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  • 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 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2014 1

    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.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 10 Jun, 2014

    Linklater's Boyhood is a singular experience, a one-of-a-kind cinematic creation that speaks so honestly about growing up, living and loving in this modern time.

  • The Fault in Our Stars 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Jun, 2014

    A tearjerker, but very nicely made. It's realistic and beautiful in the way it talks through these tough issues. Good movie.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jun, 2014 1

    Loved it. Magnificent movie, everything that I was hoping to see and more. Shows that DreamWorks Animation can make a movie the same quality as Pixar. Had touches of The Last Airbender (the show) plus themes of loving animals, peace, and rising up against the one alpha mindset that controls everyone. A beautiful animated film with so much depth to it.