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  • Amélie 2001

    ★★★★½ Adam Cook Rewatched by Adam Cook 23 Jul, 2014 49

    My name is Adam Cook and I’m a hopeless romantic. I’ve tried to hide it and keep it a secret but the truth is that there’s nothing better than getting swept away in a romance and cinema is the best medium for capturing that intoxicating feeling. From the grand gesture of A Matter of Life and Death to the tentative delights of Before Sunrise, film has captured love in its many shapes and sizes.

    One of the finest love stories…

  • The Dark Knight 2008

    ★★★★½ Todd Gaines Rewatched by Todd Gaines 18 Jul, 2014 77

    The mother of all comic book man superhero sequels finds Batman battling a baddie that not only terrorizes Gotham City in every way you could imagine but haunts your ass with his mesmerizing performance that in my opinion is one of the greatest performances in cinematic history. The mask in his hand. Bootleg Point Break moment. Backstab. Colonel Sharp? Hello school bus. The makeup on his face. The voice you never forget. I prefer Gary Oldman as a baddie but…

  • Sherlock, Jr. 1924

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 21 Jul, 2014 20

    Buster Keaton as a film projectionist by day and a private dick by night in this classic silent movie within a movie. Double duty. How to Books are the shit. Being a janitor sucks ass. Dogs like treats. If you carry a broom around you might get lucky and fuck a hottie. Broke ass bloke. The shit you find in the trash. Beards make you look like a badass. Real motherfuckers don't need to buy expensive candy to impress the…

  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★½ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 21 Jul, 2014 23

    Another incredible effort from Denis Villeneuve! Enemy is a very unique, intriguing and puzzling journey, having a brilliant performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. I was captivated by the story and the way it takes unexpected turns as it progresses. I just love when a movie is packed with interesting symbolisms and ambiguous characters. Once you realize the truth behind the two identical individuals, you understand it’s a story that explores mainly the reluctance to commitment. Jake Gyllenhaal shows great intensity in…

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 24 Jul, 2014 15

    Something is a little bit odd about the residents of Small Town USA in Don Siegel's tale of paranoia at its most paranoid. The Good Doctor. Forrest Gump-esque run. X-ray. Insurance salesmen are shady, if you don't believe me watch the Fargo TV series. Pretend Uncle? Ultra sexy Becky Driscoll. Pretend Mommy? The Lawnmower Man. Danny the Shrink. Jukebox dancing. Jack doesn't look like Jeff Goldblum. Cuckoo clock. The ultimate John Doe. Morticia Addams? It's alive? I've heard that line…

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004

    ★★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 20 Jul, 2014 14

    It is absolutely astonishing to discover what all can happen when you put a promising story that's full of imagination, wonder & endless possibilities into the hands of a master storyteller and watch him/her elevate it to a whole new level. Breaking from the monotony of the previous 2 chapters, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban is the first time we get a genuine taste of how magical, enchanting & mystifying the world of Harry Potter really is and the film as…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 23 Jul, 2014 5

    In 2011, the dead & dusted franchise of Planet of the Apes was successfully resurrected by Rise of the Planet of the Apes; the origin story of the rebooted series, which turned out to be the surprise blockbuster of its year considering that there was no significant buzz at the box-office prior to its release & even the prediction from marketing pundits was never in its favour.

    Three years later, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finally surfaces amidst enormous hype…

  • With Every Heartbeat 2011

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 23 Jul, 2014 22

    Serious Nordic drama about a women named Mia and her future stepsister Frida and what happens when people fall in and out of love. Heavy breathing. Hot tub fun. Crooked flowers. Marlboro cigarettes and Zippo lighters go together like strippers and poles. Double engagement party. Oskar's smile. Daddy Daughter dance. Flirtatious flirting. Electric toothbrush. Toy flute? Frida's warm blue eyes. Moonlight tongue action. The thought you can't get out of your head. Awkward morning coffee. Sexy swim. Erotic touching. The…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★½ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 23 Jul, 2014 16

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is my second Wes Anderson film and I must say I enjoyed it even more than Moonrise Kingdom. He has a very unique style and you quickly recognize his trademarks on screen as soon as the film begins. Once again, there are a lot of colorful and quirky characters and the cinematography is absolutely exquisite. While the narration was a bit redundant and the humor didn’t work for me at times, there were a few hilarious…

