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  • The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    The trailer for this film had me completely hooked, despite my general lack of interest in biopics, but I have to say I was let down. The film takes the story of one of the greatest minds that ever lived and reduces it to little more than a cliched romance.

    It only briefly skims the surface on his career and barely even acknowledges his children and I understand the approach to the film is about the relationship between Hawking and…

  • Atari: Game Over 2014

    ★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014

    This documentary about the infamous game crash of '83 where it was rumored that Atari buried millions of cartridges in a landfill in the New Mexico desert was way more entertaining and well made than I expected.

    I particularly love how self-deprecating Zak Penn was throughout the movie.

    Still, even if you aren't into video games this is probably a story you've already heard about, so there wasn't much here that I didn't already know, other than the guy that designed the E.T. game is kind of into himself.

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  • Contracted 2013

    Watched 02 Dec, 2013

    One of the most infuriatingly frustrating films I've seen this year. The premise is genuinely creepy (and gross) but the actions of the entire cast are completely illogical and ridiculous.

    If your vagina is gushing blood and maggots, your eyes are bleeding, your fingernails are falling off, and your hair is coming out in clumps you'd probably go to the hospital right? Apparently not if you're a self-centered twenty-something. In that case, you go to work, then try to win…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2014

    When Gareth Evans’ The Raid was first unleashed into the world in 2011, I stated that it was the best action film to be released in decades and one of the best ever made. Now, just two years later we have The Raid 2, a movie that had some seemingly insurmountable shoes to fill. Evans apparently knew he had to up the ante, because everything in this sequel is bigger and better. While the first entry was isolated and pure…