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  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 2010

    Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    What an unabashedly ridiculous film - and I love that. From the opening whimsical narration reminiscent of Amelie to the matter-of-fact way a scientist just wakes up a baby pterodactyl from a museum, to the hilarious sequence of costumed prison break attempts, to the C-3PO-esque revived mummy, not to mention Adele's own take-no-prisoners attitude, I enjoyed pretty much all of this with a silly grin on my face.

    I'd like to read the comic, too.

  • Gimme Shelter 1970

    Watched 14 Jun, 2014

    I actually didn't know much about the Altamont Free Concert, other than it got kinda nuts (but no specifics), so I came to this documentary with probably a lot less prior knowledge than most people. I enjoy the Rolling Stones, but I wouldn't consider myself a fan or in any way knowledgable about them - I could probably only name one hand's worth of their songs. So I came to this and chose it as a Blind Spot option almost…

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  • 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 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.