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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 May, 2016

    Apocalypse Prep #2

    While the rumor mill spreads that Apocalypse is 'underwhelming' and 'one of the worst X Men movies to date,' I figured I would make it harder on myself to enjoy it by watching one of the best X Men movies to date (despite its continuity errors).

  • Iron Angels

    Iron Angels 1987

    ★★★½ Watched 26 May, 2016

    It's like a mid 80s Hong Kong version of Mission: Impossible except for outrageous stunts there's...more outrageous stunts? Iron Angels is a blast. Although the film tends to be more of surface level piece of cinema with its bits of silly humor, relentless pace, and overly complicated plotting, it makes up for its popcorn flick approach with charm and tons of amazing action sequences. Truly, if you're an action fan, this film is worth watching simply for the Moon Lee/Yukari Ôshima duel at the end which is shockingly brutal and filled with stunning stunt work.

    I'm stoked to watch the sequel.

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  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 01 May, 2016 3

    Green Room is an impressively executed horror thriller worthy of fans of the darker genres. It’s brutal in its intensity and violence, but sparks enough of a smart writing style to give the film a strong artful embrace that lifts it above just being another modern grindhouse film. There are moments when it strikes a great balance between being smart, slick, and vicious that harkens back to the French extreme cinema movement just a decade or so ago. It’s just…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Since Pixar decided to completely abandon creativity with their last two films, I was skeptical about Inside Out. However, this is easily one of my favorites that the studio has released and one of their most ambitious, unique, and creative films of their highly regarded catalog. It's both outrageously fun and horrendously sad (a key component to the theme of the film). I'm glad to see the studio producing films like this again. It comes highly recommended.