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  • 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom 2012

    Watched 17 Sep, 2014


  • The November Man 2014

    ★★ Watched 11 Sep, 2014

    suitable action, standard plot, ordinary film.

  • Are You Here 2014

    Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    mundane dramedy

  • Ping Pong Playa 2007

    ½ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    aside from relying on asian stereotype humor this is derivative, generic sports comedy formulae

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★½ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    an ambitious film that is surprisingly generic.

    An Interesting idea that is done well. It's cool seeing Mason and his family grow. There was at least one reference to an earlier Linklater film which I totally appreciated, and there were several heavy dialogues which he is known for. However, this film didn't blow me away or amaze me. There was not enough unique quality to the narrative. Definitely not one of his strongest pieces.

    I enjoyed this film. It was fine.

  • Without a Clue 1988

    ★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Not an entirely great film, but it's a humorous idea with several laughs to be had.

  • Somewhere 2010

    ★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    mostly ineffective

  • Nightmares in Red, White and Blue 2009

    ½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    This documentary starts off okay but quickly runs through the history of horror films barely mentioning some of them while giving basic plot descriptions and its view of the genre. The whole film should have been more detailed and should have spent considerable more time analyzing the decades of horror films, and their influence not only on society and culture but also the genre itself, the medium itself, and psychology.

    They also did a fair amount of skipping around. They…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    I was really excited for this film...I enjoyed Rise and this film beat it in almost every category. I will say that I was disappointed by the human characters. They were very stock, bland characters and most of their dialogue was cheesy and clumsy. It may have been interesting to not show the humans hardly at all and maybe give them no lines (just a thought) we all know the main tension between the Humans and the Apes so they could have been more implicit and or artistic about their approach to the Humans....anyway aside from that I highly enjoyed it.

  • Wet Hot American Summer 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jul, 2014

    still the funniest film ever

  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2014

    David Wain goodness, but not greatness

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Cinematography was excellent. The sound design was superb. The narrative was dizzying, surreal, and engaging.

    For once I enjoyed Scarlett Johansson.