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  • The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    Aw, what a charming foodie film! Yea it's a bit schmaltzy, yea it's a great double feature with Jon Favreau's Chef, but it's also heartwarming and inspiring. An Indian family moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin star restaurant run by a stern French woman (played by Helen Mirren), and we watch as the two feud at first before eventually learning to embrace the uniqueness each culture has to offer. The lead Indian boy,…

  • Hook 1991

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Aug, 2014

    Love it, better as a nostalgic childhood classic than the kinda lengthy, cheesy film it is.

  • Coherence 2013

    ★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    This was dumb, got really bored by the end. Oh big concept, I get it, but ugh. Would rather watch The One I Love again.

  • Maidentrip 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2014 1

    It's a very interesting and brisk documentary about and extremely inspiring young girl. It has some problems skipping over big moments in the story, but otherwise is made up with beautiful footage of a historic journey harkening back to the days when sailing the world was the true way to travel around this remarkable planet we live on.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    Awesome, kick ass, sci-fi, futuristic, Marvel mash-up. Love the soundtrack. It rolls Marvel, James Gunn, space opera, jokes, good music & action into a furball of awesomeness. And said best by Forrest Wickman @ForrestW "Guardians of the Galaxy: Like a Marvel movie and a spoof of a Marvel movie at the same time."

  • Project Almanac 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2014 2

    It's a solid time travel film. Best described as Primer meets Chronicle, with some Project X thrown in. The time travel aspect is very well-done, it's intriguing to see them play with the idea and they really push it to the limits around the end, but not as far as I was really hoping. That said, I enjoyed it for its time travel concept that is executed fairly well. Plus there's an awesome Looper reference.

  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    Wow what a documentary. Beautiful, unbelievably private look at the daily life of animator Hayao Miyazaki and the inner workings of Studio Ghibli. Follows the studio for the time they're making The Wind Rises, and it's amazing how much they capture behind-the-scenes, the wonderful moments with Miyazaki (who is surprisingly quite depressed like all of us) and bursts of creativity that keep them constantly inspired. What a remarkably beautiful doc and best of all - the final shot is absolutely perfect. Brought tears to my eyes.

  • The Lunchbox 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Jul, 2014

    Wonderful, so lovely, so vibrant. I adore this film. Everything about it, from the way it portrays India to the lead performances by Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur, to the emotions it evokes, and the story it tells. See this gem! Just wonderful.

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Hate to say it, but kind of boring... Didn't really enjoy it that much. A step down from Dark of the Moon, which had better action. The Dinobots aren't used enough, it's just... not that great. As I summed up on Twitter: "Yelling! Explosions! Robots + slo mo action! China! CIA! More explosions. Dinobots! And that's it." Yep.

  • Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2014

    Solid, enjoyed it. But a little too much propaganda, not enough deep investigation into the Times.

  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2014

    Solid, enjoyed it. Neeson being badass as always.

  • 22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2014

    Funny, but not as good as the first one.