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  • Project Almanac

    Project Almanac 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Feb, 2015

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film is a prime example of "fridge logic"--it had enough brilliance to make an enjoyable watch, but enough sloppiness that you're left wondering how it could have been made better.

    Even though there are plenty of classic time travel tropes in this film, it's still a good, rowdy adventure with some excellent tension. A highlight of this film is the "found footage/handicam" cinematography technique, which the film uses to the fullest in tying the cinematography directly to the story,…

  • Into the Storm

    Into the Storm 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2015

    This film left me with mixed feelings for one big reason: The trailer made the movie sound like "Day After Tomorrow," but the actual film ended up being more like "Twister."

    The trailer was very apocalyptic/doomsday in presentation, but the actual film was more about smalltown storm chasers than anything else. Yes, we worked up to a superstorm, but in a sense it didn't feel nearly as big as the trailer promised. It didn't necessarily make for an inferior film--there's…

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  • Atlantis: Milo's Return

    Atlantis: Milo's Return 2003

    Watched 30 Jul, 2014 1

    The majority of this film had me going "What in the world?"

    Disney must have been hoping for a TV series spin-off, because this movie is clearly 3 TV episodes cobbled together with a loose overarcing theme. Basically the "plot" is Milo, Kida, and crew going above ground to solve 3 mysteries relating to the supernatural. Considering Atlantis is a legend itself, this fantastic theme is fitting, but the plots are so incredibly made-up and ill-explained that the result is…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005

    ★★★★ Watched 20 May, 2012 6

    I already knew this was my favorite Star Wars episode... even though I didn't get around to seeing it in its entirety until today. ;) I really like Anakin's storyline as a whole; he's the redeeming factor of the prequels... if not the entire series... and the end of Ep. III is the pinnacle. Great finale. Like all SW films, there it has the usual problems of slow pacing and corny dialog, but overall this one isn't too bad. The romance or immodesty isn't unbearable either. Fun stuff, if you like "emo dude" (as a family member calls Anakin).