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  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins 2005

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2012

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

  • Memento

    Memento 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 30 Jun, 2012

    Excellent as always.