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  • Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly 2012

    ★★★ Watched 22 May, 2012

    Gritty, incredibly brutal and violent, but smart and cool crime story. Unfortunately very lacking, very storyless, filled with some useless characters. Typical plot about a hit that angers the higher ups, who set off to kill those that did it. Only difference is the political angle that's hastily mixed in, which didn't mean much to me.

  • Coherence

    Coherence 2013

    ★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    This was dumb, got really bored by the end. Oh big concept, I get it, but ugh. Would rather watch The One I Love again.

  • A Separation

    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.

  • Men in Black 3

    Men in Black 3 2012

    ★★★ Watched 12 Jun, 2012

    Not that great, honestly. A lot of the lines, and moments, and production pieces, felt cheap. I wanted to love it, and the story is very fun and quirky, but it's nowhere near the first movie. Hardly any sci-fi comedy is. Something about this just felt off to me. Almost like no one was giving it their all, except for Rick Baker, who I feel like designed more for the movie than the costume designer. Some fun moments, some boring ones, overall just middle of the line. At least better than the second one.

  • The Fountain

    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.

  • Non-Stop

    Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2014

    Solid, enjoyed it. Neeson being badass as always.

  • Starship Troopers

    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…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Hate to say it, but kind of boring... Didn't really enjoy it that much. A step down from Dark of the Moon, which had better action. The Dinobots aren't used enough, it's just... not that great. As I summed up on Twitter: "Yelling! Explosions! Robots + slo mo action! China! CIA! More explosions. Dinobots! And that's it." Yep.

  • Lawless

    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.

  • Room 237

    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.

  • Top Gun

    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.

  • Dark Shadows

    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?