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  • Absolute Power 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Sep, 2014

    When I watched Absolute Power the first time, I had acquired the DVD from a friend who was selling his collection. I enjoyed it but moved on. Recently I found myself revisiting it and was surprised at how quickly I was sucked back into the story. This is an under appreciated work from Eastwood. What I noticed the second time around was how fascinating the character of Luther Whitney is. Had Eastwood made another film around Whitney, I would not…

  • The Legend of Hercules 2014

    ½ Watched 30 Aug, 2014

    Well this is a diarrhea shart of a movie. What has happened to Renny Harlin since Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger? This is a rip-off of 300 in terms of style and a rip-off of Gladiator in terms of storyline. Hercules' mother has sex with Zeus (the invisible God) to conceive him. That was an unintentionally hilarious sequence that made think of ghost head in Ghostbusters. This movie is wall-to-wall atrocious. There was a bunch of crap with a necklace,…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2013

    "I'm never eating at Benihana again. I don't care whose birthday it is."

    The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese's 23rd feature and his 5th collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is just damn brilliant.

    It is one of the best films of the year. Every cast and crew member is firing on all cylinders. I was tempted to say this is DiCaprio's Goodfellas in terms of his tenure under Scorsese's wing because it has more in common with that, but from a…

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008

    ★★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2014 2

    When I first saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I admit I was probably a bit generous with my rating. I played down its problems because hey, it was a new Indiana Jones film and as a reviewer that was exciting to tackle after growing up with the previous three adventures.

    I have watched this polarizing picture for the second time and was about as entertained by it as I was during that initial theatrical viewing.…