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  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Aug, 2015 7

    1. The theatre I saw this at projected it beautifully.

    2. The trio of Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman, and Joel Edgerton deliver great performances.

    3. Love the focus on architecture, and the bringing to our attention the windows and doors in almost every location.

    4. It's nice to go into a flick, and just be taken on a ride to a destination unknown.

  • Staten Island Summer

    Staten Island Summer 2015

    ★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2015

    Basically a junk version of Adventureland.

  • Rififi

    Rififi 1955

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2015 4

    I only bumped half a star off, because I felt the heist could have been longer. It seems to me that the heist sequence must have been an influence on the prison break flick Le trou, which came out five years after this. Le trou is like the heist bit, extended out for way longer.

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Aug, 2015 8

    So what's the court of public opinion's thoughts on John Hughes films? I feel like if he was rising to fame in 2015, he would be crucified.

  • Broken Arrow

    Broken Arrow 1996

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Aug, 2015 2

    "Ain't it cool"

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club 1985

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 10 Aug, 2015 17

    So I had this Blu in a stack of some other Blu-rays on the passenger seat of my car, and I took a turn Tokyo Drift style, resulting in the Dr. Pepper that I had in the cup holder spilling all over said stack of Blus. My copy of Young Ones got proper soaked, and open arriving at my destination, I assessed the damage, and to my dismay, the bottom edge of the cover got stained hard. I left the…

  • Reign of Fire

    Reign of Fire 2002

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Aug, 2015 2

    I really doubt this movie would get made today. I miss B-Movie CB and MM.

  • Wet Hot American Summer

    Wet Hot American Summer 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Aug, 2015 2

    Just prepping for round two with First Day of Camp.

  • All the Real Girls

    All the Real Girls 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Aug, 2015 4

    "I used to be the richest man in the world. Now I'm sitting here looking out at this day, happier than I've ever been, with next to nothing".

    The surest way of knowing if someone is accomplished in their field is to see what other people in their given field think of them. In this case, I give you Roger Ebert's review of All the Real Girls. The review heaps mountains of praise on Green, and Ebert's admiration for DGG's…

  • Akira

    Akira 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2015 4

    Y'all missed out on my Akira dance to the end credits music.

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Aug, 2015 7

    After the bombastic action movie that is Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation slows things down a bit, and chooses to focus more on espionage. The result is a film that feels very much like a Christopher McQuarrie film, which is good, but I can't help feeling a little disappointed that there aren't any action set pieces that get me as excited as the ones in Ghost Protocol, which is kind of a let down. Overall though, I think that the film is a lot of fun.

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck 2015

    ★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2015 4

    One issue that I have with all of Judd Apatow's films (aside from Knocked Up and Funny People) is that they lack narrative flow. Things just kind of happen, and there isn't much logic behind why certain scenes follow other scenes. The result is a feeling of watching an unfinished film, and I feel this way towards Trainwreck to. Things just kind of happen in the movie, and then it is over. All the cameos just feel like skits within…