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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2015 1

    Full disclosure: I had an uneasy feeling about Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, despite my great excitement for it. With most of the supporting cast from Ghost Protocol returning, why was Paula Patton left out? Interchangeable agents are nothing new to this series, but sexism, racism, and ageism are very real problems in Hollywood, so seeing the franchise discard Patton's awesome character and replace its only interesting woman with what I assumed was just a "newer model" was disheartening. I…

  • Divergent

    Divergent 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2015 1

    This is a really well-made movie, it just looks great. Post-apocalyptic Chicago is beautifully realized. Storywise, it's YA gibberish, and it spends way too long on a basically-irrelevant 90-minute prologue, but it's intriguing enough that I'm curious to see what comes next.

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2012

    This is becoming quite the year for genre films. I knew very little about the film going in (cabin, woods, etc.) and was constantly surprised and astounded by the developments and utter chaos of this film. It's a fucking blast.

  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games 2000

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2012 1

    Top 5 Reasons To Watch Reindeer Games:

    5. One of the dumbest, most convoluted 'twist' endings imaginable.

    4. Isaac Hayes' most inexplicable film role. It's baffling.

    3. Charlize Theron

    2. "I want some fuckin hAAt chAAklAAt... and some pecan fuckin pie."

    1. Dennis Farina's inexplicable false teeth.

    A truly breathtaking mess of a motion picture.