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  • Splinter 2008

    ★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    Oh, this was scary. Not. A couple picks up two hitch-hikers in the woods and then runs over something with their car, making a tyre go flat. The tyre is full of splinters of some sort, and after a short while it turns out that the splinters actually are an organism on their own. They infest and convert their hosts into something like a giant porcupine. A giant lightning-fast porcupine, I must add.

    In fact it's so fast that the…

  • The Monuments Men 2014

    ★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    What an exceptionally poor film. It's hard to fathom, really, that one with this cast and crew were unable to produce anything better than this. I am writing this while the movie is still playing out before me, irritated as I am over actually having rented it, I had to do something useful.

    I am checking the Like button, so that I can uncheck it just after posting.

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  • Flight 2012

    Watched 27 Jan, 2013 31

    I mentioned earlier how much I dislike soundtracks used like this.

    But this is really much, much worse. Actually, I'm quite angry. Because, this film is o v e r l o a d e d with Christian symbolism. This is nothing but a PR video.

    Sorry if I'm spoiling anything, but it's not about the Flight, it's about the Fall. The plane barely avoids crashing into a prayer meeting, for crying out loud! But nobody on the ground is…

  • Full Metal Jacket 1987

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Apr, 2012 14

    This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
    The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…