartfelt scene; he'll get there someday.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2126355/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Turbo Kid (2015) - 2/5 - An uninspired retro 80s throwback which fails to entertain. Laurence Leboeuf does a great job and at least makes it watchable even with slow pacing and a paper thin plot. Kung Fury is infinitely better in both style and substance.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3672742/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3472226/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Paper Moon (1973) - 3/5 - The chemistry between real life father and daughter is amazing. Tatum O'Neal, who won an Oscar, really does carry the movie. The story is simplistic but never feels boring. I wouldn't watch it again but I'm glad I saw it once.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070510/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Terminator Salvation (2009) - 3/5 - A well done action scifi movie with a good cast and fun action scenes. The story is plausible and there is nothing wrong, bad or annoying about it. That said, it's fun to watch once and then move on with your life.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438488/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Breakfast Club (1985) - 3/5 - While a little cliched in spots, it's still an excellent character study with great writing and performances. It successfully tackles universal themes of growing up and finding friends without being condescending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088847/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

In Bruges (2008) - 3/5 - A British buddy gangster movie that hits on all notes. Convincing drama, comedy and romance are present. Everyone has chemistry and the dialogue is the best part. Much better than most movies of this type because of the heart.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780536/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Misery (1990) - 3/5 - A very good horror movie with an exceptional Oscar winning performance. The directing, story and pacing are good but the scene lighting seems off. Kathy Bates however is absolutely amazing and carries the movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100157/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ronin (1998) - 3/5 - Amazing car chase sequences with a great story with tight pacing. Directing is also top notch benefiting an all star cast. The twist at the end works well even though it's slightly predictable. A great suspense thriller action movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122690/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Commando (1985) - 3/5 - 80s Arnold movies are awesome. Commando has great one liners, cheesy action and Rae Dawn Chong is hilarious. It should suck but everything clicks just right. A fun movie with great bad guys and staying power for action fans.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Last King of Scotland (2006) - 4/5 - Watching it to see Forest Whitaker's Oscar winning performance would be enough. But the other actors, story, directing and visuals make it all the better. An excellent movie with a mind blowing lead performance.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455590/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Apollo 13 (1995) - 4/5 - 20 years later and it's still an amazing movie. Long but never boring. Excellent performances and directing. Great pacing and based on a true story which makes it all the more incredible. A must see for space fans.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112384/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bullet in the Head (1990) - 2/5 - John Woo made me want to watch it but it's way too long and the extreme melodrama doesn't work well at all with the action. A tighter script with better acting may have fared better but even then it would be a stretch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099426/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Dead Zone (1983) - 3/5 - A classic suspense thriller starring the awesome Christopher Walken. It's a very good movie with a great lead performance and good story. Each vision builds on the last and the ending makes it all worth while. I liked it a lot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085407/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Home (2015) - 1/5 - Unwatchable. Take 1h 34m of inane Jar Jar Binks dialogue plus the I Can Has Cheezburger? meme plus over produced Rihanna songs and call it a movie. I'd rather watch Frozen a thousand times than this ever again. Pure marketing shit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2224026/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can_Has_Cheezburger%3F
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Miracle Mile (1988) - 3/5 - I was never bored but it doesn't deserve the cult status it seems to have. A fun 80's movie with escalating craziness as the end of the world draws near. It's a love story that doesn't suck because of its unpredictable plot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097889/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

M (1931) - 5/5 - The rating may seem high but considering when it was made, it's amazing. A technical and dramatic achievement on par with today's best. Peter Lorre brings sympathy to a monster and the direction and story are decades ahead of its time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022100/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I'll be damned if I let a company reach into my hardware and start deleting stuff. I legally have lots of Steam games but that kind of corporate over reach is bullshit. That's why I don't own a Kindle or buy any Amazon books.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/08/17/windows-10-can-search-for-and-disable-pirated-gameshttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/18/amazon_removes_1984_from_kindle/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dear White People (2014) - 4/5 - While cutting satire and societal critique are nothing new, DWP has very clever and well written dialogue, great direction and interesting characters. Divisive racial topics are handled perfectly with humor and skill.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235108/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - 4/5 - Oscar winning performances normally stand out and DBC is no different. It's an emotionally moving well paced drama with great direction but Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are phenomenal. Truly great acting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rob Rhinehart is a disingenuous asshole. He shifts all his daily living carbon footprint to others and thinks he's helping save the planet. Uber instead of owning a car; eating out instead of cooking; shipping clothes instead of laundry.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/08/op-ed-how-i-gave-up-alternating-current/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Man with a Movie Camera (1929) - 2/5 - A propaganda film made in the Soviet Union extolling the wonderful aspects of living under communism, while historically significant, isn't exactly entertaining. It's important, but I wouldn't recommend it to others.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019760/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Third Man (1949) - 4/5 - An excellent movie let down by one of the worst soundtracks ever. Great directing, especially the lighting, acting, story and characters with incredibly distracting music playing throughout. Orson Welles steals the movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041959/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Stanley Parable - 3/5 - Now this is an actual video game. It's primarily narrative driven, which may not be some peoples cup of tea, but it's incredibly clever and has great dialogue. I only saw 5 of the endings because I got bored, but I recommend it.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/the-stanley-parable
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Gone Home - 2/5 - Narrative is usually just one aspect of overall game play. It however doesn't make for much interactivity or longevity. While I was compelled to see it through to the end, Gone Home isn't a game; it's a story via an game interface.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/gone-home
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Her Story - 2/5 - While the execution is great the concept isn't really a game. Game play consist of one conceit. Search a database for video clips to piece together a narrative. I like it but there just isn't much depth. I applaud its uniqueness though.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/her-story
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Feist - 2/5 - A beautiful but brutally difficult platformer. The ridiculous difficulty only exists to make up for the short length. It can be completed in about three hours if you're really lucky or an Adderall addicted twitchy 12 year old.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/feist
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sabotage (1936) - 4/5 - A great early Alfred Hitchcock movie. His visual style is better than most movies made today. It has a good story with a tight script and fast pacing. The leads are enjoyable and dialogue snappy. Highly recommended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028212/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I'm not a big fan of Tina Turner songs in general but the two for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome are great. We Don't Need Another Hero and One of the Living are her best songs by far.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Beyond (1981) - 2/5 - A hot lead actress, Catriona MacColl, and good directing by Lucio Fulci unfortunately can't save a movie with slow pacing and a paper thin plot. It seems more like a special effects highlight reel to get contract work.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082307/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Broken Age - 3/5 - The first half is awesome. It's funny with clever puzzles and great characters. The second half however is tedious with difficult puzzles and lots of backtracking. I went from loving it to being annoyed by it by the time it was over.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/broken-age-act-2?user_review_id=5250392
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

HAHA! I called it! Joshua Topolsky's redesign of Bloomberg.com looked like shit and less than a year later he's GONE!

http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/10/media/joshua-topolsky-bloomberg/index.htmlhttp://www.seywut.com/ChrisPotter/PR2KOUIDLF71WZBTXFAILCYU0GE7JF6K
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hey, IGN... I give you a 6.5. You're not the shittiest gaming web site out there but you're not very good either. Next time get someone who knows what they're doing.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/heroes-of-the-storm
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It Follows (2014) - 2/5 - Basically it's a PSA about STDs masquerading as a horror movie. There are a few cheap loud noise jump scares which aren't scary. The ending is as if they are an HIV couple; don't infect others with your disease. Seriously weak.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Inherent Vice (2014) - 2/5 - It's a 70's hippie version of classic film noir detective movies. Unfortunately it's hard to follow, has too many characters and isn't very interesting. The dialogue is clunky and directing heavy handed. Jackie Brown is better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1791528/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119396/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Run All Night (2015) - 3/5 - Great acting, action, story and direction. Slow sections are usually bad for action movies but are very necessary here. The father and son dynamic is crucial for character motivation. Liam Neeson is on a serious roll lately.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2199571/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) - 4/5 - Another Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar collaboration hit. The spy movie James Bond wishes it was. Great story, action, direction, pacing, everything. An evil Samuel L with a lisp is like nothing else. Awesome.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802144/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Predestination (2014) - 3/5 - A beautifully shot time travel movie based on a Heinlein short story. The first half is a slow burn setup with a great payoff as all the threads are pulled together. It's pretty crazy as time travel stories go.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2397535/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Zombies
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fruitvale Station (2013) - 3/5 - A well acted well directed movie based on a true story. The problem is that as true stories go there isn't much to this one. The majority of the story is getting to know the lead. This provides more impact but that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334649/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Project A 2 (1987) - 3/5 - Much better than the first. The story is more coherent and interesting. There is a long comedic sequence in the middle which works well. The action scenes, especially at the end, are well choreographed and top notch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092501/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I Saw the Devil (2010) - 3/5 - It feels very much like Se7en for South Korea. The stories aren't the same but I get a very strong vibe of that movie. The acting, directing and pacing are very good but the ending doesn't deliver like it should.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588170/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - 4/5 - An excellent story and great acting are slightly let down by average directing. There isn't much to it visually but as serial killer suspense thrillers go, it is definitely close to the top.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Red Dragon (2002) - 3/5 - Brett Ratner really is a mediocre director. His shots are unoriginal and poorly executed. Fortunately, the story and actors hold their own and make for an interesting movie with a good surprise ending. Zodiac has real directing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289765/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443706/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

City Slickers (1991) - 1/5 - A tedious comedy that never made me laugh. Jack Palance, for all the hype, has a limited role and the other characters are cliched and boring. Fish-out-of-water mid life crisis whiners don't exactly make for a compelling movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101587/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

