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  • Lucy

    Lucy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 May, 2015

    Weirdest looking anime I've ever seen.

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 2015

    ★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    Fast & Furious 7 is the seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise, a direct sequel to Fast & Furious 6 that intersects chronologically with the third Fast & Furious movie, Tokyo Drift. Tokyo Drift wasn’t really a sequel to anything, but rather an unsuccessful attempt at a reboot that was followed by a successful attempt at a reboot, which was really a direct sequel to the original movie. That sequel was followed by arguably the most entertaining fifth entry into any franchise…

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused 1993

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★ Watched 01 Feb, 2015

    See Also:
    Taken, Haywire, Jack Reacher

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Observations:
    - Gazelle is now one of my favourite Bond henchmen, and she's not even in a Bond movie. She's Oddjob levels of cool though.
    - Unfortunately the movie isn't great with female characters aside from Gazelle...
    - I liked that they didn't try to posh Eggsy up. It's 100% what I expected, and the reason for not doing so was perfect.
    - The Hate Church scene was a bit much.
    - Loved that it built towards complete insanity by the end.
    - There's quite a bit of Steed & Mrs Peel in this.

    See Also:
    Goldeneye, Men In Black, Attack the Block

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2015

    Observations:
    - It's technically stunning, but dramatically underwhelming.
    - The ending made me want to watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon again.

    See Also:
    Synecdoche, New York, Black Swan

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011

    Watched 04 Jan, 2015

    This movie is so mind-numbingly boring it's absurd. Especially considering the amount of effort that seems to be put into making it exciting. It's literally non-stop crazy capers, but it's impossible to care about any of it.

    Guy Ritchie is doing his best Gore Verbinski impression again, and it sucks. It makes me wonder what a Sherlock Holmes movie with more of a recognisable Ritchie slant (and a more recognisably Conan Doyle slant for that matter) might be like. I'm…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2015

  • Coherence

    Coherence 2013

    ★★½ Watched 27 Dec, 2014

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★ Watched 26 Dec, 2014

    ‘Sweetie, hand me my alien gun.’

    Observations:
    - This is about the same length as Boyhood and The Desolation of Smaug. How? Why?
    - I liked Transformers and Dark of the Moon. No apologies. Open mind. Bayhem. Ready.
    - Dinosaurs! Nicola Peltz! Mark Wahlberg as a cool dad/bescpectacled inventor/unwittingly skilled comedian named Cade Yeager!
    - What is with this Jack Reynor kid’s accent? He doesn’t know if he’s Aussie or Irish. Okay, he's Irish. But not really.
    - I’ve been…

  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV 1985

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Dec, 2014

    'If he dies, he dies.'

    Observations:
    - This movie is montage porn.
    - MONTAGE. PORN.
    - I hope they recap Rocky IV movie at the beginning of Ryan Coogler's Creed.

    See Also:
    Rocky, Rocky III

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Dec, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Observations:
    - The one let-down with this adaptation is that Affleck's performance is never mutable enough for the audience to question his character's reliability, so there's not a period during which Nick Dunn seems like anything other than an unfortunate, ill-equipped victim of circumstance.
    - There are improvements from the novel in a lot of ways. One that stands out is the whole not-recognising-Punch-&-Judy-right-away thing, which bugged me in the source text because of how false it felt - it's…