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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Oct, 2014

    I was extremely satisfied with this when I saw it in theaters and I'm glad to see that that's still the case. I love X-Men, X2 and First Class, but having rewatched all of them in the past few weeks, I admit that in this moment Days of Future Past is easily my favorite X-Men film to date, and it's also right up there with the best of superhero movies. Quite simply it is a joy to watch. There are so many highlights but if I were to pick one, James McAvoy kills it as young Xavier.

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    I have mixed feelings about this. This is a completely different beast than The Raid and tries to do something completely different. The action is still superb, but the plot is not as inventive or original as it tries to be. Plus, there's the fact that it's just too damn long.

    Maybe my expectations were too high since I really enjoyed the first one and heard good things about this. Not a bad sequel by any means, but I still prefer the first one. Maybe I'll like this better after the inevitable rewatch but for now it's just a good action film.

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2014 9

    A classic. One of the greatest westerns of all time. One of the coolest films ever made.

    The last thirty minutes are just out of this world...

  • Prisoners 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2014

    An excellent and intense thriller that reminded me a bit of David Fincher's work. The film took its time to suck me in, but when it did, I couldn't look away. Jackman and Gyllenhaal were impressive but to be fair, the whole cast did very well. The film also looked and sounded great, thanks to Roger Deakins' cinematography and Jóhan Jóhannsson's score.