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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2015 1

    I enjoyed this way more than I expected, especially considering how much I disliked X-Men: First Class. I really appreciated the film's inventiveness, particularly in the depiction of Blink's and Quicksilver's powers, even though some of the effects were less than special and the story dragged a bit here and there. Overall, it's not a "great" movie, but it's a definite improvement over the last installment. If nothing else, it rekindled my interest in a franchise I had pretty much written off entirely (kinda loved the post-credits sequence).

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jan, 2015

    This is even better the second time around, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment.

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  • The House of the Devil 2009

    ★★½ Watched 31 Oct, 2014

    Part of me wants to complain that they forgot to have stuff happen in this movie, but then I think back to the actual horror films of the 70s and 80s and remember how languidly paced most of them were. Overall, I think West does a great job of building tension throughout, but at the same time I feel like far too much of the running time is devoted to that. The movie could have easily been 15 minutes shorter,…

  • A Talking Cat!?! 2013

    ★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2014

    This is one of those cases where the star rating is indicative of the film's quality, but tells you nothing about the sheer entertainment value of the whole thing. In that case, the star rating would be at least a four and a half.