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  • In the Line of Fire 1993

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Dec, 2014 2

    Mild Spoilers.

    I saw this a bunch of times when I was younger and it had been a while since I revisited. The teaser trailer for this was amazing - starting with the text "November 22, 1963", you hear the quiet threats to assassinate the president as the 6 slowly turning into a 9 to read 1993 - the year of this film's release. The plot is pretty simple, a cat and mouse story of a man determined to assassinate…

  • Gremlins 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Aug, 2014 10

    Reasons to love Gremlins:

    An absolutely demented "kids" movie.

    Mischief at its absolute finest.

    Perfect blend of horror and comedy.

    Amazing Christmas atmosphere.

    Phoebe Cates' Santa Claus story!!! One of the most bizarre scenes in a movie I've ever seen, let alone in a movie like this!

    Hilarious animatronics/no CGI!

    Billy's dad's inventions -especially the smokeless ashtray!

    The kitchen sequence - especially the microwave.

    All the monster movie in-jokes.

    Any time the Gremlins laugh.

    Stripe's death.

    Overflowing with nostalgia!

    A quintessential 80s movie.

    Helped usher in the PG-13 rating.

    The disappearing time machine gag.

    Endlessly rewatchable.

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  • Shame 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not exactly the most uplifting movie I've ever seen, still this was a powerful, intense and really absorbing story. While one of the more depressing films I've ever seen, it was also exhilirating to watch due to the craft and creativity put into it.

    Fassbender's performance really made the film as did its methodical pace and confident directing. Carey Mulligan was really good also. You could definitely feel the pain of both characters.

    Brandon was just a miserable man, somebody…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 14

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I haven't been this undecided and mixed on a movie in a long time. I was really frustrated and disappointed by certain aspects of this yet there were other pieces that I really liked. On top of that, there were probably about 3 or 4 absolutely amazing scenes that really upped the ante and were unlike anything I had seen. Zack Snyder obviously wanted to go big and epic here and he really delivers on that end.

    My biggest complaint…