KUNG FURY - 5/5 - AWESOME!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVghttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt3472226/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Furious Seven (2015) - 4/5 - The best Fast and Furious so far. Great action scenes with a very good story. I was actually shocked by how much I liked it. The CG Paul Walker works but it was smart for Wan to limit face time. The ending tribute made me cry.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2820852/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Brother (2000) - 3/5 - A good story with solid character development. Unfortunately it's let down by poor editing and directing decisions. Lingering shots and unnecessary scenes make it much too long. Not bad but it could have been so much better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0222851/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Tomboy (1985) - 3/5 - A typical 80's movie made watchable for a couple of reasons. First, there are two, yes TWO, requisite montages. Second, Betsy Russell is unbelievably hot! There's something special about her that is different from most actresses.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090184/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Coffy (1973) - 3/5 - I liked it much more than I expected. Pam Grier is sexy as hell even if she does have a horrible Jamaican accent. The chick brawl, constant nudity, good pacing and decent story make for a classic blaxploitation movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069897/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaxploitation
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Agar.io is the modern equivalent of the pet rock. A pointless waste of time.

http://bgr.com/2015/05/04/agar-io-browser-game-addictive/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Chappie (2015) - 2/5 - A boring and expensive two hour long Die Antwoord music video. There are ZERO likeable characters and inane dialogue. An incredibly disappointing third film from a great scifi director. The CG is amazing though; very realistic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1823672/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ex Machina (2015) - 4/5 - A small science fiction movie in the vein of Moon but instead of clones it's artificial intelligence. It has a smart script realized by great direction and performances. The reveal is subtle but well done. Highly recommended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) - 4/5 - I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Between Smaug in the beginning and an hour long final mega battle, it was never boring. The awkward love story was unnecessary though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2310332/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Toy Story 3 (2010) - 4/5 - A wonderful family friendly movie for everyone. Great direction and animation make it the best Toy Story yet. That said, G rated movies mean I'm not the target market and while I enjoyed it I prefer other animated movies more.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Life of Pi (2012) - 3/5 - Awesome visuals and expert direction by Ang Lee make for a great cinematic experience. But it's just another lost at sea movie. Also, I didn't get the ending. So an amazing story means God exists? Still, the CG is mind blowing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454876/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Skyfall (2012) - 2/5 - Too long and too slow. After an amazing opening sequence it gets really tedious. There's a bullshit stereotypical new Q which is a skinny white male computer nerd with glasses. I have no idea why it has such a high rating.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1074638/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Jupiter Ascending (2015) - 2/5 - Not unwatchable but not very good either. The leads have no chemistry so the romance fails. Space roller blades and space dinosaurs are ridiculous. Eddie Redmayne's whisper voice is annoying. It's all sizzle and no steak.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) - 3/5 - I really like The Incredibles by Brad Bird but this movie is just average. It's too long with not enough action. MI3 is much better in terms of story as well. It's not bad, it's just not that memorable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229238/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317705/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fantastic Voyage (1966) - 3/5 - When it came out it must have been mind blowing due to the special effects. It still holds up really well after all these years. Lots of creativity with good pacing and direction. A little heavy on the philosophy though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060397/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If there is ever a space ship which resembles a giant penis or dildo it's Blue Origin's recently launched New Shepard. Seriously, it must be part of the marketing plan or something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEdk-XNoZpA
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Project A (1983) - 3/5 - A fun Jackie Chan action comedy with a number of would done fight and action scenes. I still like Supercop and Who Am I? more but I'm glad I watched it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085127/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104558/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127357/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Event Horizon (1997) - 3/5 - A horror movie set IN SPACE! The directing, story and sets are really good but it's still fairly pedestrian. Nothing special to give it longevity but a nice watch nonetheless. More info on the chaos dimension would have helped.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119081/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The House of the Devil (2009) - 2/5 - While I love the homage to 70's horror movies, which is perfect btw, the very slow burn doesn't have the necessary payoff at the end. It's all sizzle and no steak. A better screenplay would have made it a classic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172994/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Ichi the Killer (2001) - 2/5 - The opening is very cool but from there it's just way too long and loses a lot of steam. The extreme graphic violence doesn't work and is just off putting. Oldboy has a much better story, directing and visuals.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296042/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Interstellar (2014) - 5/5 - One of the best movies I've ever seen. It's 2001: A Space Odyssey for this generation. The action, intelligence and emotion are all perfectly balanced. It seems too long at 2h 49m but I could have watched it for another 3 hours.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Major Lazer (TV Show) - 4/5 - WTF did I just watch? If you like Diplo and Chronic then this is the show for you. I'm not big on the narcotics but I love the music and the crazy ass concept. AWESOME!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Lazer_%28TV_series%29http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplohttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chronic
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Drop (2014) - 3/5 - A fairly straight forward crime drama. Tom Hardy is a great actor and consistently becomes the characters he portrays. Not a bad movie but not particularly unique either. A better Hardy movie is Bronson.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600196/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172570/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Foxcatcher (2014) - 3/5 - Amazing performances and direction by all involved. Unfortunately, there just isn't much to the story. It doesn't have the substance of a Fargo true life tale. The acting alone does make it worth watching though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100089/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Guest (2014) - 3/5 - Great movie. Much better than You're Next which has no common sense. Dan Stevens is amazing and has a charismatic menace about him. The unexpected story pivot half way through is cool. I freaking love the last line of dialogue.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980592/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853739/http://www.stockmonkeys.com/youre-next-a-horror-movie-with-lots-of-heart-but-very-few-brains-IEDBUK86/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Penguins of Madagascar (2014) - 2/5 - Not all animated features hit home runs and this is definitely second string but that said, I mildly enjoyed it. It needed more jokes, more action and better pacing but it should be a good movie for all kids.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1911658/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Taken 3 (2014) - 3/5 - Not as good as 1 but substantially better than 2. Liam Neeson's franchise lives up to the expectations of fans and is a decently made action movie. Forest Whitaker adds a lot to the movie and the overall story works well.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446042/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0936501/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1397280/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Nightcrawler (2014) - 4/5 - Performances that are not based on biographies have a difficult time winning an Oscar. Jake Gyllenhaal should have won. His performance, the dialogue and the story are phenomenal. An exceptional movie because of its lead actor.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872718/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If the public is provided a quality product at a reasonable price with minimal or no delay then piracy could be eliminated over night.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-08/downloading-star-wars-legal-at-last-after-years-of-massive-piracy
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Straight up murder. Walter Scott is slowly running away. In no way is officer Michael Slager's life in jeopardy at that moment. Plus another officer immediately shows up. They both could have EASILY pursued and subdued the guy.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-07/officer-charged-with-murder-after-video-surfaces-of-fatal-shootinghttps://vimeo.com/124336782
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The background music during the ESL Hearthstone Invitational sounds similar to the original soundtrack for Conan the Destroyer.

https://youtu.be/YKnY1vlZ1i4?t=1500
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Well, WIRED has gone to shit. All of its articles read like paid advertisements. It makes sense since they have advertorials in the magazine. No class.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertorial
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I hadn't seen a Casey Johnston article on Arstechnica in a while. I found her over at some sub site called Matter. Apparently it is yet another minimalist digital magazine. Nothing to see here folks... move along.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Big Hero 6 (2014) - 4/5 - Amazing movie. A must see. 'Nuff said.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245084/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) - 3/5 - While it has the worst casting I've ever seen in a blockbuster, I still liked it. I was never bored even at 150 minutes run time. The special effects are highly realistic and amazing. It's a very well made epic movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528100/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

In the Heat of the Night (1967) - 4/5 - A great murder mystery with the requisite numerous red herrings. However, it really does have award winning performances. Some scenes between the leads are amazing. Truly a great picture on many levels.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061811/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Princess Mononoke (1997) - 2/5 - It's too long, too slow and kind of boring. It's also moderately depressing. Man is destroying nature with a mild up note at the end. I love Spirited Away but this is average at best. It just has too many problems.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rango (2011) - 4/5 - An amazing movie. A-list directors bring camera shots to animated movies the way no one else can. Funny with great characters and a good story. Seriously though, the visuals are mind blowing from a directing perspective.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1192628/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) - 3/5 - Decent for the time with nice animation. It unfortunately has simple characters and a basic story. It's not nearly as good and Spirited Away or more modern animated films. Watch it once, enjoy and move along.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079833/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Tony Tinderholt - What an asshole. He's been married five times yet he has the balls to file a complaint against a judge for allowing a same sex marriage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Tinderholthttp://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bud-kennedy/article11593922.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly - 2/5 - Experimental art house rap with a smooth jazz easy listening flavor. I have no idea why Kendrick Lamar is so popular. It's not unlistenable like Tyga but it's not particularly good either. Very meh.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014) - 3/5 - Not as good as Kyoto Inferno because the first hour is slow as hell. The second hour has more action but overall it's an anti-climactic conclusion to the trilogy. I'm still glad I watched all three though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3029556/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hearthstone is starting to go to shit. Blizzard wants players to use social media to promote Hearthstone for its one year anniversary but they don't provide anything in return. No free pack, no one time quest, no free arena play.

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/18252979/we%E2%80%99re-celebrating-hearthstone%E2%80%99s-first-anniversary-so-come-join-the-party-3-11-2015
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

As much as I like Hearthstone, tying a card back to paying for what is essentially free, via gold, content is a joke. This isn't like Blizzcon or Warlords of Draenor card backs. This is the type of money grubbing crap I would expect from EA.

