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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    As someone who thinks the first X-Men film is the only really good one (putting me in the rare category of people who feel X2 is the inferior film), I came into this expecting not to like it. Instead, I thought it was brilliant.

    Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, writing for the AV Club, expressed it best: '[This] is the first Marvel movie to truly embrace comics-style storytelling. Context-less and origin-story-free, it presumes that its audience is familiar with all relevant character traits,…

  • Kung Fu Panda 2008

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2014

    This film suffers from the standard suspension of disbelief problem that any 'pathetic protagonist masters in a few days a discipline that takes others a lifetime' story does. If you're willing/able to overlook that, this is an otherwise entertaining romp that features some truly excellent slapstick humour.

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  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2014

    This and the next film are really one story and as a result, it's difficult to properly judge this film on its own. A ton of characters are introduced and very little is resolved. The good news is that with so much going on, things are never boring. I look forward to giving a fuller appraisal in September.

  • Rounders 1998

    ★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2013

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