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  • Warrior: The Ultimate Legend

    ★★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2014

    Remarkable that they put together quite a decent and fair documentary within only a few days after his death.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Apr, 2014

    The expected increase of enjoyment you normally get from a Coen film + listening to the soundtrack countless times before this first rewatch = a hard 5

  • Bad Words 2014

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    Bad Words follows just about every beat you expect it to, a hybrid of The Ringer and Bad Santa I guess, but lacking the casting of well... either of them actually. This is Bateman's directorial debut but he has cast himself in a role he just doesn't fit, never feeling authentic until its end, which means that the (not bad not great but) decent dialogue never really pops, and its blatant offensiveness comes across as very try-hard rather than effectively…

  • The Way of the Gun 2000

    ★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    Appreciate the 90s aesthetic, and nothing in particular is exactly baaad... but the only character that pops is Sarah Silverman's and she's gone after 2 minutes, leaving us with a lot of middle of the road action and dialogue on top of a plot that could have been the backbone of a stronger film.

  • Lakeview Terrace 2008

    ★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Ridiculous in that way that will leave some frustrated and yelling at the characters on screen to just move away, and will leave others smiling at its nerve. I fall more to the latter.

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 14 Apr, 2014

    I never expected this to even come close to living up to the original. It's still a bit sad it doesn't anyways.

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    When I saw the trailer
    I thought that it looked cruddy, cruddy
    But there's more here to chew on
    than just CGI floody, floody
    Grey shades of God (clap), not just arky malarkey
    Rock Transformers were adored.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    Jodo is charismatic, charming, and funny.

    But if you don't particularly care about Jodo's work (I don't), or don't care about Dune... you can probably skip this. I can't say in any way that Jodo sold me a ticket to his unfinished film. The individual stories behind them are fine, but as someone who has forgotten most of Dune, a lot was lost on me.

    Which makes a lot of this film kind of boring, and leaving me feeling like…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014 8

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Divergent 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    I was dragged to this... in the sense that I wouldn't have seen it if the lady was not looking forward to it, not that I went kicking and screaming. But definitely had low expectations given I didn't at all care for the trailer.

    But that's all the guarded talk I'll say about it, as I notice a number of reviews, especially mildly positive ones, are kind of non-reviewing it, perhaps as a defense mechanism from "You saw Divergent? Pffft."…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★½ Rewatched 29 Mar, 2014 3

    Didn't expect to rewatch this so soon given my initial disappointment. Perhaps it was still too soon with recent arguments and discussions still lingering, but at any rate as expected I liked some things more this time, while other flaws just seemed all the more clear.

    I made a number of nitpicks last time but at the very core I just don't find this outing as funny as a lot of people do, and I especially don't find the Zero/Gustave…

  • Quick Change 1990

    ★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    If only the whole movie had been the bank robbery. Starting with so much promise, once it leaves the building this Murray vehicle, which I had waited nearly 25 years to finally see, is a big letdown, just plain falling flat comedically and dramatically as soon as the "escape the city" plot takes focus.

    The lack of real character or laughs is especially blunt with so little soundtrack to move things forward. Everything just hangs there to the point it feels unfinished.