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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    My wife and many of her friends were eager to read Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl novel around 2012-2013. I remember how absorbed they were, but I chalked it up as just another murder mystery story and didn't pay much attention when she was discussing details. But when David Fincher signed on to direct the adaptation with Ben Affleck starring, I suddenly became very interested. If Fincher was at the helm I thought, there was no way it could be a…

  • The Trip to Italy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    I don't know if writer/director Michael Winterbottom and stars Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan plan on continuing to make more installments to this series, but I'm all for it if they do. I would love to see how these versions of these two actors evolve over time. France, Spain, South America, or Australia are all areas of the world I'd nominate for part 3. 2010's The Trip and now The Trip to Italy combine our love for food, traveling, and…

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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.…