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  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2015 11

    This is a worthy sequel to the first Magic Mike. It's silly, and fun, and knows exactly what it is, and what its audience wants. It is very welcome to have a road trip movie released in a movie season dominated by big blockbusters, and I think the only thing that is a knock against this film is its runtime, which would have benefited from being a tight hour and a half. Aside from that though, it is a fun ride with lots of interesting locations, and inventive dance numbers.

  • Atlas Shrugged Part I

    Atlas Shrugged Part I 2011

    ½ Watched 04 Jul, 2015 9

    I feel like this "film" has completely destroyed my comprehension of time. This was quite honestly the longest hour and a half of my life. I thought for sure like three hours had past, but then the run time of the film got checked, and to my horror, the film was much shorter than I believed it to be. There is nothing redeeming about Atlas Shrugged, not a single thing. The story is so boring, the characters are boring, and…

  • Magic Mike

    Magic Mike 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jul, 2015

    This flick feels like a film that people will be watching thirty years from now, and those future people will be like "this film is very of its time, but it doesn't feel dated at all".

  • Skin Trade

    Skin Trade 2014

    ½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    I hate my life.

  • Chappie

    Chappie 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jul, 2015

    Hippo is tied with Immortan Joe for best villain of the year.

  • River

    River 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jul, 2015

    There isn't a travel/adventure show out there that even comes close to being as entertaining and engaging as this documentary is. If Netflix was smart, they would have the Ross Brothers doing a travel series for them.

  • Wyatt Earp

    Wyatt Earp 1994

    ½ Watched 01 Jul, 2015 5

    Sometimes a star rating is more about sending a message than anything else. In this case, the message I want you to receive is that this movie should be avoided at all cost. A P.S. to that message is that Costner is absolutely brutal in this movie, and since it has an excruciating runtime of three hours and ten minutes long, Wyatt Earp is disgusting to me.

  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer 1968

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 01 Jul, 2015

    This is a very strange film, but its critique on the American dream is completely on point, and hits like a freight train by the end. I have thought about this film a lot since I first saw it, and I am very glad that Grindhouse Releasing put so much love into the Blu.

  • The Gambler

    The Gambler 2014

    ★★★ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    I didn't hate this, but it's so over written and over directed that it is hard to feel any admiration for the film.

  • Your Highness

    Your Highness 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 01 Jul, 2015 3

    Time to bump this up a half star. It works as much as a modern Krull style fantasy film, as it does a modern comedy.

  • The Drop

    The Drop 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jun, 2015 4

    Of the films made out of Dennis Lehane's work, this may be the one that I think is the best. I haven't read even a single word of his stuff, but I am very familiar with the flicks Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island. The Drop is the smallest and quietest of the four films, and I think that is why it is the one I enjoy the most.

  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour 2002

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jun, 2015

    Pretty much perfect