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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★ Watched 14 May, 2015

    "You start with something pure. Something exciting. Then come the mistakes, the compromises. We create our own demons."

    That was Tony Stark's takeaway from the end of Iron Man 3. So why does he immediately trust a suspicious AI he found in the lair of the nazi-like bad guys to execute his pure, exciting plan without compromise?

    Everything felt off about this. Characters make decisions which seem contradictory to past behaviour. Attempts at humour fall flat, with the juxtaposition of…

  • Mad Max

    Mad Max 1979

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 May, 2015 2

    Much like how Star Wars had the subtitle A New Hope added to it in later years, I'm starting a petition to have the title of this slightly changed to Mad Max: Licorice Road.

    Best moment by far is when Max is introduced to the Interceptor and the camera zooms in on the supercharger as if it were batting its eyelashes at him.

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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    Watched 15 Nov, 2012 4

    INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT

    DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.

    RICK
    This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.

    Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2013

    Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.

    Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.