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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2014

    Solid, enjoyed it. Neeson being badass as always.

  • Rust and Bone 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 May, 2012 1

    Audiard has done it again. Incredible, raw, emotional, intimate, beautiful, brutal, but fantastic film. Amazing performances by both Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. Very long, and it doesn't top Un Prophete for me, but it's damn good. If you love Audiard's previous films, see this, it's excellent.

  • 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.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jun, 2014 1

    Loved it. Magnificent movie, everything that I was hoping to see and more. Shows that DreamWorks Animation can make a movie the same quality as Pixar. Had touches of The Last Airbender (the show) plus themes of loving animals, peace, and rising up against the one alpha mindset that controls everyone. A beautiful animated film with so much depth to it.

  • I Saw the Devil 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2012 1

    Some dark, demented, violent, crazy shit, but damn good.