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  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2012

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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!

  • Batman Begins 2005

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2012

    Love it. Nolan Begins, I say. Early work, but still excellent.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jun, 2012

    Hmmmm I will admit, a slight let down from what I was expecting. It's good, it has a few AWESOME moments (saving the kid from the burning car; final swinging scenes) and has great characters/relationships, but other than that it doesn't really stand out. It just feels like a very basic, bland, toned down, family-friendly Spidey story, with a few cool moments, some awkward story beats, and weird changes, but overall just basic. I wanted to like it more, but couldn't, though maybe it will grow on me. Lizard was also unimpressive, go figure. I'm excited for the sequel - at least!

  • Memento 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 30 Jun, 2012

    Excellent as always.

  • The Shawshank Redemption 1994

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Feb, 2012

    Amazing, incredible movie, the emotion, the story of redemption, Morgan Freeman is so awesome, loved it!