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Ryan J. Marshall (ryguy4738)
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commented on review of The Raid: Redemption, "A Morass of Senseless Carnage".   September 16, 2012
posted "A real kick from a mule." about The Raid: Redemption.   September 16, 2012
A real kick from a mule.
**** out of ****    In one of the darkest corners of Jakarta, Indonesia there is a run-down apartment complex that houses a pletho
posted "So bad that it was a pain in the ass describing it let alone finishing it." about Sector 7 (Korean film).   August 17, 2012
So bad that it was a pain in the ass des
Half a star out of ****    I think I heard of "Sector 7" through Shout Factor earlier this year when they released it onto DVD and
posted "Advertised as a B-monster movie; emerges something much more." about Godzilla (Gojira).   August 17, 2012
Advertised as a B-monster movie; emerges
**** out of ****    The original 1954 version of "Godzilla" - AKA "Gojira" - evades the implications of its B-movie exteriors. Her
commented on review of The Secret World of Arrietty, "Borrower and the Bean".   February 18, 2012
posted "An actioner that sins." about Priest (2011 film).   September 25, 2011
An actioner that sins.
* out of ****     Scott Stewart began his film directing career with 2010's "Legion"; which would easily make it on the "worst fil
posted "A boring, stupid, visually decent (at times) mess." about The Warrior's Way (2010).   September 25, 2011
A boring, stupid, visually decent (at ti
*1/2 out of ****     "The Warrior's Way" is a silly, cheap, dumb CGI laden actioner that tries to mix the genres of Western and Sa
posted "Takashi Miike remakes a somewhat obscure 1960's samurai film and strikes gold with his re-imagining." about 13 Assassins.   August 22, 2011
Takashi Miike remakes a somewhat obscure
**** out of ****     You can't have an epic battle sequence accounting for more than twenty minutes of a film's running-time if yo
posted "A slice of Japan's genuine oddity." about House (Hausu).   August 17, 2011
A slice of Japan's genuine oddity.
***1/2 out of ****     I like haunted house movies. They take a very large aspect of our everyday lives and embed a sort of horrif
posted "An artsy, darkly funny spin on the murder-mystery genre." about Memories of Murder.   August 06, 2011
An artsy, darkly funny spin on the murde
*** out of ****     "Memories of Murder" is a beautifully directed, wonderfully acted murder-mystery thriller from Korean filmmake
posted "An awesome neo-noir revenge flick." about Vengeance.   July 24, 2011
An awesome neo-noir revenge flick.
***1/2 out of ****     Interesting color schemes. Nice usage of lighting. Truly kick-ass action sequences. I like Johnnie To's "Ve
posted "A fun haunted house/anthology picture. Uneven, but creepy." about Ju-on: The Grudge.   June 20, 2011
A fun haunted house/anthology picture. U
*** out of ****     For a guy who hasn't actually seen another film in the "Ju-On" curse film saga, "Ju-On: The Grudge" actually s
posted "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone." about Oldboy.   May 23, 2011
Laugh, and the world laughs with you. We
**** out of ****     Few films go as in-depth into the concept of revenge as Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" does. There are so many rev
posted "Never look at dumplings in quite the same way...again." about Three... Extremes.   May 08, 2011
Never look at dumplings in quite the sam
***1/2 out of ****     You know you've got somewhat of an instant classic on your hands when your horror anthology has a segment t
posted "An inferior work from the son of Hayao Miyazaki." about Tales From Earthsea.   April 10, 2011
An inferior work from the son of Hayao M
** out of ****       Hayao Miyazaki has collaborated with Studio Ghibli and made some of the best animated features out
posted "Ghosties, phantom phone-calls, and candy that pops outta your mouth when you die. Yay, writing!" about One Missed Call (aka. Chakushin ari, 2003).   April 04, 2011
Ghosties, phantom phone-calls, and candy
** out of ****     Here is a film that was almost on the good side of decent, but staggered right from the start. This causes the
posted "Scary and sometimes beautiful." about A Tale of Two Sisters.   March 11, 2011
Scary and sometimes beautiful.
***1/2 out of ****     "A Tale of Two Sisters" is a film that will most likely evoke many different emotions out of the audience.
posted "Thai horror is apparently good horror." about Shutter (2004).   February 25, 2011
Thai horror is apparently good horror.
*** out of ****      I chose to take a break from American horror films, so for a change I watched a foreign flick in the genre of
posted "Big Man Japan; Oh man...." about Big Man Japan.   February 18, 2011
Big Man Japan; Oh man....
*** out of ****     Hilariously awesome in that super-odd and super-endearing sort of Japanese way, "Big Man Japan" is the monster
commented on review of The Warrior's Way (2010), "The Wrong Combination of East-Meets-West".   December 05, 2010
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