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/18140859/blackrock-mountain-a-hearthstone-adventure-announced-at-pax-east-3-6-2015
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

And this is why I don't smoke, will never smoke and avoid smokers at all costs. If smokers want to slowly commit suicide, knock yourselves out, but I won't ever know you.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/03/cigarettes-a-product-that-kills-two-out-of-three-of-its-users/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) - 1/5 - As with most Terry Gilliam efforts, this is unwatchable. It's boring with bad pacing, weirdness just to be weird and unimpressive special effects. For Gilliam fans only since everyone else will be like WTF.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) - 3/5 - While I had a difficult time keeping track of all the characters, their names are just too nondescript, it's still a great movie with a well done plot. Don Cheadle is an amazing surprise and steals every scene he's in.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112857/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Panic Room (2002) - 3/5 - A good suspense thriller with great performances. The plot is tight with many believable scenarios. However, there are too many fancy camera shots that actually detract from the movie. A good movie that could have been great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258000/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Arachnophobia (1990) - 3/5 - A good movie that tried to have a bigger scope than it actually achieved. A little more layered and complex than would normally be expected which was nice. It could be so much better if remade today with computer graphics.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099052/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Which is why I don't use Facebook or Google.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/surveillance-based-manipulation-how-facebook-or-google-could-tilt-elections/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Simpsons pixel art 8-bit intro was freaking awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aLB3ZvPCMw
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I love this quote from author Richard Adams. "Watership Down was never intended to be some sort of allegory or parable. It is simply the story about rabbits made up and told in the car." Pretentious people always see what isn't there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down#Themes
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise - 0/5 - Unlistenable shit "music".

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Don't Look Now (1973) - 1/5 - I'm tired of watching movies that suck getting really high ratings on IMDB. A nonsensical story that's too long and a ridiculous ending make for two hours of my life I'll never get back. What a joke.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069995/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Affluent well educated parents who think they are smarter than doctors and scientists will reap what they sow when their willful ignorance and neglect results in their children dying of easily preventable diseases.

http://www.wired.com/2009/10/ff_waronscience/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Lion King (1994) - 5/5 - An perfect animated classic in every sense of the word. There is literally nothing wrong with this movie. Great music, characters, action and story means it will still be lauded decades from now. A very rare movie indeed.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110357/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Last Seduction (1994) - 1/5 - Reprehensible characters, ridiculous scenarios and a horrible ending make this movie close to unwatchable. Really, he didn't see her dialing 911. And the secret reveal is inane for Peter Berg's character. Waste of time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110308/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sword of Doom (1966) - 4/5 - A beautifully shot samurai movie that is more sophisticated than most movies from today. Complex characters, violent action and great cinematography remind me of Sin City. Some of the shots are on par with Citizen Kane.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060277/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401792/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033467/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I was going to read this article on Bloomberg.com but the recent redesign has made that impossible. I hope Joshua Topolsky crashes and burns at his new job for implementing such a horrible look for the web site.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-01-22/the-new-space-race-one-man-s-mission-to-build-a-galactic-internet-i58i2dp6#r=hp-ls
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Monster Squad (1987) - 3/5 - Another classic 80's family friendly movie. Good pacing, directing, dialogue and special effects with a number of memorable lines. A fun movie in the same vein of The Goonies and Explorers.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093560/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089218/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089114/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Oculus (2013) - 3/5 - This is a great horror movie. It transcends most in the genre because it's more than cheap scares and gore. Oculus messes with your mind and perception on par with Memento and Inception. An expertly crafted movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388715/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dracula Untold (2014) - 2/5 - While I appreciate alternate versions of well known stories not all are successful. This is a very basic against the odds story with slow pacing, bad directing and boring action scenes. Not much reason to see it at all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829150/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) - 2/5 - Outstanding directing and costume design. The look and feel of the city and characters are great but it ultimately is a one trick pony. As a story and experience it's just an average dystopian / alternate future.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975578/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Interview (2014) - 3/5 - Unprecedented coverage came with incredibly high expectations. While not groundbreaking, it is a very good comedy. I laughed out loud throughout and genuinely enjoyed the story and jokes. Rogen and Franco are perfect together.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788710/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Gone Girl (2014) - 4/5 - An amazing story either in book or movie form. I can think of only one other movie daring enough to go against mainstream expectations.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267998/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I literally just refreshed the Bloomberg and Businessweek web sties and saw the new redesign. Man alive it is HIDEOUS. Garish colors, bad layout and animations make it basically unusable. C-Ya!

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Babadook (2014) - 3/5 - It's not the horror movie you think it will be. All aspects are very well done but the two lead performances are amazing. Emotional trauma either destroys you or makes you stronger but the result is hard fought and uncertain.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321549/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Signal (2014) - 3/5 - No spoilers but it was done before and better. The other movie will jump out at you. The direction is amazing and the story is very good once you know the reveal. I was never bored and the ending tied everything together nicely.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910814/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Maleficent (2014) - 3/5 - An alternate and successful interpretation of Snow White. It's also a very emotional ride with great visuals and convincing performances. It has a fairly dark tone though. I though it would be good just not this good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587310/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) - 2/5 - Not unwatchable but not very good either. I like Fred Ward which is why I watched this but it comes off like a double length TV episode.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086443/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Out of the Furnace (2013) - 2/5 - 15 minutes could and should have been cut. It's not an action movie but a pure drama. The performances are great but scenes are out of focus more often than not. The main plot is also fairly unoriginal. It's OK I guess.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206543/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Lucy (2014) - 3/5 - Not at all what I expected and slightly difficult to describe. It's kinetic, philosophical, emotional and amazing. There are problems, but as a movie there is nothing quite like it. Some love it and some hate it but I liked it a lot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

John Wick (2014) - 3/5 - A very well done and exciting action movie. Keanu Reeves reminds you of the bad ass he was in The Matrix. The story is really basic and the bad guys aren't the least bit scary but the action scenes are fast and extremely realistic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Boxtrolls (2014) - 3/5 - A wonderful and fun animated feature for kids and adults. Great voice acting and dialogue with a fairly routine story. The stop motion is absolutely amazing and it continually impressed me. A must watch if you have kids.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787474/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) - 3/5 - A good period action movie. The fight scenes are well choreographed and characters fun to watch. It's too long though and could have benefited from some trimming. Be sure to watch the first movie beforehand.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3029558/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979319/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Salem Rogers Model of the Year 1998 - 1/5 - A poorly written pale imitation of Californication. Leslie Bibb is a female version of Hank Moody without the charm or charisma. Weak by any standard, even compared with network TV.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) - 3/5 - The annual Liam Neeson action movie is good as always. If you like Liam, you'll like this. It has a decent story with good performances. It's a little slow but just sit back and enjoy all things Liam.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365907/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Equalizer (2014) - 4/5 - Another great Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington team up. A slower beginning lets viewers really get to know everyone. There is literally nothing I dislike about this movie. Denzel is still a bad ass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455944/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139654/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

River's Edge (1986) - 2/5 - I have no idea why this movie has a 7.1 on IMDB. It's slow with mediocre performances and average directing. I get it... apathetic youth, blah blah blah. A very boring movie with much better options available.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091860/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fury (2014) - 4/5 - A brutal realistic war movie. Amazing performances by all actors with beautiful directing and memorable dialogue. It's tough to watch though due to the realistic violence but it's necessary for the impact. David Ayer has come along way.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713180/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - 3/5 - Much better than it has any right to be. The downhill snow scene is amazing. ILM did a great job on the graphics. The action, story, directing, voice acting and pacing are all good. Truly shocking it's not bad.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291150/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hercules (2014) - 2/5 - Talk about a boring action movie. Brett Ratner can't direct for shit. Unconvincing battle scenes and slow pacing make it difficult to watch. Stream the TV Hercules starring Kevin Sorbo instead, it's better. Dwayne Johnson rocks!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1267297/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Carrie (1976) - 4/5 - One of Brian De Palma's best films. The third act at the gym is one of the best scenes in any horror movie to date. The acting and pacing is well done with a slow build up to an exciting finale. Don't see the remake; it's pointless.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074285/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Cold in July (2014) - 3/5 - A very well made movie with good acting and an interesting story. Unfortunately the pacing is very slow which makes watching it a chore. A much better movie is Blue Ruin which maintains a better pace. Not a bad movie though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179031/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359024/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Snowpiercer (2013) - 4/5 - A dystopian future that doesn't young adult novel suck. An international cast and crew create a beautiful and horrific vision of global catastrophe and desperate human survival. Tilda Swinton is particularly amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - 4/5 - James Gunn is known for his sense of humor and GotG has it in spades. The dialogue is snappy, the action fast and all of the characters are fun and interesting. A great summer sci-fi blockbuster to watch repeatedly.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015381/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) - 4/5 - The opening elk hunt not withstanding, the CG effects are amazing. Great story, characters, pacing, visuals and directing. Incredibly believable with social introspection. I can't wait for the next to arrive.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103281/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - 5/5 - An amazing and wonderful movie with great performances and heart. While slightly too saccharine for today's audiences, it's perfect as a national treasure of great Americana. Everyone should watch it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031679/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I really dislike TNF inhibitors like Humira. While important drugs (I would use one if necessary) they aren't cures. Dumbing down the immune system isn't nearly as good as an actual cure which won't create lifetime dependencies and revenue streams.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adalimumab
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I would like tattoos if they didn't (for the most part) suck and people weren't doing it to hop on the bandwagon. There are very few actually cool tattoos. Andy Shou is one of the best tattoo artists I've ever seen and his work is amazing.

http://www.andyshou.com/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sex has been used in advertising for FOREVER with men and women. Remember Marky Mark and his Calvin's. There's nothing wrong with pin ups or nostalgic Marylin Monroe poses.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/03/news/companies/coke-milk-ads-sexist/index.htmlhttp://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Marky+Mark+and+his+Calvin%27s&FORM=HDRSC2
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I came across this comment on Hearthpwn.com and was laughing my ass off. I love the "Diabetes 2" reference.

http://www.hearthpwn.com/cards/12241-crackle?cookieTest=1#c15http://i.imgur.com/eStZJHO.pnghttp://www.hearthpwn.com/cards/12241-crackle?cookieTest=1
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A great article making a salient and reasoned analysis about digital music's evolution. It also, very politely, demonstrates why Taylor Swift, Scott Borchetta and Aloe Blacc are all disingenious. I have much respect for Ben Berry.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/one-band-who-loves-spotify/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fuck SeaWorld! I will never pay any organization whose primary purpose is profiting from the enslavement of animals. Fuck zoos, pet stores, aquariums, circuses and animal parks. How about we keep humans captive and force them to do shows for food?

