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  • Blood Father

    Blood Father 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2016

    37 years after the first Mad Max, Mel Gibson once again gets to frighten a guy riding a motorcycle so much that he drives headfirst into a semi-truck.

    Please let this be the stepping stone which eventually leads to Shane Black getting to film his take for Lethal Weapon 5.

  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2016

    "Great acting but I'll tell you what's even better, and a lot of people are shocked when I say this: the camera angles."

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad 2016

    Watched 15 Aug, 2016

    The David Ayer who made End of Watch would beat up the David Ayer who made Suicide Squad.

  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2016

    "Dewey died three minutes after this performance."

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2016

    This movie deserves reevaluation.

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2016

    The world waited too long for a DeBarge joke in a Ghostbusters movie.

  • Club Dread

    Club Dread 2004

    ★★★½ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2016

    "From that point on Phil Coletti was forever known as Machete...Phil."

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan 2016

    ★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2016

    Tarzan's iconic yell is delivered offscreen and the audience is meant to laugh when Jane comically insinuates Christoph Waltz's character was molested by a priest when he was 9 years old.

    This truly is an old fashioned family adventure!

  • 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.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 20 May, 2016

    Contains one of the best cinematic depictions of Yoo-hoo.

  • Child 44

    Child 44 2015

    ★★½ Watched 08 May, 2016

    An ambitious misfire which attempts to blend a cynical cold war John le Carré thriller with a pulpy Thomas Harris serial killer hunt. It's obvious why the original novel seemed ripe for the big screen but even at 140 minutes, this adaptation feels heavily truncated and unfinished.