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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    This will probably turn out to be my least favorite Middle Earth film. It lacks the texture present in each of the other films. We only get to know one new location (Dale) and we meet no new characters. The love plot is hackneyed.

    Apart from Thorin and 3 or 4 of his kin, the dwarves don't have any lines.

    Much of the CGI action simply did not have heft. The resolution to the battle is muddied. The 2 main…

  • The Expendables 3 2014

    ★★½ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    "I AM the Hague!"

    I have to admit: I like good ol' fashioned stunt work and there is plenty of it here. The early chase out of the dockyard was superb.

    The plot is dumb as nails, and most of the dialog is trite. There are a few gems like the one up above, though.

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  • Before Midnight 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2013

    Please never stop making these. Like seeing old friends.

  • Flash Gordon 1980

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2012

    Sure, much of the acting is terrible. The lead is completely bland. It's dated and sexist.

    But I was charmed. The designs and visions on display took effort to put on screen, and it shows. The kitsch worked for me, and I wish they made more.