  • Schindler's List 1993

    ★★★★★ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 23 Jul, 2014 13

    One of the most powerful films I’ve seen about The Holocaust. Schindler’s List not only shows us the barbarities of war in a very realistic as well as disturbing manner, but it is also a testament of hope and perseverance in this dark period. Steven Spielberg’s earnest direction, accompanied by a brilliant screenplay from Steve Zaillian provide the viewer an experience that can be both devastating and uplifting. The film has one of the most touching endings I’ve seen, being…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★½ Adam Cook Watched by Adam Cook 21 Jul, 2014 27

    When Rise of the Planet of the Apes made its debut it did so with little expectation. After Tim Burton had destroyed almost all potential in the franchise it looked unlikely audiences would ever be interested in a world overrun by apes again. Yet via the stewardship of the relatively unknown Rupert Wyatt, Rise surprised everybody. This was not simply a mindless effects-driven blockbuster but a surprisingly touching character study about a chimpanzee and a scientist who would unknowingly change…

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Reelz Rewatched by Reelz 19 Jul, 2014 12

    Music for your reading pleasure

    "Can you feel me with you right now?"

    It's so difficult for me to relate to (the more realistic) romantic films of this day and age because I've never had a girlfriend in my entire life. I mean, there was that one time I had a "girlfriend" in first grade, but that was only for about 15 minutes because I thought she was my girlfriend because she sat down next to me; she had no…

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 23 Jul, 2014 4


    it packs more raw cinematic energy in 80 minutes than the Marvel universe has in 80 films (there are 80, right?).

    boldly silly, yet electrifyingly assured... brilliant and bonkers in equal measure. so intrigued by the connections between ScarJo's recent projects... there are points in this films that seem to textually connect UNDER THE SKIN and HER... i gots to think about this on less ambien. full review on Little White Lies later this week. kapow!

  • Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★½ CinemaClown Rewatched by CinemaClown 19 Jul, 2014 4

    Ingeniously balancing beauty & horror from start to finish, Black Swan is a harrowing depiction of a passion turning into an obsession which ultimately sets in motion a chain of events that results in complete self-destruction. Apart from being one of the best offerings of its year, this psychosexual thriller is also Darren Aronofsky's finest work since his 2000 manic Requiem for a Dream.

    The story concerns Nina Seyers; a highly skilled ballet dancer who is chosen as the ballerina for…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

    ★★★★½ Reelz Watched by Reelz 23 Jul, 2014 11

    (This review will cover both Volume I and Volume II)

    Yes, this is another "2-in-1" review.

    And no, I didn't do this intentionally.

    Okay, maybe I did.

    Music for your reading pleasure

    "I'm just a bad human being."

    Let's talk about sex.

    I bet some of you are squirming in your seats right now.

    "Why is Reelz talking about sex? It's not like it's totally natural and it's how I was brought into the world! How dare he talk about…

  • Birth 2004

    ★★★ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 22 Jul, 2014 9

    I found the concept of reincarnation interesting at first, but I couldn’t really connect with the characters and the story overall. I was fascinated by Jonathan Glazer’s other work, but I thought a couple of scenes were unnecessary and pointless in Birth. Sometimes the characters behave in a ridiculous way so that also took me out of the movie a little. The performances were okay, but I didn’t find Nicole Kidman to be very believable at times. It just seemed…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★½ Hollie Horror Watched by Hollie Horror 24 Jul, 2014 23

    I never feel like writing anything with new movies where everything has already been said (and probably way better than I could put it), so I will just list a few issues I had with the movie:

    1. This is more of a personal problem but I felt incredibly nauseous after the film ended, I have terrible, terrible (did I say terrible?) issues with motion sickness and that is the only thing I can think of that caused me to…

  • District 9 2009

    ★★★½ Naughty Watched by Naughty 23 Jul, 2014 2

    This is Director Neil Blomkamp's first film and Sharlto Copley's first professional acting gig! I'd say they both hit a homerun!

    A film that hits a little too close to home than we care to admit when it comes to thought provoking subjects like xenophobia, oppression, prejudice and segregation!