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  • The Retrieval

    The Retrieval 2013

    ★★★ Watched 02 May, 2015

    2015 Movie Project | #7

    A slow but engaging movie. It's well-shot and fairly well-acted when the actors are given stuff to work with, but it never reaches another level. It just sort of sits firmly in "good" and never strives for "really good" or "great".

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014

    ★★★ Watched 02 May, 2015

    I'm told this movie had a casting director of some sort.

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  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Dec, 2014

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

    This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★½ Watched 04 Jul, 2013

    If you're going to reboot a franchise that's only been dormant for five years, you have to give us some sort of indication that you care. Christ, what a train wreck.