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  • American Beauty 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2015

    Considering this movie's reputation, I was expecting a great deal more. It's possible that I wasn't blown away by the dream/fantasy sequences because I'd seen them all in various reviews and summaries and such. So, maybe I just didn't get the full experience of being blown away by them? Not really sure.

    The story felt surprisingly light, and didn't strike me as deeply as I think fans of the movie would like it to. I did enjoy the mid-life crisis…

  • Patton 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015 2

    I'm a bit torn on my rating for this film, because on the one hand it's rare that a film can hold my attention for 3 hours, but on the other there was nothing that stood out as truly exceptional to me. It's a watchable biopic, with pretty standard-looking editing and cinematography. I never saw a shot that made me say, "wow, that's beautiful/interesting/different." I suppose a possible exception is the opening speech with Scott in front of a giant…

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  • Ninja III: The Domination 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2014 1

    Sort of like mashing together The Exorcist, Poltergeist, Samurai Cop, any Sho Kosugi movie, Flashdance, and Tron.

    So, awesome, obviously.

  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2014 2

    Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.

    Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad to big for Urban's head. That or his…