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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2014

    Just like how the Marvel series has forged a common formula, it seems that the LoTR series also has a familiar pattern to its trilogies. This second film of The Hobbit left us on another cliffhanger that probably left the audience with similar disbelief at its abrupt ending just like Two Towers did earlier. Oddly enough though, I found this second film more enjoyable than the second one. While I did fall asleep in the middle like I had with…

  • Oblivion 2013

    ★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2014

    One of the first films that I would say that the lovely visuals didn't justify the lack of story or logic. I respect how much work and conceptualization happened before the film came to be; I did enjoy all the cloudscapes and the look of the clean tech aesthetic. This didn't make me forget the gaping info black holes about about Jack or his robotic wife or his actual wife or even the scavs. The barebones the movie did provide…

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  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2014

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.

  • John Mulaney: New In Town 2012

    Watched 03 Aug, 2014

    This makes me excited for his new show.