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    Home 2015

    ★★½ Watched 08 Jun, 2016

    There are fun, inventive aspects to this movie, but it also has its share of problems. I enjoyed how the aliens took over, their overall nature, and the fact that they put the humans all together. But this is still just a fish-out-of-water tale about the main alien, when it could have been more.

    I also didn't care for the fact that this is just as much Rihanna's movie as anything else. She voices Tip and unloads her songs all…

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2016

    I had to set aside some time to see this on the big screen and it delivered. I'm a big fan of what Shane Black brings to the table, in terms of writing and direction. This is only his third film at the helm, but he's been writing similar fare since the late 80's. He is the master of buddy action comedies. The Nice Guys combines his wit, pacing, knack for casting the right actors, and noirish sensibilities into one…

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    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2013

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    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…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

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