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  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne 2016

    ★★½ Watched 21 Nov, 2016

    Man, how they decided it's a good idea to essentially keep making and remaking the same movie ever since part 2 is beyond me. Even the music has grown tiresome, and while there is less shaky-cam I still hate the way Greengrass shoots a fight, with a cut every 0.75 seconds.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Nov, 2016

    Well acted (especially John Goodman), and well-executed thriller. A couple of lulls in its short runtime just keep it shy of 4 stars, but I waffled.

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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…