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  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2015

    They managed to turn the page with this one. At least a little. It's a bit darker and grittier and a little more balanced with reality and less silly. Simon Pegg as the token funny techie works ok and I like where it's going with the introduction Jeremy Renner. Let's see if they make some more.

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    ★★½ Watched 27 Apr, 2015

    A story about the world from an autistic kids point of view. I get that that is the way these kids see and interact with the world, but as a movie it's mostly just annoying and frustrating.

    Extra half star for the mum angle towards the end.

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  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Now, this was something else.

    This, for me, finally put the whole package together. The key to the success of the original was the idea and the story, not the execution. Maybe that's why Tim Burton's one fell flat - the whole idea hides in the eventual revelation of the truth and by 2001 it wasn't much of a surprise.

    So, this movie threw the whole thing out in the garbage and started from scratch. And that is what I…

  • Buried

    Buried 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2013 1

    You wake up buried in a coffin with a cellphone and a lighter. Go.

    Brilliantly minimalistic. One on-screen actor, the entire set is a coffin and yet still excrutiatingly exciting til the very end.