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  • The Shallows

    The Shallows 2016

    ★★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2016

    Decent, but still had filler even though it's only 85 minutes. Feels like it could have been a 45 minute one-off part of an anthology movie or tv show.

  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train 2016

    ★★ Watched 07 Oct, 2016

    Unlikeable characters all around, boring, and more drama than mystery. I was excited going in because I knew nothing about the movie, hadn't seen a trailer, and was hoping for a decent suspense/mystery. Blech.

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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…