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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    Wow. What a ride.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2015

    Everything I could have hoped for.

    I look at this movie a lot like the recent Star Wars: Battlefront game - it might not be a perfect execution to many hardcore fans of movies or Star Wars, but the fundamentals are all there and beautifully executed. As a 30-something male that grew up with the originals and more or less hated the later additional trilogy, this is a return to form in every way you could hope for.

    It's probably not perfect, but shit it's great.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 May, 2013

    Shit this is a good film. I'm just sorry I took so long to get around to watching it.

    Foxx I'm usually on the fence about, but he does very well here. Waltz and Dicaprio were spectacular, and the remainder of the cast are equally great. Tarantino's Aussie accent is forgettable.

    Another fine addition to Tarantino's portfolio and made me look forward to seeing Argo to see if it really is more Oscar worthy.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 May, 2015

    I really enjoyed this. Extremely visually appealing in the same way Her is.

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2012 2

    Awesome. On the tail of a big set up from the five other preceding films, this had a lot riding on it. Needless to say, I think it 98% delivered for me. Plenty of everything, too much of nothing.

    I don't know why, but the first Iron Man is probably still my favorite of this whole series, may be because I'm a big Jon Favreau fan. This is an extremely close second.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2012

    It seems a bit easy to say this was a masterpiece, but unless you're not a particularly big fan of Nolan or the previous films, I can't see this disappointing many people.

    Everyone in the cast holds their ground, Hathaway was particularly impressive as I wasn't sure she had it in her.

    A great conclusion to the trilogy. And somewhat of a feat to have had three successful films, with a string of quality actors, an extremely talented director - all of which it was rewarded for at the box office.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed a bit.

    In my mind, this was two films in two halves. The first half didn't go too big in the action or realms of believability - a solid car chase, some great tech, snappy one liners - it was the film I'd anticipated. The scene you know is coming from the trailer "Before we start, does anybody wanna to get out?" really got me across the line and I thought…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★½ Watched 14 May, 2015


    The entire Avengers series is just getting out of hand. The focus seems to be on going bigger rather than smarter and it's gotten pretty tiresome I feel. A few good gags and some neat action moments, but otherwise pretty forgettable - save for James Spaders excellent voice addition.

    I think I see Fonzy waterskiing down the river, keep him the hell away from any sharks.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jun, 2015

    This was always a tough act to follow from the original. The problem for me was that it only really tried to entertain with dinosaurs, rather than suspense. What's great about going back and watching the original is that a lot of that still stands.

    The part I think they did get right, was how ridiculously commercial and obscene the park was - a dinosaur theme park would be JUST like it's portrayed in the film - horrible.

    But the rest I could take or leave.

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Feb, 2016

    A masterpiece really - violent, crude and somewhat disgusting, yet with a far wider appeal than just it's built-in fan base. Still manages to retain many of the qualities of a good film at the same time.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2013

    This new take on the Bond franchise is three deep now, and long story short - I'm on board. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as Quantum of Solace, but a few drops of the classic Bond inclusions were a nice touch.

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004

    ★★★★★ Added

    Gondry was a favorite in the music video arena, and I was pleasantly surprised when I found his name in the opening credits at the cinema. With a truly unique portrayal of dreams and memories and a fantastic cast, it's a wonderful film.