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  • The Return

    The Return 2003

    ★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2015

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

    2015 MOVIE PROJECT | #1

    The Russian title of The Return is Возвращение which can also translate to "reappearance". I bring that up because it is a much better title for the movie. In my mind, a return implies coming from somewhere identifiable, somewhere important, and the action of returning itself is more significant. In this case, the father simply appears to the surprise (dismay?) of everyone involved. It's seemingly irrelevant where he came back from or why he's here.…

  • Chappie

    Chappie 2015

    ★★★ Watched 07 Mar, 2015

    It's not a great film by any measure, but Chappie is nowhere near as bad as some of the professional review types are saying it is.

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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.

    The…

  • 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.