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  • Gladiator

    Gladiator 2000

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2015

    Who knew an epic could be this dull (outside of the admittedly great setpieces)?

  • Beautiful Noise

    Beautiful Noise 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2015

    I gave this 3.5 stars because of a lack of depth, and a lack of new information. It just tells you the shoegaze scene was a bunch of experimental, noisy rock bands inspired by My Bloody Valentine, the Cocteau Twins, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, which imploded due to a general lack of love from anyone. Which, if you know anything about shoegaze, you knew before.

    But then right at the end, the documentary details the relationship between My…

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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…