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  • The Interview 2014

    ★★½ Watched 24 Dec, 2014

    The Sony cyberhack and all the drama about the movie's release are most certainly the most memorable things about "The Interview". Man, I really wanted this to be this year's "This is the End"…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    The worst film in a mediocre fantasy trilogy. At this point I'm just glad that it's over.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★½ Watched 24 Nov, 2014

    More like "Meh-kingjay"…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2014

    My most anticipated movie of 2014 ended up being the hugest cinematic disappointment of the year. A big, bold sci-fi adventure that ultimately fails in almost every aspect.

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance of his career thus far. Lou Bloom is the Patrick Bateman of this decade.

  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    This film had pretty much everything I want out of a Disney movie and out of a superhero origin story but man, what's with that god-awful Fall Out Boy Song?!?

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    Reminded me a lot of those gritty Asian revenge flicks which should be a pretty good indicator of the movie's quality. Definitley one of the best action films to come out of the US in the last 15 (yup, that's fifteen) years!

  • Men, Women & Children 2014

    ★½ Watched 23 Dec, 2014

    Such a good trailer, such a poor movie.

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    The on-screen resurrection of Michael Keaton's career and a unique cinematic experience unlike anything I have ever seen. One of my Top 3 movies of 2014!

  • Stretch 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    "Stretch" felt like on of those mid-nineties movies in the wake of "Pulp Fiction" (it even features a briefcase!) that you'd pick up randomly at the video store and end up having a much better time watching it than expected. Certainly not a cult-classic but a whole lot of fun and weirdness.

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    It's hard enough for a movie to capture my attention for two and a half hours these days. David Fincher's "Gone Girl" not only easily manages to do so but also kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, trying to figure out the mystery and wondering what's going to happen next. That's pretty much everything I want out of a gripping and clever thriller so I'd say: mission accomplished!

  • The Guest 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    I might have to re-watch this one because even though I wanted to love "The Guest", I didn't find it to be much more than a pretty generic over-the-top action thriller with a nice throwback vibe and an admittedly superb soundtrack.