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  • Dark Places

    Dark Places 2015

    ★½ Watched 18 Aug, 2015

    In defense of writer/director Gilles Paquet-Brenner, it must take a lot of effort to adapt a dark, twisted Gillian Flynn novel with a big-name cast and somehow end up with something so inept and innocuous that it often feels like a Lifetime movie.

  • Evan Almighty

    Evan Almighty 2007

    ½ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2015

    THIS COST $175 MILLION TO MAKE.

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★½ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2015 1

    "I'll write it, but only if you promise me you'll let Limp Bizkit do a scorching hot version of the theme tune."
    - Robert Towne

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible 1996

    ★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2015

    Ethan you fool, you had to search for Max.org, not Max.com!!

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014

    ★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2015

    I hope Miguel Arteta got paid lots of money for this.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2015

    You can fire Edgar Wright. You can shoehorn in awful connections to the Marvel universe. But you can't silence Michael Peña's genius.

  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

    Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau 2014

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jul, 2015

    "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"
    - David Thewlis when asked to recount his experience filming the Island of Dr. Monreau

  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★ Watched 07 Jul, 2015

    I'm sending Michael Biehn back in time to early-00s Australia to stop Jai Courtney from becoming an actor.

  • Hannibal

    Hannibal 2001

    ★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2015

    "I have immunity from the Justice Department, and I have immunity from the Risen Jesus. And nobody beats the Riz!"

  • 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.