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  • The Body

    The Body 2012

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    Reminded me of those 90s suspense thrillers that were all about plot twists but forego believability and decent characters. Think Shattered or Sliver. Still, it was decently entertaining with a good cast.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jan, 2016

    Well I've seen TFA four times now so time to get a few thoughts down more for myself than anything as there have been plenty of great reviews already. This is a true return-to-form for Star Wars, with the standout being a trio of new, extremely likeable, lead characters.

    The concept of a "stormtrooper who doesn't want to be a stormtrooper" was awesome for Finn. He is the hardest to pinhole as a replacement for an OT character and is…

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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★½ Watched 19 Dec, 2012 6

    There are so many problems with the Hobbit it's difficult to decide where to begin.

    The first though is the overblown runtime and the shocking amount of filler. Never have I watched a movie where I could so easily go through and literally remove half- and not only lose nothing, but substantially make the film better by doing so. There are scene after scene of bloat, whether they are standalone segments that could be removed entirely since they have no…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jun, 2013 5

    Man of Steel isn't quite what I was expecting. I had avoided the previews as I typically do with a movie I intend to see anyways, so I was pleasantly surprised that by-and-large we avoided 45 minutes of growing-up-in-Kansas and Clark being a clumsy newspaper man. Some of these typical elements are sliced-and-diced into flashbacks throughout the movie, which is a refreshing change (vs say The Amazing Spiderman), but at the same time doesn't give quite the build up of…