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  • Legend

    Legend 2015

    ★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2016

    Slick and entertaining but it's surprising that someone as accomplished as Brian Helgeland could make such an unstructured, shapeless mess of a movie. A series of vignettes with no discernible throughlne to it all.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2016

    Bryan Singer amps up the series' insanity from 10 to 10,000 and depicts Auschwitz being mashed up into a double rainbow of debris and an ancient blue demigod decapitating people with gusts of sand.

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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.