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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2014

    Solid, enjoyed it. Neeson being badass as always.

  • Starship Troopers 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 May, 2012 1

    I LOVE this movie, I mean seriously, I adore it, so damn good. A quote I'm stealing from someone else - Starship Troopers is the definition of awesome. This was back when the studio somehow gave violence master Paul Verhoeven $100M to make an epic sci-fi action space opera. Everything about this movie kicks ass, it defines my fascination and rise to glory with cinema like this. Seriously one of my all-time favorites. The score is amazing, the action is…

  • Top Gun 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Aug, 2012

    Classic. LOVE this movie. So damn good! One of Tony Scott's (RIP) bests. Everything about it is near perfect, it captures wonderfully and achieves everything it sets out to, with regard to this story about "Top Gun" fighter pilots. Entertaining beyond all, still exciting, fun, enjoyable to watch (I saw it so many times as a kid, too). Good emotion all around, just perfect. Dog fighting scenes are badass, exhilarating, and the editing is outstanding. Plus, I love the sort of unconventional twist (he doesn't get Top Gun!) in the story but that's what makes it great.