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  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2015

    This movie is fucking ridiculous.

    First off, I hope whoever was making the music decisions is serving hard time in a cell without sunlight right now, because this was fucking ridiculous. Worst use of music in any movie, perhaps ever. If you're so utterly daft that you don't understand which scenes are meant to be emotional, fear not, because there is a generic Lifetime-movie emotional swell fronting every emotional scene. Yes, fronting. Not backing.

    The dialogue can I put…

  • Showrunners

    Showrunners 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2015

    Not bad, but not very informative, either. This feels made for those who know next to nothing about how TV shows are made.

    Beer: Einstök Ölgerð Icelandic Pale Ale - 3.5/5 (a solid beer, highly drinkable, not amazing but I would buy this again)

  • The Two Faces of January

    The Two Faces of January 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Not bad, but not great. Works best as a relationship drama more than a thriller. It's engaging far more often than not, but the story doesn't have very much depth. It does what it does well, but I wish it did more. This is worth seeing and worth remembering, but not worth revisiting.

    Beer: Uinta Baba Organic Black Lager - 4/5 (smooth, extremely drinkable, organic always a plus)

  • Fast & Furious 6

    Fast & Furious 6 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 03 Apr, 2015 2

    Good dumb fun.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    A few observations...

    - Major improvement in the camerawork department this time around. First movie looked incoherent in the worst way.

    - This movie has essentially the same plot as the first. It needed to be different in a more significant way to stand out.

    - Just like the first film, this one drags on and on and on and on and on without very much happening. The games don't start until the midpoint. That is wrong. That needed to…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2015

    What the hell is wrong with Hugh Jackman's veins?

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2015

    Looks great, like a lost gem from the 70s. Scott Frank knows how to direct a movie.

    Biggest issue, however, is the lack of focus on many subplots, some of which are abandoned (what ever happened with that DEA angle?), others feel made-up on the spot (by the way, that dude was a soldier).

    This is a common problem with novel adaptations - having too much to include but not enough room in the screenplay, but I'm thankful that those…

  • Take Shelter

    Take Shelter 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2015 2

    Watched with audio commentary.

    Still perfect.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★ Watched 06 Mar, 2015


  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    Damn good movie, but maybe not quite as strong as the first. This definitely peaks at the midpoint. With a stronger finish, we could have Pixar-level quality on our hands.

  • Dredd

    Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Feb, 2015

    This movie is not destined to be an action classic; it already is one.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Feb, 2015 3

    This movie helped me believe in movies again. It's everything a movie could - and should - be.