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  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 17 Dec, 2014 62

    Richard Linklater's bold, brave, daring, experimental, and unconventional filmmaking that tells the story of Mason, and his journey from a boy to a man. FUCK YOU, COLDPLAY! Rock collections are boss. The way Mason watches TV. Oops moment. Tit point. The awesomeness of people actually writing real letters with ink pens. I think I would rather listen to Nickelback on infinite repeat than listen to one Sheryl Crow song. Game Boy pimpness. The fun zero responsibility no child support paying…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001

    ★★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 15 Dec, 2014 20

    Whenever an acclaimed book is chosen for a film adaptation, the biggest concern its fans generally have is whether or not the film will capture the events in the same essence as its author did. However, when it came to adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings on silver screen, the expectation turned out to be so huge that the trilogy was almost doomed to fail for this legendary Middle-Earth saga was no mere literary work & over the years…

  • Home Alone 1990

    ★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 99

    Part of Buddy the Elf, What's Your Favorite Color?

    “Kevin, you are such a disease.”

    There is a temptation to say that the culture is careening headlong toward oblivion. That the things that are popular now are not as good as the things that were popular in yesteryear. That we are all riding a downward slope to an Idiocracy-type society wherein the only joke of any cultural relevance will consist of someone getting hit in the balls.

    But this is…

  • The Godfather 1972

    ★★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 60

    Part of Buddy the Elf, What's Your Favorite Color?

    “Do you renounce Satan?” “I do renounce him.” “And all his works?” “I do renounce them.” “And all his promises?” “I do renounce them.”

    In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love—500 years of democracy and peace. And what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.

    In America, they…

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 18 Dec, 2014 18

    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings did cement his legacy into the annals of literature but it wasn't the novel that really started the Middle-Earth mythology. Instead, it began years ago when Tolkien wrote a fantasy novel called The Hobbit; a children's book very lighthearted & innocent in its tone compared to its much darker successor.

    Decades later, at the dawn of the new millennium, The Lord of the Rings made a historic transition to the silver screen. And so…

  • Apocalypse Now 1979

    ★★★★★ Audrey Hepburn Watched by Audrey Hepburn 16 Dec, 2014 51

    “Someday this war’s gonna end.”

    Chills. When that serene green landscape with those beautiful palm trees and the curling yellow fumes bursts into flame, when the beat drops and that voice begins to sing this is the end, I felt chills run up and down my spine. This was going to be something great. I could feel it in my bones.

    What do you get when you give a brilliant, hubristic mind the freedom to make whatever the fuck he…

  • Schindler's List 1993

    ★★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 15 Dec, 2014 13

    "No dry eye will be left behind" should have been the motto for Steven Spielberg's historical masterpiece! I know I had to wrangle a few rogue tears several times myself! Near the end when Schindler collapsed from grief and guilt and everyone gathered round him to console him I totally lost it! Because by then the full brunt of what I had just witnessed hit me like a ton of bricks!

    A film where no one in the audience is…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002

    ★★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 16 Dec, 2014 9

    Every story usually consists of three acts; the first is where you introduce your tale & its characters, the second is the middle part where the majority of the plot surfaces & character development takes place, and the third & final act is where you tie up all the loose ends to bring your entire narrative to its final conclusion. Almost everyone has a definite idea of how to begin & end their stories but the middle act is always the hardest part. Because…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003

    ★★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 17 Dec, 2014 19

    Every tale embarks us on a new journey, every journey eventually comes to its inevitable end. As for The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring turned out to be a genre-defining classic. The Two Towers astonishingly raised the bar to an even higher level. And even though it did seem near-impossible for The Return of the King to triumph over such towering expectations but against all odds, this final journey of Middle-Earth delivers everything & achieves much more…

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 19 Dec, 2014 9

    When The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiered on silver screen as the first in a trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, the response it received was mostly positive to mixed. The majority of criticism was targeted at the needless expansion of a single film story into three features but, in my opinion, it did commence this latest Middle-Earth adventure on the right note and, despite its sluggish pace, provided a largely satisfying experience.

    The Hobbit: The Desolation…

  • Casino Royale 2006

    ★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 12 Dec, 2014 34

    Truth be told, the only James Bond movies that I've seen in full are the ones starring Daniel Craig in the iconic role. Confession be made, I have no interest at all in checking out the previous instalments of this franchise for whatever bits n pieces I've seen of earlier chapters never intrigued me enough to sit through all of it. And since this film takes the series back to its origin, I don't see any need to give those…

  • The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 20

    “Don’t let it in! Don’t let it in! Don’t let it in!”

    “I love my child,” the woman said,
    As she cuddled him within her bed.
    “I’m exhausted and worn down, it’s true,
    But I am his mother—what can I do?”

    Children are one of life’s great joys. Never let it be said otherwise. Never. Especially if you are a mother. The sun and the moon and the stars all exist only within your child and your role as his…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999

    ★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 18 Dec, 2014 11

    Lets just put my cards on the table I wasn't enamored with this film as I was back in the day when this film first came out! I suppose my ongoing evolution as a cinephile has upped the ante by way of expectations and ever developing tastes!

    Back then it was easier to satiate me with a few light sabre battles with a dude with horns protuding from his head and a brief Yoda cameo! Now not so much! I…

  • A History of Violence 2005

    ★★★★ YI JIAN Watched by YI JIAN 18 Dec, 2014 14

    Oh, that's why it's called A History of Violence. Before today I thought the film is about violent events spanning over a period of time, you know, a history of violence? Violence's history? Nevermind, I'm dumb.

    The film? It's violent alright. Didn't know you can fuck up a person's face this bad with only your bare hands. Ed Harris is the boss. Aragorn is the boss's boss. (Everyone in the film seems to call him Tom. Yeah right, you're not…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 14 Dec, 2014 11

    Breaking the continuity that carried over from Casino Royale to Quantum of Solace, Skyfall is a standalone feature which takes the series to an all-time high by becoming the most successful chapter of the long-running franchise and with its strong word-of-mouth reception also turns out to be the fitting instalment to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bond series.

    The story of Skyfall presents the 007 agent at his most vulnerable after he's accidentally shot down by his own colleague…

  • The Hunt 2012

    ★★★★½ Bjorn Bouterse Watched by Bjorn Bouterse 07 Jun, 2014 10

    87/100

    I don't say this lightly but The Hunt is one of the most powerful films of this past decade. Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg's latest unflinching drama, The Hunt, is a devastatingly look at a horribly real scenario that turns Lucas, a kind and loving man played beautifully by Mads Mikkelsen who is wrongly accused of pedophilia by one of his students at the Nursery in which works. And it explores how the community goes after him in the most…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★ Matt Singer Watched by Matt Singer 10 Dec, 2014 9

    It takes a lot to make a war
    And even then it’s a total bore
    An eagle here, a big orc there
    But so what dude, who really cares?
    Too many armies
    Too many armies
    Too many armies
    Too many armies
    Too many armies
    Too many armies
    Too many armies

    (REPEAT FOR TWO HOURS OR UNTIL TIME FOLDS IN ON ITSELF, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST)

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Bjorn Bouterse Watched by Bjorn Bouterse 18 Dec, 2014 2

    85/100

    Based on the best selling novel of the same name, Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher, one of Hollywood's most highly regarded directed with a brilliant however at times wobbly track record that stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in two different time frames. The character of Nick (Affleck) who on his fifth wedding anniversary, reports that his wife, Amy (Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick slowly sees the…