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-20/facing-blackfish-backlash-seaworld-tries-to-save-itself#r=hp-ls
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rick Ross: Hood Billionaire - 1/5 - What a shit album. The only track which is half decent is Movin' Bass but even it sucks because that hack Jay-Z does the refrain. It's crap like this that regular people hate about rap music.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Flash Point (2007) - 2/5 - With the exception of the final awesome fight scene, it's not a very good movie. A simple story, unconvincing acting, weak dramatic scenes and questionable directing make for a tough movie to watch. Luckily the ending kicks ass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0992911/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fido (2006) - 3/5 - Lassie + Leave it to Beaver + Night of the Living Dead. It shouldn't work and initially it doesn't but it grows on you and by the end it becomes a really good movie. The sets, costumes, acting, directing and story are all fun to watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457572/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Night of the Creeps (1986) - 4/5 - A surprisingly great movie from the mid 80's. Fred Dekker, who also directs the classic The Monster Squad, has a sharp eye and the directing is great. Good pacing, story, acting and effects makes it better than most.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091630/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093560/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Big breasts don't mean shit if you have to be 30+ pounds overweight in order to get them.

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/obesityhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Jewelry companies employ geniuses in their marketing departments. They have successfully convinced consumers that what is essentially worthless (for jewelry) shiny coal is in fact "chocolate diamonds".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonadohttp://jezebel.com/the-truth-about-chocolate-diamonds-5887100
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Apparently Allergan, the maker of Restasis, thinks consumers are idiots. Instead of dumbing down medical terms, try teaching the public the correct word. It's not "eye doctor", it's Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Re-Animator (1985) - 2/5 - Some movies stand up to the test of time; unfortunately Re-Animator is not one of them. It's not horrible but it's also not very good, even for the time it was made. I enjoyed From Beyond much more which came out a year later.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089885/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091083/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Gravity (2013) - 5/5 - There aren't enough adjectives to describe how amazing this movie is. The visual representation of space is perfect. Pacing, performances, direction, music, action; everything is jaw dropping. A level above every other movie made.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mark Rothko is the type of pretentious "art" that gives real artist and their creations a bad name. Large swaths of color that literally ANY human being (and possibly most animals) could do with little to no effort.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=mark+rothko&qpvt=mark+rothko&FORM=IGRE
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) - 2/5 - 1 star for the visuals and 1 star for Eva Green nude. Other than that it is incredibly slow and boring with too much exposition and too few cool scenes and situations. Yet another sequel which doesn't measure up.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458481/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's obvious cell phone prices are fantasy when a new Galaxy S5 and previous generation Galaxy S4 both have the exact same $649 off contract price. REALLY?

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Chris Potter

XBox One: You know your console is selling poorly when it cost $50 less than the competition and you have to bundle a brand new game and an older but well received game with it to make the purchase attractive. Too bad I'd STILL buy a PS4.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Any person which uses the phrase "Game Changer" should exiled from society.

http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-11-03/is-apple-pay-really-a-game-changer#r=lr-sr
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

ABCNews and This Week (on ABC) use so much Red White and Blue it burns my retinas. It's both tacky and overkill. They should just go all out and have a crying bald eagle holding a hand gun. Pathetic.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I may have already linked to this but I don't care. It's the best rap / Disney animated mashup EVER!

https://soundcloud.com/tesher/let-it-go
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - 4/5 - Another great Star Trek movie using the altered timeline to tell a continued Khan story. More characters get more screen time making for a well rounded and enjoyable experience. The action and story are top notch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408101/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084726/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Pacific Rim (2013) - 4/5 - Giant robots battling huge alien creatures; 'nuff said. The pacing slows down a bit during the dramatic scenes but the battles are colorful, powerful and mind-blowing. It's also a bit of a male chauvinist movie, needs more women.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Death Race 2000 (1975) - 5/5 - This is the complete opposite of King Solomon's Mines. So bad that it's unbelievably good. My brain was battling about whether it's a great B-Movie or the greatest B-Movie. You have to watch it to fully comprehend it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072856/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

King Solomon's Mines (1985) - 1/5 - Bad and not at all in a good way. Everything about this movie is horrendous: Plot, Dialogue, Special Effects, Acting, Pacing, Directing. The only redeeming quality is that it stars a young Sharon Stone and she's HOT.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089421/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - 3/5 - A good buddy western but not as good as legend would have it. The opening scenes are masterful but then the rest of the movie becomes rather generic. A simple story with simple characters and dialogue.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Iron Man 3 (2013) - 5/5 - Amazing and Hilarious and the best Iron Man yet. Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr. are a match made in Marvel heaven. When there isn't action there are laughs and the story is great. Everyone gets screen time and it always works.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Thor: The Dark World (2013) - 2/5 - Here's the thing; It's Marvel and it's Thor but it's also boring. Both Thor movies seem to be missing that special magic. The stories and characters aren't working. It's way too serious and flat as a blockbuster movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - 4/5 - Great but in a significantly different way from the first movie. More modern with more action and better special effects. With Black Widow it's more like a Marvel Team-Up comic. Even Falcon is bad ass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843866/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Team-Uphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_%28Marvel_Comics%29
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - 4/5 - The look and feel of the movie as a period super hero film is amazing. The story, while simple, is a lot of fun. As origin stories go it doesn't get much better. Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter is great.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458339/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) - 4/5 - There is more action than The Raid: Redemption (which is awesome) but it's a little too long. The story is basically Jackie Chan's Supercop for 2014. The direction and acting are great and the fight scenes phenomenal.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2265171/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104558/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Godzilla (2014) - 2/5 - Boring as hell. Uninspired MUTO's (thanks for fucking up creature design Cloverfield). Almost all action scenes are at night and you can't see shit. Forgettable characters. Inane story and dialogue. The 1954 version is better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) - 3/5 - A better movie that is still too long and too slow. At least there is more action, more interesting locations and Orlando Bloom. Smaug is amazing and the 3rd act action set pieces are phenomenal.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - 2/5 - A beautiful expertly crafted movie. It's also too long, too slow and too boring. I've never seen so much filler in a movie. Trying to stretch The Hobbit into three 2h 40min movies is based in hubris.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I will NEVER pay for news articles. People who do are just throwing away money. There will always be high quality free alternatives available.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-27/blendle-receives-new-york-times-axel-springer-investment-to-expand-its-itunes-for-articles
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Furious 6 (2013) - 3/5 - Better all around than Fast Five. The story is more coherent and bad guy Shaw more convincing. Tyrese is still in it unfortunately but everyone else does well. While just as long as Five the pacing is better. Pretty good movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1905041/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Fast Five (2011) - 2/5 - Unconvincing drama, bad dialogue, horribly miscast and way too long. Plus, Tyrese is the WORST ACTOR EVER! It would get a 1 rating except the final car chase is actually pretty awesome. Still, it's close to being unwatchable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596343/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Drive (2011) - 4/5 - WOW! This movie is both intimately beautiful and violently brutal. The slow start uses subtle nuances to get to know the characters but then the killing starts. It's sad for what can't be but hopeful for the future. Amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - 5/5 - The perfect X-Men movie. Everything about it is amazing: great acting and directing, breathtaking effects, excellent pacing and story. First Class was great but it doesn't hold a candle to Days of Future Past.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877832/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270798/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Wolverine (2013) - 4/5 - A pleasant surprise due to the thoughtful and touching dramatic scenes and dialogue. In lesser hands it would be boring but the director, writer and actors make a comic book movie with heart and soul. The action kicks ass too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430132/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) - 1/5 - A horrible sequel with NONE of the magic that made the first one great. Poor pacing, forgettable characters, no humor, bland action scenes with a pathetic final showdown. What a waste. Calling it boring is being generous.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650554/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kick-Ass (2010) - 4/5 - An amazing movie that defies expectations. The over-the-top stylized violence is insane and awesome. The characters and story are original and the pacing is perfect. A great cast in a surprise hit which will become a cult classic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) - 4/5 - Another great effort. While not as well paced as the first, the visuals are mind-blowing and story more varied. The 2nd act is slow but the ending is just as awesome and makes you wish the 3rd was already here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - 5/5 - Perfect. One of the best animated features I've ever seen. A wonderful roller coaster in both action scenes and emotions. Great characters, pacing, story and visuals. An exceptional movie and experience.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892769/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Elysium (2013) - 4/5 - A great sophomore effort to District 9. The look and feel of the rich and poor worlds are amazing. The story is well though out and interesting. Sharlto Copley is a great bad guy. A great science fiction movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - 2/5 - A rarity in an animated feature but it was both boring and annoying which is bad. The 'retro' game references were flat, the graphics sub par and Sarah Silverman's voice is annoying as hell. I couldn't wait for it to be over.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772341/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - 4/5 - To call it Groundhog Day for the video game generation is very accurate. The effects and battles are amazing and the story is very compelling. And for once the aliens are highly unique and awesome to see on screen.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631867/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Kill
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

