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  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Oct, 2016

    Shin Godzilla was a great film and interesting starting point for Toho's return to the series, but it unfortunately focuses less on being a Godzilla movie and more on critiquing Japanese bureaucracy.

    First off, it was absolutely fascinating to get a look of how convoluted the inner workings of Japanese politics is and seeing how much red tape there is to make a simple decision. The scene where they have to convene a meeting to discuss what to talk about…

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016

    ★★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2016

    If you went into this not knowing Popstar was made by the same trio responsible for The Lonely Island then you'll know it when you leave. They do a lot of really funny, even clever at times, jabs at popstars and the people who orbit them but the movie never really goes all the way with its joke and sort of meanders on certain plot points or gags for longer than they should. This film feels very much like one…

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  • ThanksKilling 3

    ThanksKilling 3 2012

    ½ Rewatched 07 May, 2013

    $100,000.

    $100,000 was the budget for this film that was financed through Kickstarter and what I want to know is where all that money went. Not only is this abomination of a film easily one of the most unwatchable pieces of shit I've ever had the displeasure of seeing, but I get the feeling the director spent *maybe* $5000 of the money he was given and fucked off with the rest. Part of the charm of Thankskilling was how you…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2015

    Intense is the word that instantly comes to mind when thinking of Whiplash. Despite having a simple as hell premise there were so many moments where I found myself holding my breath without realizing it and this was mainly due to the incredible performance delivered by J.K. Simmons. Miles Teller was good but Simmons fucking owned this movie by giving us this intense animalistic character who terrifies the hell out of you.

    I've seen people criticize the underdeveloped side characters…