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  • The Homesman

    The Homesman 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2015

    Film #18 of "Scavenger Hunt - September 2015" Challenge!
    Task #10: A western or frontier film!

    Some spoilers herein.

    I expected so much more from The Homesman. It had a unique voice in Mary Bee Cuddy, a woman destined for spinsterhood due to her "plainness". How Hillary Swank was seen as plain and the other female characters in this film all had husbands was beyond me. She is a strong, noble, and able-bodied woman trying to survive…

  • Black Mass

    Black Mass 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2015

    Film #17 of "Scavenger Hunt - September 2015" Challenge!
    Task #7: A film featuring a non-linear storyline!

    Clinical. Informative. Safe.

    This is Black Mass, a film that while pretty good, I wouldn’t call “theater-worthy”. It was kind of like having someone set out to make a gangster film so they try to include scenes that they had seen in other effective gangster films but add very little of their own touch. What the director ended up doing…

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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…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 May, 2015 2

    Film 18 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge!
    A disaster film involving any mode of transportation!

    I don't really even know what to say that hasn't already been said. This movie was awesome. My mind has been totally blown.

    However, I will say this about my experience with my local movie theater. The wife (RecycledSparks) and I went out and had some dinner and then headed over to the theater (we'd been looking forward to this for…