22 Jump Street (2014) - 4/5 - Better than the first by a mile. More laughs, no slow 2nd act and a better ending. Sequels are supposed to suck but 22 Jump Street is funny as hell. More Ice Cube swearing his ass off is also a marked improvement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294449/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Battle Royale (2000) - 5/5 - The Hunger Games movies are a sanitized version of this excellent film. Truly violent situations with frightened desperate children fighting to stay alive. Trust, loyalty, betrayal, fear are all present and believable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266308/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - 4/5 - The bigger budget shows in awesome effects. But much like the first movie, to hit PG-13 it suffers in what made the books so special and riveting. It's supposed to be a blood sport but never feels like it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Hunger Games (2012) - 4/5 - A great movie that is kind of boring. Much of the action and violence that drove the pace and created tension in the book is absent. It couldn't (but should) be an R movie and it suffers for the greater audience reach.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - 3/5 - Almost identical to my feelings about the first movie. Not as good as Raimi's sequel. Not as fun, too dark overall visually and too long. It's not a bad movie by any stretch but the Raimi movies are better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1872181/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316654/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - 3/5 - Not as good as the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man. More realistic but not as much fun. Also, it was too dark with many scenes taking place at night. The actors are great and the writing is good but I was mainly bored.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145487/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Peyton Manning just said during the SNF 509 game (using my lip reading skillz) in the split screen with John Elway "Why the fuck did they call a timeout?" Because the 49ers are down 32 points with 3:12 left in the game. Fucking hilarious.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Technology and guns are very similar since they can both be incredibly powerful tools. But if you don't know how they work and how to use them correctly you most likely will shoot yourself in the foot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_celebrity_photo_leaks
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Dude should have simply recorded all of his phone calls with Comcast. I'm surprised more people don't. Google Voice in a web browser and audio recording software. That's it.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/comcast-got-me-fired-after-billing-dispute-says-california-man/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Only an idiot would request a name change for an ice cream. The flavor has hazelnut fudge in it and is a play on a song name. There is zero connection to hazing students. Good job Ben & Jerry's.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-17/ben-jerry-s-won-t-rename-hazed-confused-after-complaints.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

In the land of the overweight, the thin person is king.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiderius_Erasmus#Writings
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

21 Jump Street (2012) - 4/5 - I laughed out loud easily a dozen times. It's hilarious. One of the better comedies I've seen in awhile. It's also too long, slow in the 2nd act and has an mediocre ending. Trim 15 - 20 minutes and it might be perfect.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232829/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) - 3/5 - Everything is the same it's just not as good as the first. The villain isn't very evil, a number of action scenes are at night and the laughs are few and far between. It's a fun movie but only a shadow of Kung Fu Panda.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302011/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Despicable Me 2 (2013) - 3/5 - A very good animated feature with likable heroes and villains. The music by Pharrell is fun and upbeat. There's laughs, action and touching moments. But unlike a Pixar movie, Despicable Me 2 is mainly for the kids.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1690953/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Locke (2013) - 3/5 - The entire movie comprises Tom Hardy driving and making phone calls. That's it! But here's the thing; for the most part it's a riveting movie. Hardy's performance is amazing and the short run time makes it a quick watch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2692904/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Man of Steel (2013) - 4/5 - Great movie with a great story. The only thing that is bullshit in the entire movie is the iHop and Sears paid placement. The music is also amazing and really sets the tone. I can't wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - 4/5 - A great remake by a great director. Rooney Mara is exceptional. The run time is long but doesn't feel like it. Most remakes of foreign movies suck; not this one. The techno music is out of place though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568346/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Monster (2003) - 4/5 - To say Charlize Theron transformed is an understatement. She's unrecognizable, amazing and deserved an Oscar. The directing however is crap. Boring simple shots with no style and bad lighting. Watch it for the performances.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340855/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Home made chili cheese hot dogs kick much ass. Slow cooker chili con carne with fresh bakery hot dog buns and Nathans Famous or Hebrew National hot dogs and fresh grated extra sharp cheddar cheese. Effing awesome for around $3 or less. Crazy good!

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Not to imply an ulterior motive but it sure seems like Jon Stewart of The Daily Show intentionally keeps guests and extends interviews with the sole purpose of driving traffic to the Daily Show web site. It is much more common than not. Just sayin'

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - 2/5 - Lots of inane action and low upward angle circular camera shots. New less expensive actors and China locations for an increased box office. A meh movie with few redeeming qualities just milking the franchise.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2109248/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Non-Stop (2014) - 3/5 - Liam Neeson is the action man of the hour and this continues the trend. A suspense thriller with a great final action sequence that will keep you entertained. The who-done-it reveal is bullshit though as it's impossible to guess.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024469/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Lego Movie (2014) - 3/5 - While not as inclusive for all ages as Pixar features it's great for ages 12 and younger. The animation is amazing and the story is good but I didn't laugh out loud and am not inclined to watch it again. A fun onetime movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490017/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Enemy (2013) - 3/5 - I'll admit it; I had to read multiple reviews and comments to understand Enemy. It's also a little too slow but the acting and directing are great. If you can come to terms with the intentionally ambiguous story you will enjoy it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316411/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) - 3/5 - It's too long, the jokes miss more often than hit and Seth MacFarlane is not a leading actor. That said, I still enjoyed it. The other actors are very good, nice locations and Seth is a great director.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2557490/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Normal Heart (2014) - 4/5 - A tragic love story with amazing performances. It would have been nice to have a little more historical information and less drama but that's just a personal preference. All in all a great movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1684226/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I just finished season five of Breaking Bad and I have to say that without a doubt it is the single best television show I've ever watched. It's the perfect TV show: pacing, acting, writing, directing, twists, music, characters, drama. Don't miss it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Badhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Breaking_Bad
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

What a hideous paint job on this Bugatti Veyron. My guess is that it's either for a rapper or professional athlete. They both tend to have more money than common sense or taste.

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/bugatti-veyron-delivery/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Animal Kingdom (2010) - 2/5 - As with The Rover, good acting and directing but slow and not very original. Tons of situations where normal people would never do what the characters did. Police just going around and killing bad guys? Whatever.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313092/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Rover (2014) - 2/5 - A good story with great directing and acting. So why the low score? NO COMMON SENSE. Scene after scene with characters doing non-nonsensical illogical actions. Fails miserably at the reasonable person test.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345737/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

WHAT!? Audiences focus on the cool car wreck and don't care about people in the stands or boats in a harbor?!? It's movie magic and scientific wonder! What a stupid article. Water is wet and the sky is blue. Thanks for stating the obvious.

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-movies-manipulate-your-brain/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Phantasm (1979) - 2/5 - It's a very good movie for it's time but it doesn't hold up well. The coolest part is the white room but it's only five or so minutes long. The rest of the movie is by the numbers and fairly pedestrian. It could have been better.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079714/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I can't stand euphemisms for death. It's particularly egregious for news organizations to use these types of sayings. Passed on, lost their lives, no longer with us, lost their battle, etc. Just use dead, died, or death.

http://blog.legacy.com/2012/05/21/top-10-death-euphemisms/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Journey to the West (2013) - 2/5 - I really like Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle but Journey to the West has major issues. Really poor CG and virtual environments, poor pacing and mediocre dialogue all limit its likability.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017561/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286112/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373074/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bad Words (2013) - 4/5 - Great movie. Jason Bateman delivers as a director and comedic actor. The humor is vulgar but not off-putting. Rohan Chand, the 10 yr old, is phenomenal and a great counter to Batemen. A very funny movie with a good story to boot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2170299/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) - 2/5 - I'm not exactly sure why everyone is so enamored with this movie. It's not funny, romance exists but isn't compelling and Duplass' character gets tiring after awhile. It's not a bad movie, it's just meh at best.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

