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  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    I guess watching nothing but horror movies leaves me vulnerable to Disney schmaltz.

  • The Shining

    The Shining 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015

    Good points: Weber's Jack is a hell of a lot more sympathetic than Nicholson's. De Mornay was quite good as Wendy. Van Peebles was excellent as Hallorann. As for the rest of the cast, if I can't say anything nice, I'll keep my mouth shut.

    It was satisfying, as a fan of the book, to see the story fleshed out. Kubrick's Shining is a masterpiece, but this has a storyteller's touch. Although it lacks memorable shots and lines, it feels…

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  • My Soul to Take

    My Soul to Take 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Oct, 2014 7

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I only watched it for Raúl Esparza, who (imho) didn't get anywhere near enough screen time. Having been seduced by his portrayal of Frederick Chilton on NBC's Hannibal, a role rich with an undercurrent of pathetic goofiness, I found it difficult to take him seriously. I suspect this isn't a movie I could have enjoyed with wholehearted solemnity.

    The high school politics frankly annoyed me. Could've done with more killing and less... well, everything else. On the other hand, Max…

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Oct, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've watched this film every Halloween for ten years. But I've probably seen it closer to 20 times, give or take.

    This viewing was strange for me. Ten years ago, I was Regan's age. Ten years ago, Regan and I were equals. After all this time, she has finally become a child to me, which made her actions even more shocking.

    Though I knew what foul thing she would spew next, vulgarities I've all but memorised from years of being…