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  • Her

    Her 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Jan, 2014 2

    This is the most frightening horror film of the year. This is a film that depicts how emotionally disconnected we’re getting from each other, how far some of us are getting from reality, how some of us have trouble dealing with reality and therefore choose to function outside of it. It also shows how fast technology is developing, our lack of ability to keep up with it, and where it could be at in the future. Her shows several people…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    This just became my most anticipated movie of the year! Has anybody else seen the trailer yet? Check it out!

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2015

    Always amazed when a filmmaker can turn a subject I have little to no knowledge about into something as epic and interesting as this. JK Simmons was amazing in a multitude of ways, and deserved that academy award without a doubt. Miles Teller, however, should have won the Best Actor Oscar as well. Actually, let me step back for a second - Michael Keaton in Birdman probably deserved it and should have gotten it...what the hell, Oscars for both! It…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Dec, 2012

    Maybe not the best movie ever made, but damn if it isn't close. I would be hard pressed to find something I love more than this (its in my top 10 of all time, can't remember which number though - obviously, it's in many people's top 10s). I've seen this dozens of times but one thing that really stood out to me this time is that this is pretty much a full blown, flat out comedy. Forgot how this is…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2012

    Still collecting my thoughts but this was unbelievable. Completely delivered for me.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Jan, 2013

    I thought it would be interesting to post some of the quotes from the DVD insert. I think this a great way to sum up a masterpiece of a movie.

    Fight Club rages against a hypocrisy of a society that continually promises us the impassible: fame, beauty, wealth, immortality, life without pain. Now it all comes together with Fight Club, a relentless, dizzying take on the male fear of losing power, that's a wild, orgiastic pop masterpiece. -Bret Easton Ellis.…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2014

    Finally saw this and loved it.

    Decided to read the imdb.com trivia section and learned that the term "Master Builder" is actually an official Lego designation: they are the "highly-trained and super-creative builders who design all of the official LEGO sets."

    I am definitely in the wrong line of work.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★ Watched 02 Mar, 2013 3

    Ehhh...

    With all the attention this has been getting, I really tried to go in with an open-mind and ignore the fact that this is really not my type of movie. For the first half, I was pretty into it and it had me. I thought Bradley Cooper's performance was great and I really believed in and felt for his character. He really pulled off all of the quirks and ticks of the character well. Jennifer Lawrence was great too…

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Oct, 2012

    Really blown away by this; so far , probably my number one movie of the year. I've never been a HUGE Wes Anderson fan, I've always sort of enjoyed his work. Liked Bottle Rocket, liked Rushmore, did not like Royal Tenenbaums, liked Life Aquatic, really liked Darjeeling Limited and absolutely loved Fantastic Mr. Fox. But there was something about this one that really struck a chord with me. Usually his "quirkiness" can be a turnoff for me but I love…

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Dec, 2012

    Not a whole lot to say here that hasn't already been said (and said a lot better than I could ever say).

    Was definitely bored in a few places and felt that the story was WAY overdone and really bloated. Some of the "cameos" of characters from the previous trilogy felt really unnecessary and way too audience-pleasing. Definitely not as good as the original three - it was sorely missing the relationship between the four hobbits and the constant importance…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2014 2

    Felt like a (slightly) lesser Coen Bros. film but I still enjoyed the hell out of this. A lesser Coen Bros. film is still better than 90% of films out there. Amazingly shot, great dialogue and incredible music. Oscar Isaacs gives a career-defining performance. John Goodman's extended cameo takes the film into some really bizarre territory which I loved, and felt like vintage Coen Bros...I love their casting choices throughout the years, always casting actors with strange and unique appearances. Nobody does off-kilter and eccentric like they do and the atmosphere they create is unbeatable.

  • Argo

    Argo 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Feb, 2013 4

    I am in the middle of watching this and my wife and I are having a debate and I'm hoping somebody here can settle it:

    When Affleck is first talking to John Goodman 27 minutes into the movie, they are sitting in a restaurant where they show a bunch of head shots of famous actors. They show a close up of one photo right after they show the wide shot of all of them...who is that actor?????????

    Please any help would be much appreciated!!!!!