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  • Lucy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    While the very premise of Lucy, that humans use only use 10% of their brains, has been proven to be a myth, it is a great story-telling hook when done correctly. The idea of unlocking the full potential of the human brain is very alluring and you need only to look to Limitless to see the fun you can have with this kind of framing device. Indeed, the trailers for Lucy showed the unlocking of the title character's neurons in…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2014

    I'm not going to lie. I've been looking forward to this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. As titbits of casting news and story details were slowly revealed, my excitement steadily grew, with the trailers building the hype up to such a frenzy that I began to worry there was no way that Guardians could live up to its potential. I mean this is a story about a relatively unknown group of heroes that features…

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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2014

    There's a lot to like about Dawn. Like a lot of great sequels, the themes are a lot darker than its predecessor, and that in itself lends an emotional weight to the proceedings, adding to the feeling that there is a lot at stake to the events that unfold on-screen.

    There is a more focus on the apes this time around, and the perfect marriage of technical wizardry coupled with nuanced motion performance allows the film-maker to create scenes that…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ½ Watched 08 Jul, 2014

    Ugh, so that's three hours of my life that I will never get back. I went into this movie thinking, you know what, anything has got to be better than the travesty that was Dark Side of the Moon. Well I guess I totally overs-estimated Michael Bay.

    With a plot that made no sense, dialogue that was so appalling that often I had to put my head in my hands in disgust, and very questionable decisions made by the main…