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  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II 2000

    Rewatched 30 Jul, 2015

    Has the misfortune of being released during the absolute worst era for action films. However, this wouldn't be much of a problem if the film actually felt like it belonged to the series rather than a leftover script they tacked the name onto. Even looking at this as a John Woo movie it's more noteworthy as a footnote of his Hollywood career rather than something that might be worth studying stylistically. At times it feels like a parody of itself.…

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible 1996

    Rewatched 29 Jul, 2015

    The first image of this franchise is of a man watching a television, and on the screen is a standard wide shot you'd see in just about any old television show. It's not until the TV camera zooms in that we realize we're watching something that's actually happening just in the other room.

    If there's one thing that has kept the Mission: Impossible series going, it's Cruise's commitment to hiring intelligent auteurs with styles of their own. Mission: Impossible is…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Watched 19 Dec, 2013 29

    Fucking Benihana.

    Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:

    -Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.

    -This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.

    -"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"

    -"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."

    -Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.

    -It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…

  • 2012

    2012 2009

    Added 10

    So now this film's existence is awkward.