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  • Ted

    Ted 2012

    ★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2012

    This film actually had potential to be fun in a whimsy way - but got in it's own way far too often.

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    A very good film, the dialogue felt like it was trying too hard to be profound and intellectual. Maybe it worked, I'm still not sure. But a very, very good film.

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion 2013

    ★★★ Watched 09 Jan, 2014

    If they grounded this film in reality a little more it could have been a lot better. Instead opted for the big-budget shoot em up action.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2012

    Had more humor than the previous MI movies, but just because it had some slow scenes where there wasn't any action and it had a somewhat-"name director" doesn't make this a great film.

    Better than the previous three, yep. Worth a watch, not really.

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    This is a perfect film.

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2013

    Very entertaining look at a dystopian world.

  • Super 8

    Super 8 2011

    ★★½ Added

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Elle Fanning was great I thought. Other than that, I just didn't care. I didn't care for the monster - I didn't feel there was any real connection between the kid and the monster. You always knew the day was going to be saved and our main characters may be a little better off for the experience.

    We never saw the monster and had any meaningful experiences with the monster. There was no way I was going to feel anything…

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2012

    I'm a sucker for sports movies, so there were definitely points where I wanted to get up out of my seat and cheer.

    Brad Pitt with another great performance in this one and Jonah Hill with a very good performance too.

    The story is well told, the film is shot well and the music and sound creates an exciting atmosphere.

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    The greatest modern comedy. The writing is superb, the cast is stellar and the atmosphere is developed so well. You either buy in or you don't and this film is one I could watch anywhere, anytime. Simply brillant.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect 2012

    ★★★ Watched 13 Dec, 2013 1

    Very comfortable in it's own skin. Does its tweeny-pop genre well. Good on them. Also, I have a crush on Anna Kendrick

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild 2007


    Self-indulgent crap.

    Ugh, my parents don't love eachother...I need to go find myself. Get fucked.

  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker 2008

    ★★½ Added 1

    I can see why America would love this film. It glorifies war, and this man learns no lesson - he learns that he loves war even more so than his family and has been at war for so long that he can't live outside that environment.

    Maybe I missed the point, but I just didn't feel this flick. There was no suspense for me - he was always going to be a hero that didn't die. He's a hero, that despite his reckless ways, will save the day - I get it.