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  • We're the Millers 2013

    ★★½ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    This had potential but unfortunately, it just never quite made it to beyond "meh" level.

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    After waiting for all the hate around this film to subside, I was more than satisfied with film. That may not hold a ring of much conviction but when the movie ended, I was relieved that I was able to walk away from it without regretting the past two hours. Granted, the movie didn't do much to flesh out its characters, even Superman himself, and a lot of the conflict scenes had frustrating elements to them. Why wasn't Jor-El able…

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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.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 29 May, 2014

    This sequel was easily more enjoyable than the first one. A large part of that, I will admit, is because unlike the first one, it didn't feel like a frustrating mess of young mutants who felt more like lab rats than the X-Men from the cartoons and trading cards I've grown up with. (I know X-Men: First Class was a lot more than that but that's the bitter taste that stayed in my memory bank as opposed to the other…