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  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2014

    "People, they love blood. They love action. Not this talky, depressing, philosophical bullshit."

    Even having watched this a few days ago I'm still not sure how to describe what I saw or what I thought. There are so many ideas here--and many of them are colliding with each other--and it's all wrapped around dark, comedic magical realism. Most of it works even though while I was watching it I was wondering how.

    I can't even begin to write the long…

  • The Battery 2012

    ★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2014

    Even though I know this was scripted it was definitely the closest thing to a mumblecore zombie film I've ever seen. Who makes zombies the background in a zombie movie? It's so different, and it didn't completely work, but I enjoyed the attempt to do something different with the subject matter.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2014

    I've never enjoyed a superhero movie more than this. While a superhero's abilities often separate him/her from the average person, this film makes the superheroes into a type of everyman. They are more easy to relate to than characters such as Superman or even Captain America. I've never read comic books and have never even heard of these characters, but I'm definitely a fan now. The casting, the special effects, the writing, the tone, everything about this film worked extremely well. I would definitely recommend this to friends--even if they are not into science fiction or superheroes.

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jun, 2014

    Growing up with all brothers I've seen many Godzilla movies. (This time it was my husband who wanted to see Godzilla). Of all the Godzilla movies I've seen though, this is the first one I ever enjoyed. Not Oscar worthy of course, but better than the average summer blockbluster. I loved that the 3D also added to the experience, but wasn't filmed specifically to have things hurling "toward" you every few seconds. I also liked that the film avoided some (not all, of course) of the typical blockbuster plotting cliques.