30 Minutes or Less (2011) - 3/5 - I'm not a big Jesse Eisenberg fan but there is enough comedic dialogue from the other actors to make up for it. Once everything starts going down, it is actually pretty damn funny.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1622547/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Scanners (1981) - 2/5 - I'm not sure it deserves the cult following it has. It's a decent movie at best but it has a cliched plot and mediocre acting. The final scene where Michael Ironside's eyes turn white is pretty cool though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081455/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) - 1/5 - A good movie ruined by product placement bulllshit. Fuck Papa Johns. Fuck eHarmony. Fuck Cinnabon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Transcendence (2014) - 3/5 - It received a lot of negative press and reviews but I'm not sure why. Nice CG and FX, intriguing story and concept, good acting and top notch directing. The naysayers probably had misplaced expectations. It's a good movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209764/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The East (2013) - 3/5 - More of a standard drama and character study than all out suspense thriller. While there are some pacing issues the direction and acting are great. It's enjoyable but there isn't enough meat or twists to make it really stand out.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869716/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Lawless (2012) - 3/5 - John Hillcoat always brings a very realistic look and feel to his movies. This is important when making a movie about real people and not just fictional characters. You'll get to know the brothers and feel transported back in time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212450/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Meet Joe Black (1998) - 3/5 - I wanted this movie to suck so much but it didn't. After 20 minutes I was hooked. All the performances are very good but it does run way too long. 3 hours is unnecessary and negatively impacts the pacing. Good movie though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119643/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Grabbers (2012) - 3/5 - A very good classic creature feature with an Irish twist. All the characters / actors are fun to watch. There's snappy dialogue and a well done CG creature. Good pacing and a little romance round it out. I'm glad I watched it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1525366/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Frozen (2010) - 1/5 - This move sucks. Bad direction, no common sense, no logic, and ridiculous scenarios. The dialogue and acting are decent to good though. A pack of wolves at a ski resort; are you fucking kidding me. Absurd is an understatement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1323045/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Exam (2009) - 2/5 - Not nearly as clever as it thinks it is. The main problem however is that ALL of the candidates are annoying as hell. Worst casting I've seen in a movie in years. When the twist was revealed at the end I just rolled my eyes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1258197/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blue Ruin (2013) - 4/5 - WOW! To say I was impressed would be an understatement. Blue Ruin is a shockingly great low budget indie thriller. The photography, pacing, dialogue, characters and surprises are perfect. A must see for all movie fans.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359024/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Stand by Me (1986) - 5/5 - The quintessential coming of age story. There has been no other movie that comes close to illustrating the bond of young friendships. The acting, direction, dialogue, motivations, and everything else are pitch perfect.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092005/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Ides of March (2011) - 4/5 - It starts off with Aaron Sorkin like snappy dialogue and then it gets all Machiavellian crazy. Unexpected but awesome. Not at all some boring movie about politics. Your jaw will drop when everything goes down.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124035/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Under the Skin (2013) - 4/5 - Reminiscent of Kubrick in it's style, Under the Skin is unique and well done. If viewers don't figure out the hook early then it may be confusing until the end reveal. If you get it then all the motivations make sense.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mission: Impossible II (2000) - 3/5 - John Woo brings his signature style to MI2 and it's much better than MI1. The pacing is faster and the action scenes are more realistic. The love triangle also makes the characters more interesting providing depth.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120755/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mission: Impossible (1996) - 2/5 - There are two awesome set piece action scenes but the first 45 minutes is in a really awful Film Noir style. The entire movie is pretty slow and not very well done. It definitely doesn't stand up over time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117060/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

City of God (2002) - 5/5 - One of the best movies of the last decade. Visceral and powerful. An amazing story with expert direction by Fernando Meirelles. This is the type of movie that everyone should see at some point in their lives.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I and Vol. II (2013) - 3/5 - Lars von Trier is always very creative and Nymphomaniac is no different. 4 hrs is ridiculous however and any viewer can easily spot the padding. Great performances with interesting points of view.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937390/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382009/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) - 3/5 - Incredible performances with very realistic character interactions and dialogue. However, it's way too long at 3 hrs. and 45 minutes and could have easily been trimmed. Still a very good movie though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278871/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Noah (2014) - 2/5 - The CG flood and animals are amazing. That said, it's too long and the entire third act is unwatchable. It climaxes with the flood and then there's an hour of boring scenes to watch. It's not worth the effort to pay attention. Skip.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959490/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

All Is Lost (2013) - 2/5 - Though very realistic it is still ultimately boring. There is next to no dialogue and the pacing is too slow. While it is very well done and the fact that it is a true story is amazing, as a film it doesn't particularly work.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017038/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) - 4/5 - I really thought this was a movie for small children; wow was I wrong. I was shocked by how good it was. Funny, clever, moving, perfect pacing, with great action and dialogue. This is why I try to keep an open mind.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0864835/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Muppets Most Wanted (2014) - 4/5 - Russian Kermit is great. The actor cameos are surprising. But the music is AWESOME. Bret McKenzie, from Flight of the Conchords, wrote and produced the songs and they will blow you away. The songs alone are worth it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2281587/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bret_McKenziehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Conchords
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sabotage (2014) - 2/5 - David Ayer has grown into a very good director. His plots are interesting with good pacing and snappy dialogue. Unfortunately, this movie has reprehensible characters and the most F-Bombs I've ever experienced in a movie. Pass.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1742334/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Need for Speed (2014) - 3/5 - NFS has great racing sequences but it has even better audio. The engine sounds made my couch shake and put a grin on my face. Really amazing. Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots have good chemistry which makes it even more fun.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369135/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Expendables 3 (2014) - 3/5 - I predict that EX3 will be much better than EX2 with more humor and better action sequences. This is because it won't be released for 6 more days but I have a very good feeling about it. Future Chris will really enjoy it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333784/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Cuban Fury (2013) - 4/5 - Nick Frost does a great job as a comedic lead. The Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd dance fight is great and the salsa music is amazing. Lots of eclectic characters and humorous situations. A much better movie than I expected.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390237/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Divergent (2014) - 0/5 - Yes it's that bad. Basically it's a poor mans Hunger Games. Bad dialogue, weak story, everyone is miscast, no actor is the least bit memorable, and it has a Rocky style training montage. It's an awful tween version of 1984.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1840309/
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Thank god for choice in the free market. WinZip v18.5 is a classic example of feature creep and software bloat clocking in at 105 MB. WinRAR v5.10, which is amazing by the way, is a svelte 1.8 MB. As they say, bigger isn't necessarily better.

http://www.rarlab.com/http://www.winzip.com/index.html
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Apparently the NFL thinks less of domestic violence than they do of smoking marijuana. Female fans of the NFL are just as complicit in the abuse on women if they continue to support the league. He knocked his fiancee unconscious for Christ sake. WTF.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11257692/ray-rice-baltimore-ravens-suspended-2-games
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Is Kyle Smith of the New York Post a contrarian asshole in general or just when it comes to entertainment reviews? He's the only reviewer to give House of Cards and Guardians of the Galaxy a negative review. There ALWAYS has to be one douche-bag.

http://www.metacritic.com/tv/house-of-cards-2013http://www.metacritic.com/movie/guardians-of-the-galaxyhttp://kylesmithonline.com/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rap is AWESOME! Dinosaurs are AWESOME! What do you get when you combine the two? One of the most AWESOME rap songs EVER! OK, that may be a little hyperbolic but the video is still really good. A tight beat and creative lyrics mean it doesn't suck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8yeNzLO5Mw
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

LinkedIn uses a bullshit redirect when looking at a profile. Even when said profile is indexed and click-able from a search engine result it refreshes to a "create an account" page.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

CNNMoney seems to think "Breaking News" is that the DOW and other two stock exchanges are down less than 0.5%. Breaking News! Really?

http://imgur.com/6Y8XOtd
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's not a hammock by any definition; It's a tarp that people lay on. And where is it supposed to be attached? Between houses. $375 is also ridiculous. Thanks WIRED for pointing out stupid products.

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/mega-hammock-mega-fun/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Stephen Colbert hit the nail on the head about the immensely stupid Vessyl. A $200 dollar cup to tell you what you just poured into it. Fucking ridiculous. I hope it goes over like a lead balloon and costs any investors all of their money.

http://bgr.com/2014/07/15/stephen-colbert-rips-vessyl-digital-cup/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Is Blizzard using a short two week window between the Curse of Naxxramas pricing announcement and the launch date to limit gold farming? This could encourage more people to pay so they don't have to wait months to save enough gold from quests.

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14601010/curse-of-naxxramas%E2%84%A2-wing-entry-details-and-heroic-mode-7-8-2014http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14832730/curse-of-naxxramas%E2%84%A2-creeps-out-on-july-22-7-17-2014
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Great comment and reply on an ArsTechnica article about Ubervita suing individuals leaving negative reviews.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/retailer-threatens-critical-reviewers-on-amazon-with-legal-trouble/?comments=1&post=27231425#comment-27231425
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I hope the Streisand effect works its Internet magic and the restaurant Il Giardino goes out of business. Suing a blogger over a bad review is a jerk move. More importantly, as the blogger wrote, it has a chilling effect on free speech.

http://web.archive.org/web/20131204090140/http://leschroniquesculturelles.com/2013/08/24/lendroit-a-eviter-au-cap-ferret-il-giardino/http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/07/french-blogger-fined-e1500-for-writing-negative-restaurant-review/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Which is why, among many other reasons, I stopped eating fast food over a decade ago. That shit'll kill ya!

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/whats-inside-mcdonalds-french-fries/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If you ever wanted to read a great article on blood types then this is it. Also, who in their right mind would ever believe in a Blood Type Diet. It doesn't make any sense and sounds exactly like the pseudo science nonsense that it is.

http://mosaicscience.com/story/why-do-we-have-blood-types
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Great article on why you always seem to pick the slow lane at the grocery store. Well written and informative.

