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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Aug, 2014

    Expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, it’s exciting in itself to be introduced to a new set of superhero characters. We all love Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, but this was the perfect time to throw some new faces at us Marvel fans. With an outlaw cowboy space pirate, a green chick, a WWE wrestler, a racoon, and a tree, we couldn’t be happier.

    Not only is Guardians of The Galaxy the best summer blockbuster of 2014,…

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    I say this a lot, but dystopian literature and films are my favourite; when they are done right, that is. Snowpiercer is undeniably one of the best examples of how to work with the genre, and there’s a few people we have to thank for that. First off, Lob, Legrand and Rochette have obviously written a tremendous novel, as a film like this needs a strong source to work from; background, development, structure, and setting are all incredibly important when…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    Undoubtedly one of the best summer blockbusters of 2014, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a powerful sequel with the perfect balance of story, drama, tension, action, character development, and emotion.

    I’ve recently re-watched all of the original films and they are immensely enjoyable. It’s a classic franchise, but these new reboots bring so much more to the story, explaining how the apes conquered humanity in the beginning. There’s so much dedication and respect for the story and…

  • King Kong 1976

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2014

    Poor special effects and action, but it's certainly better than the recent remake. I'm still yet to see the original, however, as I slowly make my way backwards.

  • Inventing the Abbotts 1997

    ★★★ Watched 11 Aug, 2014

    I don't quite know what's with the poster used on Letterboxd for this film because that doesn't sum up this film at all. Instead, Inventing the Abbotts is a decent drama about family and love. It follows a generic story about the 'bad boys' in town fancying the rich, pretty girls in the big house, but the cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, and Billy Crudup, make it stand out above the rest.

  • Titan A.E. 2000

    ★★½ Watched 11 Aug, 2014 1

    If I had the chance to rename Earth, I would probably call it Bob, too.

    The animation style is nowhere near the quality we see today, but I imagine that back in its day it was quite a big deal. On the same kind of story lines of Treasure Planet and Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which were released within a few years of each other, Titan A.E. was the first animated space adventure, but it doesn't have the same qualities…

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2014

    One of my favourite Tim Burton films and Johnny Depp roles. It's a brilliant musical take on the original film, with horror, drama, romance, comedy, a lot of gore, and some excellent songs. Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are perfection in the lead and their chemistry is amazing together; I could watch many more films with them in the leads. Neither of them or the brilliant support including Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Sacha Baron Cohen, can sing overly well,…

  • The Godfather: Part II 1974

    ★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2014 11

    I have no shame in admitting that I do not enjoy The Godfather films in the slightest. Not a lot peaked my interest in that seemingly never ending 200 minutes, apart from how well shot some of the scenes were shot and some of the more dramatic moments, so I'll give Coppola that. But it was very rare that enough was happening in one moment, and as for the story itself, I felt like somebody needed to shake me awake…

  • Toy Story of Terror 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Aug, 2014

    Possibly my favourite of Pixar's feature-related shorts so far. The Toy Story shorts are always the best because they have the most likeable characters, but this short is particularly good. It's nice to see a snippet of where the story has gone after the third film, and for a short it is concise and original.

  • Black Pond 2011

    ★★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2014

    I loved the style of filming, but I really didn't care about these people or their story. It all felt too disengaging for me.

  • The American 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Aug, 2014

    A great thriller, and George Clooney is fantastic.

  • The Thomas Crown Affair 1999

    ★★★½ Rewatched 08 Aug, 2014

    I need to see the original but I enjoyed this remake. Entertaining and, at times, sexy, the opening scenes are brilliant and it's overall a very decent thriller.