Netflix Pick: 13 Assassins

I’m about to admit something that may lose me a few points of modern film geek cred… I have never seen a film by Takashi Miike. Everything I’ve heard about “Audition” and “Ichi the Killer” has caused me a bit of hesitation on account of the modicum of squeamishness that still sits within my hardened, grown-up sensibilities. The descriptions of Miike’s “13 Assassins” seemed free of such warnings for the weak of stomach, so I figured that its addition to the Netflix catalog was the perfect opportunity to right that wrong. Read more of this post

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Sucker Punch Brings A Knife To A Gunfight

Last weekend, I went and saw Zack Snyder’s new flick, “Sucker Punch”. Like most of you, I’m assuming, I loved “300”, liked “Watchmen”, and thought his 2004 rendition of “Dawn of the Dead” was ok. Not the most consistent director, but you can at least expect his movies to be entertaining. Did “Sucker Punch” hold up? Well…kind of, as long as you have zero expectations regarding a comprehensible plot.

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