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  • On the Silver Globe 1988

    ★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    I feel that almost all the dialogue could have been removed and I would have had a much better experience on this first viewing. The poetic, overwrought monologues, at least, wouldn't be missed. It was fatiguing to have to read the subtitles, listen to shrill voices and take in the many uninteresting speeches when all I wanted to do was look at the great images in this film. Perhaps a second viewing would help, without the expectation of characters to…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★ Watched 23 Nov, 2014

    Again, the overall world they are trying conjure up here doesn't work because there is no genuine sense of poverty or struggle. Also, we rarely see anyone from the districts watching the games and it's hard to believe that they would care much about what goes on there, especially as they must have worked out by now that their tributes are more likely going to die than not each time. It might function as a sick entertainment for those in…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2013 2

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

  • Kick-Ass 2010

    Watched 19 Jan, 2013

    Trivial and asinine. Shocking, only in its mediocrity.

    What would really be shocking at this point, is to have a film with characters that the audience can care about. Not some flippant and superficial scumbags, prancing around in some nonsense action scenes, interacting with some other equally superficial scumbags. If being a superhero means justifying the instant judgement and execution of people they don't know through moral superiority, then I'll pass.

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