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  • The Purge: Anarchy

    The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    A noticeable improvement over the 1-star original, the 2-star Purge: Anarchy really leaves the viewer with the feeling that this series could finally live up to its premise in 8 or 9 sequels.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2015

    I'm fascinated by Topher Grace's character in this movie who appears out of nowhere over halfway through, is never given a name or any real purpose to the plot and yet still tags along for some key scenes for no apparent reason. It's the most surreal thing in a movie filled with time and interdimensional travel.

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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.