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  • Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer 2001

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Jul, 2015

    Well, that was superfun.

    Flickchart ranking: 813 out of 3512 (77%).

  • The Woman on the Beach

    The Woman on the Beach 1947

    ★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    What's that? You wanted some extra misogyny, angel/whore symbolism, and inexplicable endings in your noir? Well, apparently we just needed one of the most acclaimed French filmmakers of all time to come give that to you.

    Yeah, I didn't really get the appeal of this one. It does have some good setpieces - the abandoned boat wreck where Bennett randomly hangs out is pretty cool. And Robert Ryan and Joan Bennett are quite worth watching, but they suffer so heroically…

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  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 2010

    ★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2012 2

    I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.

    The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…

  • The Raid

    The Raid 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2012 1

    For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.