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  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    PTA is one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers, but I just couldn't get into INHERENT VICE. I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that this book would never have been made into a movie if Anderson, a highly respected writer/director, wasn't making it. While I got the gist of what's going on in the story, it's very confusing.

    I have to think that most of the actors involved, besides Phoenix who has the main role, did…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    The final installment of THE HOBBIT left me underwhelmed. Let's face it, these films are no LOTR, and that's fine, but for a battle that was supposed to blow you away I couldn't help but think that it still doesn't compare to any battle from any of the LOTR films.

    In a way I'm kind of disappointed with Peter Jackson's choices to going almost full CGI with no practical effects. All of the orcs in LOTR each had a distinct…

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  • Matchstick Men 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jun, 2012 1

    I don't know exactly why I never watched MATCHSTICK MEN before today. I'm a Ridley Scott fan, but when this film came out I remember thinking it didn't look like his normal fare so I skipped it. I just now decided to watch it because I saw it on a list of heist films by my friend Don. I'm glad you put this movie on there otherwise I might never have watched it. I was going to give it 3…

  • Jackie Brown 1997

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    I remember when JACKIE BROWN opened on Christmas Day in 1997. I didn't get to see it that day because it was sold out, and rightly so. After a few year hiatus following PULP FICTION, the world couldn't wait to see the next film from arguably the most influential director since Orson Welles. Eventually I did get to see JACKIE BROWN and to this day it's still my favorite Q.T. movie.

    I'm in as soon as the Miramax title shows…