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  • Stand by Me 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Sep, 2014

    DVD: Compelled to see this one week before my 20 year high school reunion. I don't think any other film captures what it was like for me to be a kid than this movie. Almost 30 years old and the movie is timeless.

  • 12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    DVD: There is nothing cinematic about this movie. The director and screenwriter should have probably figured out SOME way to express the amount of time that is passing every now and then. You have "12 YEARS" in your title for crying out loud. It appeared to me the lead character was a slave for about a year or two.
    And this has to be one of the worst miscalculations of film score I have heard since PUBLIC ENEMIES. Hans Zimmer…

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2012 3

    Tarantino is so good that even Jamie Fox can't ruin this movie.
    Hilarious, bloody, intense, epic. Exactly what you'd expect from a slave movie / Western from Quentin Tarantino. I had high expectations and this film met them. Always a good year when there's a film from this writer/director to remind us how good movies can be - and should be.

  • Colombiana 2011

    ★½ Watched 14 May, 2012

    It starts off okay but by the end of the final fight, I hated this movie.
    Once again - the BOURNE SUPREMACY "style" is present here: action scenes where you can't tell what is going on due to the tight close-ups and quick cutting.
    The worst scene was the final fight. The whole film builds to this moment - and then we are treated to shots that don't last more than half a second. The camera crosses the line from…