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  • Vietnam in HD

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    Really fantastic editing and storytelling. It's simplified, but it sort of has to be. Rather than focusing on everything we already know about 'Nam, this doc really gets into the specifics of individual battles with amazingly horrific footage (how they got all this stuff, I'll never know) interspersed with narration from guys who were there.

    I could've done without the B-list celebrity voice-overs, but otherwise I'm learning a lot about Vietnam and the details of the battles and the grizzliness of the entire affair.

  • The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2015

    Pretty straight forward biopic with everything you'd expect. Nice performances and some of the humanism we get to see from Dr. Hawking is pretty great - and truthfully, it was better than I thought it was going to be. Still not much really noteworthy or of interest here.

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  • Chicago 2002

    ★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2013 2

    This movie beat The Pianist? Fuck you.

  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★ Added 16

    Incredibly boring with unflattering characters and attempts at comedy that had me eye rolling ever bit as much as I was checking my watch. No stakes, no story, no intrigue. Just a series of set pieces that, for the most part, linger on nothing of interest.

    The character of Tin Tin himself is as bland as he appears. Wish I would've skipped this one.