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  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    I saw this film first when it had Tom Hanks and Wilson.
    Good Sci fi film. I made sure not to read or watch anything about this and as a horror fan, you know you kind of hope there's going to be alien vampires or something, like the earlier films that centered around mars exploration, but we get the less benign Matt Damon. At first I wondered if he'd be able to carry the film, he does well. I probably…

  • What's Love Got to Do With It?

    What's Love Got to Do With It? 2013

    ★★½ Added

    Somewhat interesting doc on arranged marriage versus western ideals. I always think maybe we are doing it wrong. Or better yet I think maybe we put too much stock in our way. There are some aspects of the arranged thing that I do not like at all, but then other aspects that make sense to me. Though I'm talking arranged marriage in the sense of it being the persons choice. I'm not for those forced marriages. I think this could have been a little more in-depth.

  • What Happened, Miss Simone?

    What Happened, Miss Simone? 2015

    ★★★ Added

    The documentary is like her songs, some of them were not songs meant for our entertainment, but only to speak her truth. This feels like Nina Simone unfiltered. You get to hear her voice and her thinking throughout and she turns out feeling like a complex person, almost undone by bipolar depression and an abusive husband. She was very much before her time in ways. Her civil rights songs are still so relevant today, which is a bit disturbing. I…

  • Serenity

    Serenity 2005

    ★★★ Added

    Outlaw Star is my favorite anime series, this seems like a very watered down version of that. I always see this so highly rated and I expected it to be a lot better. I get it, the ratings must be from fans of the series. To an outsider the characters seem kind of hollow, the story kind of not fleshed out. The speechs the captain gives every few minutes are kind of hokey, probably intentionally, but actually its all very…

  • Jackie & Ryan

    Jackie & Ryan 2014

    ★★ Added

    The music scenes/performances and cinematography are the saving grace of the film. I'd buy the soundtrack, but not sit through the film again. No real storyline, No chemistry between the leads, lasts too long. Did I mention chemistry between the leads is as dry as sun drenched cat turds. Ben Barnes was decent Katherine Heigl acted like she was bored.

  • Being Ginger

    Being Ginger 2013

    ★★★ Added

    Yes he's not just ginger he's socially awkward as a result of a ginger childhood
    As funny as it was sad

  • Training Day

    Training Day 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2016

    The dialog had me laughing a lot in the early going. Denzel delivers on so many lines. Oddly enough I've never liked the King Kong Line. I'm never sure why certain lines stick with a general audience, but I feel tone deaf or something in regards to. Another famous film line that did nothing for me is in Snakes on a plane line. Overall enjoyed . I wish the story allowed us to delve more into what made the Denzel character so crooked, background etc. Maybe a prequel should have been done.

    Great dialog, good ride along film.

  • Reservation Road

    Reservation Road 2007

    ★★★ Added

    Taken as a whole the story overall feels just average, but they casted it so well. To me the performances by Ruffalo, Phoenix and Connelly elevate the film, delivering a few powerful scenes. I'd have loved more dialog with the Mira Sorvino character, it feels like they didn't give her enough.

  • Tyke Elephant Outlaw

    Tyke Elephant Outlaw 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Heartbreaking

  • Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    You hear so much about Idris Elba's performance when its his young co star who steals the film. I'd put Elba 3rd behind the gorgeous cinematography, the film looks so authentic and the soundtrack does a fantastic job of ramping up tension. This really does seem like it would have had Oscar nomination written all over it. This is better than most best picture nominations last year. So I'm interested in seeing this years best films crop.

  • Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer 2015

    ★★★★★ Added

    I thought this highlights one of the craziest cases that has ever been brought to my attention. I'll have to work on a proper review.

  • Chi-Raq

    Chi-Raq 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jan, 2016

    Where to start: The name Chiraq. A lot of people here hate the name and its something nobody here calls Chicago. That’s an urban legend born on social media.

    A group of women decide that to end the violence in their neighborhood, they will end all sexual relations with their male counterparts.

    Sometimes this film feels like being stuck in the mind of an oversexed 58 year old who probably laughs at his own jokes. Not that something is wrong…