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  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★ Added

    This was even worse than the first one. This brought almost nothing new to the story and the movie ended just as it was starting to get mildly interesting. It seemed like a whole lot of filler that could have been cut out and then they could have actually told an entire story instead of the beginning of one.

  • Iron Man 3 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    I think I actually liked this one better than the two that preceded it. At times this film felt more like an action/espionage movie than a superhero flick. And that's what made it better. This was more like a comic book in the sense that it didn't make a big deal out of the superhero aspect of it (with the exception of the end), it just puts forth the story that just so happens to involve a superhero.
    Ben Kingsley was great in this too, you could tell he really had fun with this role.

  • Beautiful Boy 2010

    ★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    Michael Sheen and Maria Bello are amazing actors and both shine here, but there's not much to the film other than that. It sort of just felt like a toned down version of We Need To Talk About Kevin. I would recommend this only if you are a fan of the two lead actors.

  • Don Jon 2013

    ★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    I didn't think it was possible to make me un-attracted to Scarlett Johansson, but this film certainly did it. Both her and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's characters were absolutely despicable. I guess they acted a little too well because it made the movie unlikeable for me. I feel Gordon-Levitt did a decent job directing, but the movie could have done better with a different writer.

  • Desperately Seeking Susan 1985

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 Oct, 2014

    I hadn't seen this one in years. Madonna is actually a halfway decent actress in this, but I have a feeling that's because she's basically playing her own personality in the character. There are loads of character actors scattered throughout the film which makes it all the more enjoyable. It maintains an awesome 80's soundtrack throughout that really puts you in the mood of the film.
    It's a fun enough movie to kill a couple hours with and it never…

  • Con Air 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 11 Oct, 2014

    It's like the Expendables. But with bad guys. And on a plane.

  • Big Ass Spider! 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    I think the title says it all. This was a fun b-movie about a giant killer spider. You pretty much know what you're getting into with a film like this and it plays it full camp. Lombardo Boyar's Jose was easily my favorite character playing the sidekick to our hero. Clare Kramer was gorgeous as always. There's little story here, but that doesn't matter because when the US military isn't enough to take out the beast, they call on the exterminator to kick some big ass spider ass!

  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 2013

    ★★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2014

    This turned out a lot better than I thought it would. It was still a bit annoying when they blurred the lines between the scripted and reality segments. All in all though it was good for some mindless laughs but I'll probably never watch it again.

  • The Den 2013

    ★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2014

    This was an enjoyable enough horror/thriller. The webcam type visuals weren't nearly as annoying as I thought they'd be. But ultimately there was too little of a point to all this and the "moral of the story" came too late.

  • Proxy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2014 1

    If you love batshit insane women, this is definitely the film for you.

  • Kill Theory 2008

    Watched 01 Oct, 2014

    Shit writing
    Shit acting
    Shit kills
    Shit movie

    I only watched this for Agnes Bruckner and while she was the only one who didn't disappoint, it still wasn't enough to save this film.

  • Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Sep, 2014 2

    I hadn't seen this in a few years so I thought it was due for a rewatch. I've been watching That 70s Show on Netflix and it just wasn't enough to sate my need for more Mila Kunis. This was just as amazing as the first time I saw it. Arnofsky's style helped to blur the lines between reality and insanity. This is the only film of his that I actually enjoyed, but his ambiguous storytelling really works with this story. Natalie Portman gave her all in her role and it shows.