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  • 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.

  • Frank

    Frank 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    The 2 minutes we hear of the Soronprfbs' album genuinely sounds better than most real albums in their entirety.

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West

    A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014

    ½ Watched 07 Jan, 2015

    Let me now begin my 400,000-word dissertation on why Dumb & Dumber To rules and A Million Ways to Die in the West drools.

    16th century philosopher Desiderius Erasmus once said of poop jokes that...

  • Dumb and Dumber To

    Dumb and Dumber To 2014

    ★★★½ Rewatched 03 Jan, 2015

    I enjoy this movie a great deal.

  • Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

    Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay 2012

    ★★ Watched 26 Dec, 2014

    Dull documentary which just makes you wish you were watching one of the David Mamet-directed magic specials they keep cutting to every few minutes.

    I also want to take this opportunity to scold the Bond producers for casting Ricky as a henchman in Tomorrow Never Dies and not having him throw a single playing card at James Bond. What a missed opportunity.