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Episode XIII: An April Downpour 
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Forget about April showers. We've got ourselves a full-blown rainstorm with five new releases. JB will post his review of UNDER THE SKIN at some point today, and I'll still include that in last week's total. I'll post the standings later, so you know the drill. Since there are five here, I'll take some time to mull it over before making my predictions. All I can say for sure is that as a football fan, I've got jokes up the wazoo about DRAFT DAY.

Know how you know it's a movie? Because the Cleveland Browns GM makes smart decisions in it.
"Critics are calling Draft Day 'a No. 1 pick,'" says the commercials. So it's JaMarcus Russell?

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

The Raid 2
Draft Day
Dom Hemingway
Cuban Fury
Oculus

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:21 am
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The Raid 2 - *** (not worth much more than that)
Draft Day - **1/2
Dom Hemingway - **
Cuban Fury - **1/2
Oculus - ***1/2 (probably wrong)

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Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:05 am
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Raid 2-***
Draft Day-**
Dom Hemingway-**
Cuban Fury-**
Oculus-**1/2


Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:04 pm
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I'm honestly surprised James is reviewing so many, especially in the spring. I hadn't heard of 2 before they showed up on the list. I wasn't willing to risk ***1/2 on Oculus, Pedro, but it's getting great reviews so far (small sample size caveat of course), especially for a horror film.

The Raid 2 - ***
Draft Day - **
Dom Hemingway - **
Cuban Fury - **1/2
Oculus - ***


Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:38 pm
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The Raid 2- ***
Draft Day- **
Dom Hemingway- **1/2
Cuban Fury- **1/2
Oculus- ***

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I really enjoyed Draft Day. I hope it gets a good review.


The Raid 2 - ***
Draft Day - ***
Dom Hemingway - ** 1/2
Cuban Fury - **
Oculus - ***


Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:05 pm
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My picks:

The Raid 2-- *** (I saw this yesterday and enjoyed it on balance; it's too long by about 20 min but I like how it broadened the scope of the story while still containing great action scenes)
Draft Day-- **
Dom Hemingway-- **1/2
Cuban Fury-- **
Oculus-- ***


And here are the standings. Props to everyone who picked both movies correctly last week and got an extra point. As little Anakin in Episode I would say, "This is tense!"

1. PR0METHEU5: 22.5
2. Pedro/KWRoss: 22.0
3. nitrium: 21.5
4. ilovemovies: 21.0
5. Steven: 20.5
6. ShrunkenHead: 20.0
7. peng: 18.5
8. Vexer/Taleswapper: 18.0
9. sunshineisles2: 17.0
10. Blonde Almond/Gwaihir: 15.0
11. Montparnasse: 14.0
12. sjlips: 11.5
13. Convictions: 10.0

Monthly Standings

1. KWRoss/Steven/Taleswapper/Convictions/ilovemovies/peng-- 2 correct, 3.0 points
2. ShrunkenHead/Pedro/nitrium/Vexer/sunshineisles2/Gwaihir—1 correct, 1.5 points
3. Montparnasse—1 correct, 1.0 points
4. PR0METHEU5/sjlips—0 correct, 1.0 points

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The Raid 2: **1/2
Draft Day: **1/2
Dom Hemingway: ***
Cuban Fury: **
Oculus: ***

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The Raid 2 - ***
Draft Day - **1/2
Dom Hemingway - **
Cuban Fury - **
Oculus - *** (I was really tempted to put 3.5 stars based on the strong reviews, but I'm too scared to risk it.)


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The Raid 2 - ***
Draft Day - ***
Dom Hemingway - **1/2
Cuban Fury - **
Oculus - ***


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The Raid 2 -- 3.0
Draft Day -- 3.0
Dom Hemingway -- 2.5
Cuban Fury -- 2.5
Oculus -- 3.0


Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:31 am
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The Raid 2 - 3.0
Draft Day - 2.5
Dom Hemingway - 2.5
Cuban Fury - 2.5
Oculus - 3.0


Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:56 am
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The Raid 2- 3
Draft Day 2,5
Dom Hemingway 2,5
Cuban Fury 2
Oculus 3


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The Raid 2 - ***
Draft Day - **1/2
Dom Hemingway - ***
Cuban Fury - **
Oculus - ***


Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:07 am
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The Raid 2: 3 stars
Dom Hemingway: 2.5 stars
Draft Day: 3 stars
Cuban Fury: 2 stars
Oculus: 3.5 stars


Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:53 pm
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I doubt there will be many bonus points this week!

The Raid 2: 3.0
Draft Day: 2.5
Dom Hemingway: 2.0 (I've seen this, and I couldn't even motivate myself to write a short review of it for the forums here because it's just so average: 5/10).
Cuban Fury: 2.5
Oculus: 3.0


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The Raid 2 - 3.0
Draft Day - 2.5
Oculus - 3.0
Dom Hemingway - 2.5


Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:06 pm
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PR0METHEU5 wrote:
The Raid 2 - 3.0
Draft Day - 2.5
Oculus - 3.0
Dom Hemingway - 2.5


JB already posted his review of The Raid 2 about two hours before you made this post, so I can't count that. You can take a guess at Cuban Fury, though.

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Awww, double raspberries...


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