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Gamebox 1.0
Gamebox 1.0 (2007)
3 years ago via Movies on Facebook
½

A fun, smartly concieved indie that uses it's limited resources to good effect.

Sin
Sin (2000)
5 years ago via Flixster

An anime based upon the popular videogame series (popular when this was made). I have never played the games, so I cannot vouche for how close the plot is to them, but I like it, even though it hits cliches (the detective can't sovle a case until he's fired from it, news programs playing at the right time, etc.). The animation is very solid and the early mix of 2D and 3D looks good, even still, and while the characters aren't ultra-deep, there is enough backstory to keep you interested.

88
88 (2015)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Katharine Isabelle's latest sees her staring as violent amnesic trying to piece two scattered timelines together and discover the truth of what happened to her lover.

The plot may not sound like anything all that new, the style which director April Mullen employs to tell it makes it a very engrossing watch, and gives it a visual identity very much all its own.

The action scenes are interesting to watch and nicely staged, while never feeling repetitive or derivative. The editing, especially during the numerous waking hallucinations, is excellent and finds a nice rhythm early on. The cinematography is stunning, with each timeline having its own basic color scheme, and nice camera movements to zip us along one timeline to the other.

Katharine Isabelle gives a vibrant and impressive performance, playing the (eventual) three versions of one character very well. Christopher Lloyd hasn't seemed this engaged in the material in quite sometime. He doesn't ham it up as the villain, but plays it ruthless and quick, making him quite menacing.

This movie is very good and enjoyable, with some nice twists that adds a layer to each main character. Highly recommended for action fans.

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This strong outing into the Dragonheart world is actually a prequel. Set a few hundred years before the original movie, or its sequel, the movie gets a lot of mileage out of its beautiful locations.

The acting is pretty good, with Sir Ben Kingsley- voicing Drago, the dragon- doing a very excellent job. Taking the job seriously, and being quite dignified, it helps make the character feel realistic. Julian Morris (Cry_Wolf, Once Upon A Time) as lead Gareth exudes solid confidence. Tamzin Merchant as tribal warrior Rhonu is downright amazing.

Despite this being direct-to-DVD, its production values are high, especially in regards to the excellent CGI used. While it doesn't quite hit the impressiveness of the original Dragonheart, it is still top notch work. Especially considering how often color shimmers and the like appear on Drago.

If you are a big fan of this series, or just really love fantasies, this is a must see.