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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2014

    It pains me to rate this so low. No, the first two were not LOTR caliber but I expected that. I enjoyed them for what they were.

    But this? No. There is no reason for this film to exist - 2 entries would have been more than enough. To relegate such a beloved story to these lows for what appears to be a cash grab hurts me. I grew up in Middle-Earth and we all deserve a better ending than this one.

    I didn't hate it - there are nice moments. But I'm quite disappointed.

  • Bewitched 2005

    ★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2014

    Not gonna lie, I was amused.

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  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Dec, 2012 22

    Pure fun on every level. The Adventures of Tintin provides Spielberg the opportunity to showcase endless creativity, and you can tell he enjoys himself in doing so. The cast is superb, and the visuals are monumental. The staging of the action is finessed and immersive.

    This isn't a weighty film, with deep or important musings on life. But neither can it be defined as silly or childish. It's a rare piece of cinema that takes you on a fast-paced, intriguing,…

  • The Fall 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 01 May, 2012 4

    Brilliant and moving third act. For the first two, I cared far more about the real-life happenings than the often silly (and at times bizarre) fairy tale backdrop, but the third act combined them powerfully.

    One of the most sincere child performances I have ever seen. The interactions between Alexandria and Roy felt real; the way they played off each other was genuine.

    I found the violence to be unnecessarily gratuitous at times, and the fairy tale sequences went from…