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  • The Equalizer

    The Equalizer 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jun, 2015

    Congratulations to all involved for making what is perhaps the most pro-revenge movie ever made. Characters not only condone the brutal justice being dished out by Washington, they actively encourage it. As well they should.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Apr, 2015

    Interesting to rewatch after seeing Interstellar as it's obvious how influential this was on Nolan, especially since McConaughey's character was clearly based off this movie's portrayal of Chuck Yeager. Sam Shepard should probably be contacting his lawyers and trying to get some sort of royalty action going for having his performance stolen.

    It's also interesting to see that, even after a gazillion-dollar blockbuster like Interstellar, nothing in this movie looks dated. All of the flight sequences are still amazing.

    Also interesting how this inexplicably becomes a Jeff Goldblum/Harry Shearer buddy comedy for a 15-minute chunk which is the one thing everyone agreed that Interstellar lacked.

  • Runaway

    Runaway 1984

    ★½ Watched 01 Apr, 2015 5

    If you watch only one movie in which Tom Selleck battles Gene Simmons and his army of robot spiders this year, don't make it this one.

  • Get Hard

    Get Hard 2015

    Watched 29 Mar, 2015

    You'd be better off watching the "we bad" scene from Stir Crazy on a loop for 2 hours.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop 2014

    Watched 17 Feb, 2015

    It's a sin to use the RoboCop theme in a movie so dull and toothless.

  • Wild Card

    Wild Card 2015

    ★★★ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    Every 30 years the Heat script should be dug out of a drawer so a new cool actor can be offered the chance to give William Goldman's amazing "...and I lie a lot too" speech.

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jan, 2015

    "What gave me away?"
    "Everything. You're a weirdo."

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Michael Mann remakes Goldfinger as a brutal, paranoid thriller in which green text on a screen is as deadly as a sharpened screwdriver.