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This is a steaming pile of shit. Do not watch it!

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Having fallen from grace, two friends are reunited in their pursuit of ghosts, eventually forming a band of four who fight them. And stuff.

This is neither a sequel to the actual Ghostbusters (1984), nor is it anything in its style or quality. It's just a theft of the franchise. It shits all over it. Ignoring all of that, it's still an awful movie on its own.

This is not a comedy! Don't mistake it for one! The only funny scene had nothing to do with the main characters.



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Blood - The Last Vampire (2009) poster

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Vampires are real, and a secret council, whose formation is never explained, support a good-vampire on her mission to mercilessly slaughter bad-vampires in search for the worst-vampire who she was told killed her father.

For a while I was quite captivated by this movie. It was good in every respect, but it seemed to take a turn for the worse half way through, and just kept sliding. Overall it's good, but elements of it are too similar to other famous movies for me to really find it interesting, especially since those elements are rushed.

It's decent enough to recommend for a one-time watch.



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Orcs resurface into and threaten a national park.

While definitely a B-movie, this is well-written and well-acted. It doesn't really have comedy like most B-movies though, so it doesn't "work" all that well. Still, I think it's worth a watch.



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He Never Died (2015) poster

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An old man is surprised to learn has has 19 year old daughter, who becomes embroiled in a web of vengeance and violence set against him.

I really like this movie. It might play out as too flat for most people, but for me the character was well-crafted and acted.

Like few movies, He Never Died explores age and power at its extreme. Fans of Interview with the Vampire (film), for example, should appreciate such elements.



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What We Do in the Shadows (2014) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/
http://www.whatwedointheshadows.com/

A mockumentary about four vampire flatmates in New Zealand.

Bad. This is supposed to be comedy. I'm not laughing. From what little I saw, I doubt it will get any better.



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I'll add notes when I re-watch this series.
Do not watch this without respecting the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel viewing order.

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A vampire, cursed with a soul to be immortally haunted by his past, hopes for absolution by fighting the damned.

An astonishing series. The characters and story are outstanding. While built upon/within the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, it has a different and significantly more adult story line. I would say that this series is better than its parent, but Buffy is mandatory and still enjoyable viewing to get to this one.

Mandatory viewing.

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Evil returns to find Ash.

Playful. It is clearly capitalizing on the success of the franchise, but it's not really interesting to me, as though it's stretching out the story ideas. It's okay, though not especially recommended. I watched a bit of it, but I'd rather do other things with my life.



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Ghostbusters 2 (1989) poster

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Facing hard times, the Ghostbusters are called back into action when the city's mood dips deep into anger.

Definitely not as good as Ghostbusters (1984), but an adequate film nonetheless.



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Prometheus (2012) poster

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An explorer ship bumps into aliens.

AVOID AVOID AVOID.

Do not watch this, especially if you are a fan of the alien movie franchise.