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/whats-up-with-the-other-line-is-always-faster/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I think "management" for The International had a little talk with Purge and SUNSfan about their casting. Yesterday the were joking and fun and giving each other a hard time and now they're all business. Boring.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Thankfully Valve has a New to DotA stream for fans unfamiliar with the game. Purge and SUNSfan are doing a great job explaining everything. They make it easy to understand without having to dumb it down.

http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/https://twitter.com/PurgeGamershttps://twitter.com/SUNSfanTV
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Interesting articles about City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco and the attempt to clean up his online reputation. I can't believe Seattle residents are OK with two of the highest paid public employees being from their town. Crazy.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/seattle-utility-wants-17500-refund-after-failure-to-scrub-negative-search-results/http://www.seattleweekly.com/2008-02-13/news/short-fuse-jorge-carrasco-s-polarizing-tenure-at-the-top-of-city-light/http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023849447_citylightbrandxml.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

One of the best lyrics I've ever heard in rap is in Bonfire by Childish Gambino. "Made the beat then murdered it: Casey Anthony" Seriously. Only rappers come up with awesome lyrics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL1B_r9nC9k
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The George Foreman Grill, Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker and Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker are pointless wastes of money. A grill pan, pot and skillet do the job just fine and can be used for other purposes.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Animals are NOT props for actors and directors to toss aside like garbage. For every animal that dies during the production of a movie they should kill an actor. I can guarantee animal deaths would stop immediately. Fucking movie assholes.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/11/19/hobbit-animals-dead/
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

How the fuck does this mentally retarded asshole have a Dr. designation in front of his name. Based off of the bullshit comments Keith Ablow spouts on TV he's more likely to need a psychiatrist than to be a psychiatrist. What a cunt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Ablow
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Mario Costeja Gonzalez is a dumbass which I hope the Internet never forgets about. This retard is probably linked to more articles than ever before mentioning his home repossession because of outstanding debt.

http://www.newsweek.com/man-who-sued-google-be-forgotten-252854?piano_d=1http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27394751http://www.theguardian.com/world/blog/2014/may/14/mario-costeja-gonzalez-fight-right-forgotten
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Web sites like Distractify, Upworthy and Buzzfeed are stupid as fuck. They don't create anything. All they do is repackage content from other web sites and slap ads around them. They are made by cunts and trafficked by fucking idiots.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Apparently Congressman Darrell Issa is a rude disrespectful fucking asshole. First he cut the mic to prevent Elijah Cummings from speaking and now he snaps at Tim Wu regarding a discussion on net neutrality.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-20/darrell-issas-internet-theory-net-neutrality-will-end-porn#r=hpt-lshttp://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/03/rep-elijah-cummings-gets-cut-off-at-house-irs-hearing/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's doughnut not donut. It's tonight not tonite. Veteran is pronounced vet-er-an, not vet-ran. Realtor is pronounced real-tor, not real-a-tor. Just because millions of lazy people don't know how to speak or write correctly doesn't make it right.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Filth (2013) - 3/5 - Ummmmm... It's certainly a very creative movie. Also, I had to turn on subtitles even though it was in English. James McAvoy's performance is freaking amazing though. Seriously, he could have won an Oscar. Very intense.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) - 1/5 - Bad acting, horrible direction, ridiculous plot and unrealistic dramatization. Yeah, it's that bad. Save yourself some time and re-watch The Hunt For Red October instead.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205537/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099810/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

3:10 to Yuma (2007) - 4/5 - Re-watching it confirms 3:10 to Yuma is a great western. It's a little too long and slows down too much in parts but the story and performances are great. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe alone make it worth while.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381849/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Price and quality are the only relevant criteria when making purchasing decisions. Emotional responses are irrelevant and counterproductive.

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/5-hidden-visual-tricks-advertisers-use-to-sell-you/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

3 Days to Kill (2014) - 3/5 - Luc Besson always writes fun movies and this is no exception. It has everything: action scenes, humorous dialogue, heartfelt father daughter moments and good pacing. If you liked From Paris With Love you'll like this movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2172934/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179034/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

300: Rise of an Empire (2014) - 3/5 - It's basically 300 on boats but it still looks great and has action and blood splattering galore. However, it's not as good as 300 and slows down a lot in the third act. Still a fun movie all in all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253863/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If Radio Shack, or The Shack, really wanted to increase sales all it would need to do is to stop asking for my personal information when checking me out at the register. I stopped shopping there specifically for this reason over a decade ago.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/06/radioshack-continues-death-march-loses-98-3-million-in-a-quarter/http://techcrunch.com/2009/08/03/radio-shack-rebranding-why-why/
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

I hope this crazy bitch gets the book thrown at her. Assaulting an RC hobbyist and then lying to the police about it. He should file a civil suit and she should lose her job too. Also, fuck Google for pulling this guy's video down.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/quadrocopter-pilot-gets-attacked-by-drone-hating-woman/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Rush (2013) - 5/5 - Great movie even if you're not into F1 auto racing. It's more of a character study and drama about the nature of competition and inner determination than a "racing" movie. Every aspect is top notch and it's highly recommended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979320/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Twitter is a great service but the recent redesign is ugly as hell. It looks like Facebook lite, now allows for crappy and often blurred user uploaded header images and struggles, and fails, to flesh out all of the white space.

http://mashable.com/2014/04/08/twitter-profile-redesign/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hotline Miami - The game play is horrible. Too fast with an annoying amount of deaths and over pixelated graphics. The music however is AMAZING! I was literally blown away by how much I liked the soundtrack. Skip the game and buy the music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKD-MVfC9Ag
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The MPAA must be run by prudes. They don't think the "curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown" is appropriate for a movie poster. Have their censors ever been on the Internet before. Eva Green nude, safe search off.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53119https://www.google.com/search?q=eva+green+nude&source=lnms&tbm=isch
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Great article. It seemed like it would be long and boring but it's very well written and incredibly interesting.

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/the-world-of-computer-go/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The Diamondbacks and Reds have great prices. You can actually get a ton of hot dogs and beers for $20. Every single other baseball team, however, is full of shit. At the vast majority you can only buy one or two beers and two hot dogs.

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/economy/mlb-prices/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

WOW! I can't believe BestBuy is selling X-Men Days of Future Past on DVD and BR when it literally just dropped in theaters TWO days ago.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/movies-promotions/x-men/pcmcat330900050005.c?id=pcmcat330900050005
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's crazy how many health issues are related directly to the immune system. Allergies, multiple sclerosis, vitiligo, lupus; and that's just the immune system. I can see why there are medical specialists. Each aspect of the body is insanely complex.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoimmune_disorders
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Curious about how Scott Pelley's doucheness affects real world evening news viewers? Take a look at the network news rankings at the link below. CBS is LAST! That's what having a douche-bag anchor does for you.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/category/evening-news-ratings
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Scott Pelley is most likely the biggest douche-bag on network TV. Every time he opens his pie hole the condescension is palpable. If his hand wasn't busy holding his glasses like a pretentious dick he could reach around and pull the stick out of his ass.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Republicans may be the single largest group of stupid fucks in America. They are currently on the wrong side of history on EVERYTHING. Gay marriage, immigration, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, climate change, etc. Fucking morons.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

According to the new Trivago.com ad campaign, a spokesperson should be unshaven and sloppily dressed. I guess I've been an undiscovered advertising gem for years without knowing it. I can't even visit the site because it keeps timing out.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

An AWESOME mashup of Disney's Frozen and A$AP Ferg's 2013 album Trap Lord that works surprisingly well. Both feature a song named Let It Go so really it only makes perfect sense.

http://vimeo.com/92990850
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

The misleading title of this article does accurately point out one thing; Texas is a piece of shit state run by gun loving Jesus freaks. The only reason poor Texas residents can't get health insurance is because their Governor is a rich douchebag prick.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/21/news/economy/obamacare-medicaid-coverage-gap-texas/index.html
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

Tipping in general is bullshit but there is no way in hell I'd tip a dry cleaner or spray tanner. All of the listed jobs collect full wages. They aren't wait staff making $2.17 an hour. If you want more money get a better fucking job.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/16/pf/tipping-workers/index.html
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, the NCAA, is modern day slavery. It is run by white millionaire coaches and officials for the purpose of profiting off of poor black student athletes. Fuck the NCAA!

http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/02/04/6-reasons-ncaa-football-and-basketball-are-like-slavery/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Any large commercial company which uses SSL / TLS for daily operations should be funding the OpenSSL Foundation. It's pathetic that billion dollar companies who benefit from open source don't in turn support open source projects financially.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/its-not-a-fun-week-to-work-at-openssl/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hearthstone is amazing! The amount of game play provided for free is ridiculous. Just doing the achievements and daily quests give you more than enough gold to buy tons of packs without spending a dime. CRAZY!

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If I ran Runner's World magazine I would purposely NOT have people in a running motion on the cover every month. I would mix it up and show kittens or a person knitting. Of course, I'd be fired for sales subsequently falling off a cliff.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This should be common knowledge by now but if you're getting a tax refund you're doing it wrong. That's your money that should be in your bank, not sitting with the government. It's better to get extra money every month and save or invest it yourself.

