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  • From One Second to the Next

    From One Second to the Next 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2016

    I still know people who think its okay to drink and drive, text and drive and I think that's just insane. Please don't be stupid, everyone thinks it wont be them. This documentary shows people that wish they had an opportunity to go back and change the one text that caused horrific accidents. my 5 stars are for importance

  • Sky

    Sky 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2016

    Average love story lifted by a terrific performance from Diane Kruger, but also decent cinematography and potent direction. The Actress is able to make you feel every emotion the character is feeling and the visuals compliment those emotions. I ended up watching back to back films with Walking Dead alums, Maggie in one and Darryl in this one. Diane's ex boyfriend of 10 years Joshua Jackson makes a small appearance.

  • The Boy

    The Boy 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2016

    So I watched the film The Boy. It has the actress that plays Maggie on The Walking Dead Lauren Cohan, my first disappointment, she isn't speaking in her British voice. No sexy British yumminess, just her doing an American accent. Which she does convincingly unfortunately. So after that we're introduced to a creepy doll name Brahms or whatever. A creepy couple wants Lauren's character to take care of the doll as if it were a real boy, sorta Pinocchio's wish.…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2016

    Second viewing, lost a little once you know everything that's going to happen. I'm not going to revise the rating downward though. I wish that Franco was in here, even in limited capacity. I always like comparing the cinemas 3D set up with my at home Bluray and 3D TV. some films look more impressive at home. I thought this would be one of them, but it wasn't. Koba's turn on the tank gun was more impressive at the cinema. Still enjoyable film.

  • Life of Pi

    Life of Pi 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Aug, 2016

    I'd like to show this movie to Terrence Malick, you can have a visually stunning film and still make it coherent. Very touching film.

  • Night Owls

    Night Owls 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2016

    I really like the couple talking crap to each other romantic comedy films. These are becoming the new road trip film, as I always find myself rating anything road trip related high. You get a very good sense of who the characters are by the end of the film and that means its done its job.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    Wow, the more of the Oscar nominated films I see I have to say that I feel, even though the show sucked, had a terrible hosting job done, the films have all been just about spectacular and such a return to form. I despised Birdman so I'm surprised I was so taken by this. This movie had intensity in spades and I didn't always know what was going to happen. This is the only Oscar film I have seen that…

  • The Painted Veil

    The Painted Veil 2006

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2016

    Woefully underrated, second viewing only confirms what I suspected at first. this film is an exquisite classic. So finely acted and gorgeous looking, pretty sounding film that turns the traditional formula upside down, there is not a they meet, instantly fall in love and break up the third act like in most films, in here the love isn't realized until the third act, the building of the relationship is hostile and moment by moment we watch as hostilities fade and understanding of each other grows, until their desire, love and need for a realistic intimacy erupt.

  • Aliens

    Aliens 1986

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2016

    Some spoilers. I thought I'd follow up my recent viewing of Alien with its sequel to do a close comparison.

    Some points that should help you see this as on par with the first film or even better.

    Watching Aliens in the early going my quick takeaway was the sets were not as imaginative and futuristic looking as the ones from the first film. To me the sets in Aliens actually looked like they could have come before the settings…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's like when you're playing Mario 2 as a kid and think, why the hell am I pulling plants out of the ground, this isn't Mario. And then you get a little older and realize they just attached Mario's name to another game already in development. My biggest disappointment with this is there was simply zero reason to use the Cloverfield name outside of marketing purposes. It doesn't really add anything to the mythology and works more like Stephen Kings…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    Solid casting, good filmmaking, worthy story to tell, but seems like after awhile it just sort of floats there, whereas I usually like my films to feel like they are getting better as they go along. I found the first half more interesting. Did they manage to assemble a cast though.
    Mark Ruffalo has never really failed me. I've enjoyed watching him in every film. I'm not blaming Mark, but why did his character have to repeat every single thing.…

  • My Last Day Without You

    My Last Day Without You 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    Quite romantic and I happen to think the side characters were enjoyable. Sure there's a few clichés, but we sort of watch these films for the clichés, right.