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  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 May, 2014

    Great monsters. Loved the special effects and the scale of the movie. Loved Godzilla!

    The people part - not so great. Cheezy family stuff. Some wasted talent.

  • In a World... 2013

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Insight into the world of voice over artists.

    Lake Bell is charming though the story is predictable.

    A fun light movie

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★ Watched 16 May, 2014

    This is an ART HOUSE film, not a movie.

    This is one you see with a friend or friends and go out and discuss with a glass of wine and plate of cheese.

    It may work for some, but not for others.

    TIP: You may be able to get your friend/spouse/partner to see it by telling them ScarJo gets naked.

    Have fun.

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    Full disclosure - I have been waiting for this film's release and when it did not open in Canada, I took a road trip across the border into the US to see it. I felt it was worth the drive.

    Brutal, visually stunning, violent but stylized not over the top graphic, exceptional performance by Swinton, solid performances by rest of the cast, consistant pace. I recommending seeing it in the theatre or on the largest screen possible.

  • The Grand Seduction 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jun, 2014

    A sweet, funny (if predictable) little Canadian movie. This is a remake of a French- Canadian movie that I have not seen. It is fun to see all the Canadian actors who cropped up in this although the wonderful Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is one of the main characters. Great slice of Eastern Canadian life.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    Just wonderful. I loved all the flying sequences, animation is exquisite, Hiccup's mother is fantastic, and all the additional dragons - yes!! Builds on may of the same themes as the first movie - family, loyalty, finding ones path - but never feels repetitive.

    So why not 5 stars?? Well the first movie will always hold that special magic that comes with something new. This second movie is a worthy ,

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2014

    Way better than I was expecting.

  • Frances Ha 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Dec, 2013

    Loved it all over again, even more.

  • August: Osage County 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jan, 2014

    Excellent performances by Steep and Roberts. But this is a mean, nasty family with a toxic dynamic. The best scene for me was one in which one character calls another out on her meanness.

    I probably will never watch this again because it is so filled with vitriol.

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★½ Watched 16 Dec, 2013

    To me this will be know as "The Hobbit - Too" (as in too many orcs, going in too many directions, too long...you name it)

  • Now You See Me 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2014

    Ridiculous, filled with plot holes, and basically makes no sense.

  • Beauty and the Beast 1946

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Nov, 2013

    A true classic!