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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 21 May, 2016

    You could call The Nice Guys an updated version of Kiss Kids Bang Bang. It has many of the same elements, but it's more polished, even if Gosling and Crowe aren't 100% as charming a duo as Downey Jr. and Kilmer (but they're close and have their own strengths).

    Also, it's a reason not to judge a movie by its trailer, because this movie brings way more than you'd expect (if you weren't familiar with Shane Black). It's overloaded with fun, and bound to have some staying power. Must see

  • Mississippi Grind

    Mississippi Grind 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 06 May, 2016

    Solid semi-indie not quite mainstream flick.

    Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds form an odd combination that more or less works. The film is an opportunity to showcase Mendelsohn, but the material doesn't give him enough to work with. Or perhaps it is showing his limitations, at least in terms of carrying a film. I love the guy, but he's done much better work with less screen time.

    On the other hand, I doubt Ryan Reynolds has done any acting as…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2012 21

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012 2

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this; these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…