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2014/04/09/tax-refund/index.htmlhttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/why-i-hate-income-tax-refunds-jeff-schnepper
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The single best thing that ever happened to Rap music was the implementation of the "Tipper Sticker"; the black and white Explicit Content label. It immediately helped me discover the best rap CDs. Before Youtube and iTunes you had no other way to know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_Advisoryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipper_stickerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipper_Gore
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This is both hilarious and scary. Television programming for animals may sound preposterous but Bill Murry predicted it in 1988's Scrogged. While his pitch was programming for cats, the core concept can be extrapolated for all family pets.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-08/discovery-wants-your-dog-to-watch-more-tv#r=hpt-lsthttp://filmschoolrejects.com/features/6-scenes-we-love-from-scrooged.php
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

All that stupid ass Prudential retirement commercial illustrates is that the social security retirement age should be increased to 75. It was never adjusted to scale with life expectancy so you have old people collecting benefits for 20 to 30 years.

http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/IncRetAge.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Children shouldn't be sheltered from experiencing the world but at some point parents should have enough common sense to not drag a three year old and one year old around the globe on a thirty six foot sail boat.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/07/300308543/sick-1-year-old-recued-from-sailboat-1-000-miles-off-mexican-coast
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The 360 degree video technique this guy came up with is freaking amazing. I can't wait to see it used in a soon to be shot music video, preferably rap.

http://vimeo.com/90312869
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

TurboTax Free won't let me enter 1099-MISC. What a load of shit. Tons of prompts to upgrade to the paid for versions.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Luxottica is a global monopoly but only due to consumer participation. I've never paid more than $100 for a pair of glasses. The only reason they can charge $400 or more for glasses is because people pay it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxotticahttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/sticker-shock-why-are-glasses-so-expensive-07-10-2012/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

One of the best things society could do would be to eliminate 24 hour news channels. It's impossible to fill that much time without resorting to rampant speculation and inflammatory rhetoric.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_news_cyclehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_effect
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Sunday just isn't as good without Professional football on television.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Hot Pockets might literally be the most disgusting food like substance I've ever attempted to eat. I say attempted because after three bites I couldn't stomach eating the remainder.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Any consumer who purchases Cialis for daily use is overly optimistic at best or clinically delusional at worst. Young couples often can't find time to have sex what with work and kids let alone do it daily. Don't fall for the aggressive marketing.

http://www.minnpost.com/health/2008/09/daily-cialis-treatment-breakthrough-or-marketing-ploy
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

My guess is that David Letterman is retiring specifically because of Jimmy Fallon moving into Jay Leno's spot. Letterman probably doubts he can compete with the younger, funnier, better looking talk show host. Better to step down gracefully now.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Google Shelfies. Seriously. How much more narcissistic can people get?

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/introducing-gmail-shelfie.html
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The best Ars comment I've ever read however is the promoted comment at the bottom of this Casey Johnston post on the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/03/samsung-gives-first-galaxy-s-iv-hands-on-to-fictional-boy-named-jeremy/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This Ars comment and the Grinch image below it had me laughing my ass off.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/3d-model-of-a-boys-heart-speeds-up-life-saving-operation/?comments=1&post=26296175#comment-26296175
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

For that matter...Fuck the National Rifle Association! Any organization that cares more about gun rights than elementary school children is a piece of shit. And politicians who cower from the NRA are spineless pussies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shootinghttp://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?cycle=2012&id=D000000082http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/nra-congress/
Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

The Heartland Institute is a fucking cesspool of humanity of which all of its leadership and membership should burn in Hell.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I absolutely love how Australians end practically every sentence with an upward inflection. Americans tend to do that only for questions. Seriously, it's hypnotic.

http://vimeo.com/76606906http://www.zookal.com/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If you like the original Star Trek you have to watch Star Trek Continues. It's absolutely amazing. It looks and feels exactly like the 1960's version. Unfortunately there are only two episodes to appreciate.

http://www.startrekcontinues.com/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

All of the actors on The Walking Dead have a shorter shelf life than a Redshirt on the original Star Trek. They literally have no negotiating power because if they don't like their contract, that's it... your character is toast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirt_%28character%29
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's a shame when Governors play partisan politics and deny quality health care coverage for those most in need.

http://www.advisory.com/~/media/Advisory-com/Daily-Briefing/2012/11/DB_medicaid_map_lg_OLD.jpghttp://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefing/2012/11/09/MedicaidMap
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's ridiculous that virtually every male British citizen of any note has been knighted. Paul McCartney, Jonathan Ive, Steven Spielberg. Spielberg isn't even British! When everyone is a Sir it doesn't mean anything.

http://www.ultraimg.com/images/qanti.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spielberg#Achievements
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Great article on clean coal. In summation: the world is basically screwed. Humanity is much too selfish and stupid to plan five or ten years out let alone 100.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/03/clean-coal/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

ESurance wants $310 to insure an 18 year old car with liability only coverage at state minimums for 6 months. Progressive and Geico offer the same coverage for half that.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Note to self - Never ever use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or Oculus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acquisitions_by_Facebook
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

There are few really good horror action movies; "You're Next (2011)" is one of them. Unfortunately, there are an insane number of logical errors. Literally every scene has logic problems. It's still worth a watch if only for the ending.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853739/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

If you want to see an absolutely amazing time travel movie and don't mind reading subtitles then check out Timecrimes from 2007. It starts off slow but by the end you'll be blown away. Seriously, I was surprised by how awesome it was.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I've never understood why in zombie related entertainment everyone isn't covered head to toe in body armor. Seriously, everyone gets infected by bites to the arms or legs or neck. Just cover everything in metal or Kevlar and you're done. Problem solved.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Megan Geuss on the other hand is freaking hilarious! I laughed out loud multiple times at her space "insert item here" references and derision of Riker. Her comments in the script section were particularly amusing.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2014/03/the-ars-staff-picks-our-least-favorite-star-trek-the-next-generation-episodes/2/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Peter Bright is a very smart guy but calling "Darmok" a bad ST:TNG episode is insane. Great visuals, interesting premise and an ending that has a strong emotional payoff makes it a Star Trek classic.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2014/03/the-ars-staff-picks-our-least-favorite-star-trek-the-next-generation-episodes/2/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708696/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I feel sorry for any Diablo 3 player who put in hundreds and hundreds of hours pre Loot 2.0. I put in 40 or so and that pisses me off. The gold and real money auction houses completely ruined the game for a year and a half.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/03/03/diablo-3s-loot-2-0-patch-feels-like-the-release-of-diablo-4/http://www.diablowiki.net/Loot_2.0
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's obvious the Carrie 2013 remake tries to get a PG13 but instead it's a pathetically soft R. No nudity, one F-Bomb and Buffy TV level special effects. Carrie slaughters a gym full of students at the end. It should have been a hard R from the start.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1939659/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074285/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

This Just In: Self described "news" web site uses troll bait to generate page views. Title - "Are Netflix users ripping off the rest of us?" PSA: Don't feed the trolls.

http://money.cnn.com/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

There is more gore in five minutes of The Walking Dead than in all of World War Z. WWZ should NEVER have been PG13. Dumbing down an R movie to get tween viewers is always a bad idea.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Quora... what a douchebag web site! The one way to guarantee I will never use your service is to have a modal popover blocking content resulting from a web search. Create an account to see the answer? How about you kiss my ass instead.

http://www.quora.com/LinkedIn-6/What-are-the-different-levels-of-LinkedIn-profile-strength-and-how-do-you-achieve-them
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I effing LOVE Chipotle burritos!!!

http://www.chipotle.com/en-US/default.aspx?type=default
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I don't get the video at all but the song is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p05adox0w6w
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I don't know exactly why but this video does something to me. The visuals of island life with the vocals makes it really moving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytIfSuy_mOAhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplo_%28DJ%29
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I tried the original Frog Fractions from the provided link and didn't get it at all. The video for the KickStarter was pretty interesting though.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/frog-fractions-2-wants-to-surprise-players-that-already-expect-the-unexpected/http://twinbeard.com/frog-fractions
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Network television... always the epitome of mediocrity. How Lost ever landed on ABC I'll never know.

http://www.metacritic.com/company/abchttp://www.metacritic.com/company/nbchttp://www.metacritic.com/company/cbs
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Bob's Burgers is HILARIOUS. The irreverent humor is something The Simpsons hasn't really seen since season 5. Deep Space Homer, Rosebud and Burn's Heir being the best episodes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons_%28season_5%29
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

WOW! Jon Stewart literally eviscerates Eric Bolling on the topic of food stamp abuse.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-march-13-2014-anita-hillhttp://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/eric-bolling/bio/#s=a-dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

What an absolutely horrible design for a table! It looks like it's more suited for a research lab than a living room. And how the hell are you supposed to vacuum under it when there's dog hair and dirt.

http://www.target.com/p/threshold-mixed-metal-coffee-table-white/-/A-14904684
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

I really don't see the purpose of something like Klout. Am I supposed to care about an algorithm generated number quantifying an individuals' supposed online worth. All it does is feed into peoples' already sky high narcissism.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's insane how a commercial airline filled with over 200 passengers can just disappear. I know it's not cost effective to relay black box data in real time but you'd think they could at least Lojack the things!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-15/malaysia-sets-new-search-zone-as-flight-deliberately-diverted.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoJack
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

It's difficult getting any work done with NetFlix streaming always at your fingertips.

Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Flickr's search results are the worst. Search for puppy or house or whatever and you'll scroll for 10 minutes and see hundreds of images from exactly two people.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=puppy&l=commderiv&ct=0&mt=all&adv=1
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Just re-watched Nick of Time and it still holds up well. Fast pacing. Clever story. And an early Johnny Depp movie where he plays a normal character. Good stuff.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113972/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Five Guys Burgers are overrated and too expensive. The Bacon Cheeseburger was small, had little to no bacon and was mediocre at best for $7.50. One and done.

https://justjdm.wordpress.com/2008/05/28/warning-five-guys-burgers-and-fries-suck-horribly/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

Never feed your cat or dog onions and garlic. Even small doses over time can cause anemia possibly leading to organ failure and death.

http://www.sarahsdogs.com/qa/why-cant-dogs-eat-onions/
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

The average length of a URL as of 2010 is approximately 76 characters.

http://www.supermind.org/blog/740/average-length-of-a-url-part-2
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

"What we've got here is... failure to communicate." From the movie Cool Hand Luke starring Paul Newman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_we%27ve_got_here_is_%28a%29_failure_to_communicate
Chris Potter
Chris Potter

"No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast." Famous lines of dialogue between Lady Anne and Gloucester from the William Shakespeare play Richard III. Used at the end of the 1985 movie Runaway Train.

http://www.shakespeare-literature.com/Richard_III/2.htmlhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089941/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_Train_%28film%29