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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 24 Jul, 2014 9

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of those rare sequels that manage to be even better than the first film. While I really enjoyed the 2011 remake, I felt the story was a bit simplistic and not the film’s strongest suit. Still, it reinvigorated the Planet of the Apes franchise and showed us how amazing performance capture could be. