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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2015

    "Hunt is uniquely trained and highly motivated. A specialist without equal, immune to any countermeasures. There is no secret he cannot extract, no security he cannot breach, no person cannot become. He has most likely anticipated this very conversation and is waiting to strike in whatever direction we move. Sir, Hunt is the living manifestation of destiny and he has made you his mission." - CIA Chief Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin).

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Mar, 2014

    [This is from my original Top 10 of 2010 post. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD placed number 1 on my list. Save for a few grammatical errors, I wouldn't change a thing about what I said back then.]

    From the incredible opening credits to the final touching moments, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is the most innovative, energetic, fun, and best movie of the year and recent memory.

    The movie is perfect.

    Edgar Wright has been honing his style for…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

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

    A brief analytical take on THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

    “The String Pullers”

    THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a smart deconstruction of the horror film that doesn’t parody the tropes of the genre, but pays tribute to them.

    Set up as a traditional slasher film, five college kids go out to the cabin in the woods and unleash a demonic force that kills each of them, one by one. Taking a step back, within the first scene, CABIN reveals…

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

    ★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2014

    Kenneth Branagh directs a Kenneth Branagh film, co-starring Kenneth Branagh.

    Kenneth Branagh is not going to let you forget this in a movie called JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT.

    First, let's re-meet Jack Ryan.

    The first act of the film does a good job of re-re-re-introducing us to Jack Ryan. Chris Pine's Jack Ryan joined the military after dropping out of The London School of Economics after watching 9/11 unfold before him. He ends up injured (Ryan has a terrible back…