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  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    We've gone from explicitly stealing from ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 to explicitly stealing from THE WARRIORS, which I suppose is an improvement. DeMonaco still demonstrates only a cursory interest in the themes his film is purportedly about, which in the wake of SNOWPIERCER doesn't really cut it (that the two films share a major plot point only hammers home the unfavorable comparisons).

  • Chef 2014

    ★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    You remember that Christmas where you spent several hours explaining to your sixty-something mom how her new iPad worked which inevitably lead to a serious of endearingly oblivious questions (“Is this like texting? What’s Twitter? There’s swearing on YouTube?”) That, except instead of dear old mom it’s the director of IRON MAN.

    Also, Favs sure did take those COWBOYS & ALIENS reviews personally, didn’t he?

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  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Jul, 2014

    I only have one question:

    Do the school children have to walk through the rave every day to get to class?

  • Safety Not Guaranteed 2012

    ★½ Watched 29 Dec, 2012 2

    Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
    Colin Trevorrow
    C-

    The least imaginative time travel film ever or simply the least imaginative film ever? How people can get themselves worked up into a fit of righteous rage over something like BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (which for whatever its faults has a visual sensibility and a general interest beyond the contents of its own bellybutton) while giving this a pass is beyond me. Looks like ass, squanders the considerable charms of Aubrey Plaza…