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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 Feb, 2015

    Minus a bajillion points for the stupid, borderline misogynistic princess trope. And to think the film was doing so well until then...

  • The Interview 2014

    ★★½ Watched 19 Feb, 2015

    I was gonna say that, clearly, North Korea doesn't have a sense of humor — but apparently the filmmakers of The Interview didn't while making the movie, either.

    Sorry guys: I love you, but this was just... not that good. (But don't worry — you'll get those laughs next time; just stay positive. Oh, and maybe not so many poop jokes?)

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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, 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*—totally made-up,…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★½ 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…