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  • The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2014

    A bit of Poltergeist, a bit of Insidious, a bit of Paranormal, plus a lot of The Conjuring, set in Australia. Lives up to the hype, great film, stand out horror. Enjoyed it quite a bit and impressed by the way it builds character and never overdoes the scares. Nice work.

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★★½ Added 1

    I actually really, really loved this movie. The message within it, the story about staying true to your passion, and delivering something fun and engaging and delicious. And yet not losing your way, overcoming adversity. It's done so well, with a great soundtrack, solid performances, overall it left me in such a great mood that I can't help but keep recommending this to everyone.

  • Lawless 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 19 May, 2012

    Badass - best word to describe it. Tom Hardy is the shit, so awesome, he really kicks ass in this. Just great to see him being someone unique and yet delivering one of the best performances in the film all over again. Shot beautifully, as expected from John Hillcoat, and excellent performances all around, especially from: Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Dane DeHaan and Hardy. Worth seeing, bloody and brutal, enjoyed it quite a bit, but story overall is rather typical.

  • The Fountain 2006

    ★★★★½ Added 4

    I love this film, so dark and deep, with touches of sci-fi and visual brilliance. Amazing score, too. It's a great film, I don't have issues with it, one of my favorites.

  • Room 237 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 May, 2012

    I LOVE this doc. Such a fun, funny, amusing, entertaining, intriguing, engaging experience, and told in such a unique way - with clips of footage and nothing more (no talking heads). Seeing this for my second time, it's an excellent look at not only the brilliance of Stanley Kubrick as a filmmaker, but the culture/fascination that arises in investigating the depths of a film after it's released. Love it.

  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2014

    Solid, enjoyed it. Neeson being badass as always.

  • The Bourne Legacy 2012

    ★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2012

    Not bad, just okay, not great, but not really too terrible either. Just kind of alright. I still prefer the original Bourne movies to this one, it's just not the same without Matt Damon. There's some great action, but for the most part this is just boring. You're waiting to get from one complicated plot point to the next, for Edward Norton to get angry at more people, and for Renner to just pop up out of nowhere. I like Tony Gilroy, but this wasn't his best. Jeremy Renner is okay, but not even close to Matt Damon.

  • A Separation 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2012

    Fantastic film, riveting, incredibly story, just wow to watch unfold. Characters needed some work, not a flawless film, but damn good, highly suggested viewing.

  • Snow White and the Huntsman 2012

    ★½ Watched 01 Jun, 2012

    Didn't care for it at all. Seemed like there was no care for the direction, the story, the performances, all around just a forgettable, bland film. The effects were okay, Chris Hemsworth was the highlight, and the fighting was cool, but overall totally bored by it.

  • Dark Shadows 2012

    ★★½ Watched 12 May, 2012

    Boring... to sum it up in a word. About halfway through I just lost interest. It's got all the quintessential quirks of a Tim Burton film, the colors, the cool cinematography, the comedy, but not the classic feeling and exciting story to keep me interested. It was kind of like - Tim Burton's Twilight. Meh. What's next?

  • John Carter 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2012

    Second go 'round with this movie - and I liked it even better! It's just a fun, epic space adventure built entirely around another world and martian races and everything. There are a few amazing scenes in it, thanks to director Andrew Stanton. Honestly, I really enjoyed this movie more the second time. Woola is the BEST!

  • John Carter 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Feb, 2012

    First impression - good, not great. Visually amazing, but 3D was pointless.