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  • Raging Bull 1980

    ★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

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

  • Singin' in the Rain 1952

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2014

    The grand daddy of musicals! You can def see echoes of it in The Artist.

    I love Debbie Reynolds in this. And you know who's underrated here? Donald O Connor and Jean Hagen. Also I love the "director" in the microphone scene.

    Ah, let's face it, I love everyone in this. Top cast.

    And the dancing!

    I still have no idea what the heck is going on in the Broadway Melody bit though...or how they got the sexy green dress dance past the censors. Blimey.

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  • Oblivion 2013

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2013

    "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

    I wanted to be so much more impressed by and engaged with this film than I was. Honestly, rather than gasping at the supposed twists, I was gasping at the sudden and unexpected appearance of Jaime Lannister. That and the blatant Matrix plagiarising. Though the HAL-esque drones were good.

    Also, the ending...WHUT.

  • The Fault in Our Stars 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    A reasonable adaptation of the book with some great performances from Isaac AKA Nat Wolff (tragically underused though) and the dad AKA Sam Trammell, the latter bringing me the closest I got to tears in the whole film. Maybe I was all cried out from watching The Green Mile?

    Anyway, it's well-done, but it didn't blow me away. Also I thought Augustus was cockier here, but maybe I bleeped over that in the book.

    Shailene Woodley continues to impress, particularly with her ability to have a proper cry on demand.