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  • The Avengers

    The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 23 May, 2016 37

    Loki, the God of Emo, steals this blue looking superpower energy source. If in the wrong hands, the blue stuff will make the world a living Hell. So, what do you do to save mankind? Well, you assemble the Avengers, and pray their egos can all fit in one room. 

    I get it now. You need to watch the previous MCU movies, to fully appreciate this colossal gathering of the Mega Powers. I watched this, between a couple of Cap…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★½ Eli Hayes Rewatched by Eli Hayes 20 May, 2016 34

    K, time for an actual capsule review:
    The Neon Demon is an effective, albeit deeply disturbing commentary on physical artificiality and the social construction of beauty as the chief significance in not only the entertainment and fashion industries, but in life, relationships, everything. Needless to say, it's not for the faint of heart; prepare for the utilization of cannibalism and necrophilia as metaphor. Yeah.

  • The Do-Over

    The Do-Over 2016

    davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 27 May, 2016

    When Adam Sandler struck a four-picture deal with Netflix in the fall of 2014, it made a great deal of sense. The streaming service is the perfect home for the comedy superstar's limp shtick — some people make films that are intended to be seen on the biggest screen possible, while Sandler makes films that play best on your roommate's crusty laptop when you're recovering from a wicked hangover on a Sunday morning.

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  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 22 May, 2016 20

    83/100

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is the most bubbly, witty, joyous spy picture in years, so of course, most viewers shrugged their shoulders and went on with their lives. I don't necessarily blame them, however, especially because it's almost *too* old-fashioned. Action is shown through zig zaggy split-screen montages (embodying a certain kind of comic-book flair that is so 60s), its groovy soundtrack moves effortlessly through all the exotic locations and setpiece moments (to the point of overpowering the image…

  • X2: X-Men United

    X2: X-Men United 2003

    ★★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 26 May, 2016 34

    Well, shit.

    I heard this movie was an improvement but I did not expect THIS much of a jump in quality from the admittedly pretty solid start. "X2" is everything a follow up should be. It takes the ground work laid from the original and expands on it, reaching for bigger and richer themes and action on top of bringing in new characters and upping the stakes to a global scale.

    Moving along at a great pace to keep everything…

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger 2011

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 22 May, 2016 25

    Steve Rogers, a skinny asthmatic kid from Brooklyn with dreams of serving his country in the fight against the Nazis during WWII.  

    While not the best MCU movie, the First Avenger is very important to the overall development of the MCU. Of course, there's the Steve Rogers / Bucky Barnes bromance. Without it, who knows? But, it's the Howard Stark / Steve Rogers connection that's going to lead to a Civil War. From the creation of Cap's shield to what…

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009

    Arielrocks5 Rewatched by Arielrocks5 26 May, 2016 50

    You know? When I first watched this movie about a few years ago (Maybe a bit longer I can't remember), I thought it was, okay. Yeah. Just, okay.

    A fun little action flick that held my interest for a good while with a cool climax that made me sorta feel happy. Now, after finally experiencing better forms of both Superhero/Comic book and regular cinema in general, this isn't just a bad "X-Men" movie. This is just a fucking terrible movie…

  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 26 May, 2016 11

    *previously a 79, now an 86*

    The greatest superman story ever? Zemeckis wants to bring movie magic back into the world, and this story of passion and elegance makes the case that a little whimsy and good ole fashioned tenderness is just what we need. Could do without the narration during the wire walk sequence, but the structure seemed more fluid and jazzy on this rewatch, aiding the connective tissue of the film as a whole. With heavenly usage of 3D and CG elements, The Walk should be known as one of the best films from 2015. Too bad no one went out to see it.

  • The Angry Birds Movie

    The Angry Birds Movie 2016

    ★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 25 May, 2016 38

    Gonna be honest, I can't really think of a whole lot to say about this movie so all I'm going to say is the following.

