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  • RoboCop 2014

    ★★ Watched 26 Feb, 2015

    A crap reboot of a classic. As if the message in the original wasn't subtle enough (it wasn't), the reboot makes sure of it. Everything is a poor imitation, and it doesn't stand on its own.

  • Melancholia 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Feb, 2015 2

    This is the second time I've attempted Melancholia. The first time I thought I could write some code while watching it. The code won. I lost.

    Retry.

    Wow. The first half is hard work. Really hard work. I'm not really sure what's happening. I don't play golf, so I don't understand the rules.

    The second half adds catastrophe to family and personal drama. The style of the film remains, but it's significantly less painful to watch.

    Beautiful.

    Epic.

    I don't know that I could watch it again, but I think it will be with me for a while.

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  • Top Gun 1986

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2011 6

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…