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  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Sep, 2013

    Incredible. Spectacular. Astounding. Moving. Wonderful. I really, really, really love this movie. And I think the VFX work is groundbreaking, a milestone. It's so exhilarating to watch, and I was moved to tears the two times I've seen it. Wonderful. See it in 3D at the highest volume in the biggest theater!! It's worth it. I'll be watching this many many more times upon release. A masterpiece. Bravo Cuaron!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    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."

  • Boyhood

    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 Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 May, 2012

    This movie kicks ass. Honestly, this second time around I was continually impressed, Joss Whedon did a damn good job on the skimpy budget I'm sure he was given and yet still delivers an awesome, entertaining, funny, epic, exciting, action-packed movie. I keep saying that everyone fights everyone, every last hero or character gets into some scuffle with each other person at least once, and it's damn fun to watch. Bravo Whedon. I had a few gripes about Hulk and how quick character arcs progress, and his overall editing/pacing, but they're easy to forget considering how great of an experience this movie is.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2012

    Awesome, brilliant, extraordinary, cinematic and amazing. Even better, Nolan at his very best here.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2012 2

    The Dark Knight Has Risen... Wow. It's epic. Chris Nolan's grand, modern, cinematic opera. Goes to some very dark places, massive, but spectacular. So much to love about it. Oh my, Hathaway. Zimmer's score is extraordinary. Cannot wait to see it again, to discuss it with many people, get into details, oh so good.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Jul, 2012

    My third time seeing this - I enjoyed it as much as I did before. Chris Nolan just delivers a massive, grand epic on a huge scale, the spectacle of it is overwhelming, it goes to some very dark places, big twists and turns. It is huge and it does bow a little bit under its weight, the first act takes a little while to get going, but other than that it's still an awesome experience of a movie. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman gets me every time, I love her. Bane is also still insanely badass.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2012

    I liked it, but didn't love it. Felt a bit dry, lacking something, but enjoyable. Very fun, very quirky, very Wes Anderson, but not his best work. I like some of his other films more, but this is good. A cute, charming, amusing young love story.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2014

    Pretty damn good. A few incredible action set pieces, solid story, compelling characters. I enjoyed the crap out of this. Well done, Russo Brothers. They put so many other movies to shame in this, the car chase action scene is insanely kick ass, the whole Transcendence ripoff storyline, Chris Evans doing a great job as Cap, it all pays off.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jun, 2014

    Pretty damn good. Enjoyable summer action sci-fi done just right, with the right amount of levity, the right amount of extravagant CG, with a good story, some emotion, and strong characters. Emily Blunt is THE badass of the summer - she rules. Love her to death in this one.

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2012

    I love this movie, it's dark, gritty, intriguing modern post-apocalyptic sci-fi with a smart edge to it. Jennifer Lawrence is great, Josh Hutcherson is even better, the whole movie is incredible well done, and it has an epic feeling to it that makes me excited for the rest of the series and the influence Katniss will have on all of Panem. You're going down, Snow!

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 May, 2012

    Awesome. Big, beautiful, thrilling, breathtaking, exciting sci-fi. I loved it. Sure, it has a few issues with it, mainly that it asks more questions than it answers... but besides that, it's space opera thrilling sci-fi at its best, only the way Ridley Scott can deliver. I've already seen it twice and plan on spending a lot more time exploring the universe, getting deeper and deeper into the story and characters each time. This is a movie that takes multiple viewings…