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  • The Maze Runner

    The Maze Runner 2014

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    Enjoyable "Kube for Kids" right up until the non-ending, when it's made clear we're going to have to watch 2 more movies to (maybe?) really know what the hell is going on. Interesting mainly as a male focused Hunger Games cash-in, where interpersonal drama and relationships are shifted away as the focus to a more Lord of the Flies style "teen boys jockey for position in a strange situation" along with some puzzle solving that might have come off better…

  • Godzilla vs. Biollante

    Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989

    ★★½ Added

    Major points for trying something different, and some great battle scenes, but in the end this one has too many things going on that don't quite come together for my taste. It's a spy movie about Godzilla cells, it's a mad science movie about genetic engineering and loss, it's a military movie where the young generation tries and fails to defeat the undefeatable problem, there's psychics...just too many threads.

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  • The Getaway

    The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 8

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.