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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Nov, 2014

    I know this is controversial, but I'm just going to say it: J.K. Simmons's forehead wrinkles wouldn't be able to act their way out of a paper bag. They're just terrible. Worst acting ever!

    *suddenly notices J.K. staring at him*

    Uhhh...

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    *uncomfortably long period of silence as J.K. Simmons's forehead continues to stare at him*

    Wait, whaaat? I didn't say anything. Did you say something? Or... *giggles irrationally*... did your forehead say anything?

    *begins…

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    Ehh, coulda used more explosions.

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  • Hook 1991

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Mar, 2012 6

    One of those rare cinematic curiosities where you can tell instantly how old someone was when they first saw the film based upon their reaction to it today.

    It goes like this: almost without exception, those who first saw Hook as an adult will—by virtue of being a horrible grown-up—completely and utterly loathe the film, while detesting everything it represents about cinema today. They will deride Hook as bloated and indulgent; treacly Spielbergian sentimentality run amuck; and, worst of all—*gasp*—utter,…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2013 5

    Ah, summer... *BUILDING SMASH*

    There's noth-*COLLAPSING TOWER*-ing like the *CAR HURLING TOWARD US* good old *ENTIRE SKYSCRAPER FLOOR WIPED OUT* Hollywood *BAD GUYS DECIMATES 7-ELEVEN* summer *MASSIVE GAS-FUELED FIRE ERUPTION* blockbuster *EXPLOSION* treatment *EVEN BIGGER EXPLOSION* to make you apprec-*FALLING BUILDING WAY TOO CLOSE TO OUR HERO'S GIRLFRIEND FOR COMFORT*-iate a fant-*FIREBALL*-astic *CAR SMASH* story *EXPLOSION* like *MINI-EXPLOSION* Super-*HERO SAVES INNOCENT BYSTANDER JUST IN TIME*-man. It's great, *HERO THROWN THROUGH THREE BUILDINGS* isn't it?

    *FIERY EXPLOSION* *FLAMING INFERO* *BIG CHUNKS…