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  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007

    ★★★½ Added

    One of my least favourite entries in the series. At the end of it all, the plot isn't much more than "Voldermort is definitely here", and the pacing jumps all over the place with the it's emotionally unsuccessful mix of Harry's mental struggles, an abusive new teacher coming into power, Harry trying to teach the students how to fight, and occasionally make out with an Asian chick we never see again. The action isn't all that great, either, save for…

  • Dune

    Dune 1984

    ★★½ Watched 08 Apr, 2015

    P.S: This review is based on a fanedit of the film, Dune: The Alternative Editon Redux, which restructures much of the movie, including many deleted scenes and a book chapter structure to make the plot easier to comprehend.

    Dune is an intriguing mess. It's soundtrack is grand and menacing, yet it's slightly over-the-top and cheesy. The costume and set design is lavish and detailed, yet it looks unbelievable and plain silly. The plot is space opera at it's finest, with…

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  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Sep, 2012

    To mention or attempt to compare this film to the Hunger Games would be doing a huge disservice to it. One film is pre-occupied with turning the concept of child murder into entertainment: Into building a sci-fi world around that concept, developing a straight-forward commentary about gladiatorial reality television, making it clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are within 5 minutes of the story starting, then throwing in the melodramatic love story here or there. The other film…

  • Airplane!

    Airplane! 1980

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2012 1

    No wonder this movie is always listed as one of the funniest ever made. It's completely random, it's stupid, it's irrelevant, it's got no character development whatsoever, and it's absolutely hilarious every step of the way.

    You really can't keep up with the jokes in Airplane. There's one every 20 seconds and every one is ridiculously funny. They're all really inventive and unique and you'll be saying to yourself "..the Hell?" half of the time with their irrelevance as you…