    I have the sense of humor of a nine year old. I like pretty colors. Today I had a meet up with a girl I meet a couple days ago so maybe I was in too good of a mood when I watched this in a mostly empty theater with the exception of like, one…

  • Misery

    Misery 1990

    ★★★★★ nathaxn walker Watched by nathaxn walker 24 May, 2016 11

    Misery is the best book-to-screen adaptation of any of Stephen King's works. More than any other director, Rob Reiner knows intuitively how to translate King to a motion-picture format. Misery and Stand By Me are note-perfect, glowing from the inside with a warmth and and ease, frequently surpassing their source material by avoiding clunk or ham, brightening the tonal palette, and fully exploring the smaller territories of these tales with an eye for detail and a sense of pacing and…

  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    Sally Jane Black Watched by Sally Jane Black 26 May, 2016 4

    It's not supposed to be this way. Hollywood reboots are unilaterally terrible, cash ins, whitewashed garbage that plays up the cheapest aspects of the originals, matches it beat for beat but only in the shallowest possible way, ignoring the thematic resonance that made it great in the first place. Yet, here we are, something that takes the fundamental underdog story of the original and builds upon it in a way that makes it more complex, modern, and re-invigorated, in a…

  • Necronomicon

    Necronomicon 1993

    ★★★★★ nathaxn walker Watched by nathaxn walker 25 May, 2016 6

    In what is most assuredly a high-water mark for the era of slimy, psychedelic practical-effects-driven occult anthology horror, Necronomicon is a lurid, lavishly artificial beast of a film. Three adapted Lovecraft stories and a wrap-around featuring Jeffrey Combs as an H.P. Lovecraft loose in a private library housing many forbidden texts, including the You-Know-What. Each tale is unlocked, telescoping back and forth in time, space, and dimensions of reality. Christophe Gans gets the Cthulhoid Revenance on, featuring the greatest Gill…

  • The Do-Over

    The Do-Over 2016

    Matt Singer Watched by Matt Singer 27 May, 2016 2

    If this was the do-over, I don’t want to see the first attempt.

  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 18 May, 2016 10

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    100/100

    "Sorry about the noise."

    "I was gonna call the cops."

    "I wish you would."

    Disciplined, intoxicating cinema; a nuts and bolts crime thriller titillated through Nicolas Winding Refn's vivid neon aesthetic. Formed by gentle smiles and intimate, silent romance, Drive continues to electrify viewers because its stakes are based in unspoken feelings and heavy hearts. "A Real Hero" fills the air as the Driver, Irene and Benicio visit paradise, if only for a little while before trouble shows up…

  • X-Men: The Last Stand

    X-Men: The Last Stand 2006

    ★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 26 May, 2016 35

    From the director of such masterpieces as "Rush Hour" and "Hercules" staring The Rock, comes a the last installment of the original "X-Men" trilogy! Now, with stuff like that under a director's belt? How could this possibly be bad!?

    Well............yeah.

    .....I dunno. There's a lot of stuff I liked honestly. Cinematography wise I think it's probably the best looking of the original trilogy and being far less dated in that regard. (More so in others but I'll get to that…

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 20 May, 2016 2

    75/100

    The definition of pure summer pleasure. Shane Black builds a comedic duo like no one else, but Gosling and Crowe take every frazzled, frustrated, blumbering word and morph it into hilarity. Gosling, in particular, is the undeniable showstopper, adding clarity and innocence to an already lovable doofus of puppy-like charms. And although the action is crisp, its Noir elements crumble to pieces because of the flabby pacing. These rough patches take a special film and lower its aspirations to the point where walking out with a satisfied grin was strangely disappointing.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★ Evan Watched by Evan 26 May, 2016 4

    Also known as X-Men: The Mummy Returns Part 2

    (More to come)

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 20 May, 2016 77

    My experience with "Captain America: Civil War" was like me trying to find faults within a giant grey wall. It's all it set out to be and do, and does it flawlessly, but you never really gain much of an emotion out of it.

    Never was there any moment that made my jaw drop or rip my hair out in rage, spending most of the run time staring at the screen with a look of pure indifference.In turn that's sorta…