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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2015

    Quentin Tarantino has often talked of the type of movies that inspired him to become a filmmaker. His obsession with martial arts films, spaghetti Westerns, and blood soaked videos that he would watch when he worked in a video store have certainly influenced his output. Kill Bill was originally intended to be one film but its extensive running time saw it divided into two volumes. A monumental achievement, this martial arts/revenge film features all of Tarantino's trademark visuals and blood-curdling…

  • Die Hard 2 1990

    ★★★½ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2015

    Renny Harlin isn't everyone's favorite director. He has more excrement in his CV than an Afghan prison toilet. He did however get his hands on John McTiernan's Die Hard franchise with this, the second film featuring Bruce Willis's cop John McClane. While not a patch on the original, it did drop Willis's character into yet another Christmas set terrorist situation.
    Harlin's style is big and brash. He's mirrors Michael Bay's explosive action histrionics, but every now and again it works.…

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  • Skyline 2010

    ½ Rewatched 09 Mar, 2013 16

    My wife likes this. I'm considering a divorce.

  • Donnie Darko 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Sep, 2013 31

    When it's your birthday you get your favorite supper, your favorite tipple, birthday sex and the pick of what to watch on the television. For me it was a lovely birthday and of course the movie of choice was my all time favorite "Donnie Darko".
    I saw this for the first time back in 2002 and couldn't get it out of my head for weeks. It had an unusual effect on me. I've seen thousands of films, but rarely has…