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  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    Completely entertaining family flick - perhaps the definition of one that is 'fun for the whole family', Big Hero 6 is a colorful, ambitious adventure movie. It's easy to compare to The Incredibles- and while that movie had a slightly more compelling theme and characters, most of the other similarities are easy to make. Likeable protagonists, exciting action set pieces, and a colorful sense of fun throughout, Big Hero 6 is a winner.

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2014

    I'm not usually huge on allegory being the driving force behind a movie, and Snowpiercer is the definition of it, but the crazy concept and the allegory align well with the traditional elements of an entertaining sci-fi actioner. Snowpiercer is set in the post-apocalyptic future, where all that's left of humanity is on a high speed train circling the globe. The underclass are kept in squalid conditions at the back of the train, told again and again how lucky they…

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  • 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 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…