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  • Day of the Dead 1985

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Oct, 2014

    To be honest, this is my favorite Romero Dead film. It's brutal and thoughtful at the same time and I loved the addition of Bub as a subtext to the changing foundations of how the characters should view the mindless menace.

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Oct, 2014

    John Wick is handedly my favorite action film of the year. Stylish visuals ala neo noir with neon colors and deep blacks, a classic Charles Bronson-esque stripped to basics plot, and action sequences that harken back to to classic John Woo 'bullet ballet' mixed with some inspired grappling choreography. It also might be one of the most violent movies of the year. The body count is astounding. It's damn near Russian mob genocide onscreen. Oh and its a buffet of some of my favorite actors like John Leguizamo, Willem Dafoe, and Ian McShane. ‪#‎HeKillsTheBoogeyman‬

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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    If you thought The Avengers had great banter and chemistry, then Guardians of the Galaxy will make you pee yourself a little. James Gunn goes epic with his space opera in the film, but his roots in genre filmmaking (horror, dark comedy) still freely float through the film. Truthfully, the only thing that was weak was the villain (again). Marvel needs to move away from stoic villains. Otherwise, this film was impressively executed.

    I also think that James Gunn should remake The Ice Pirates. That's my big take away from this film.