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  • Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain 2003

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    Film #28 of "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
    Task #20: A film featuring an albino character!

    Okay, so I had been putting this film off for quite awhile because I feared it would be a long, boring, 2 and a half hour slog through the old south with style and no substance. What it actually turned out to be was one hell of an engrossing epic through the Civil War with a host of interesting characters played by…

  • The Tournament

    The Tournament 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    Film #27 of "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
    Task #24: A film featuring futuristic deadly games!

    Rat Race meets Battle Royale meets The Quick and The Dead. And this one is extremely brutal. Somehow I have never heard anyone ever speak of this film before. And for an under the radar film, it was actually a really solid film. The acting is spotty and the plot is threadbare, but there is plenty here to like. Each of the…

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  • Frank

    Frank 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015 3

    The music in this is amazing. Reminds me a bit of The Doors and some old Smashing Pumpkins jam sessions mixed together. When they really get going, it is really quite excellent stuff. Who knew Michael Fassbender could sing like that? His scene at the end of the film gave me chills. Not the film that I expected as it meandered a bit in the middle but the ending made up for it. An interesting look at the relationship and…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2015 2

    Film #22 of "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
    Task #8: A film featuring a character with wings!

    Let me add my voice to the echoes of many: this is one beautiful turd of a film. Everything looks great and the cinematography is some of the best of the year. However, the storytelling is awful bordering on incoherent. I'm not even going to try to rehash what happened in the movie because I'm not even entirely sure that I…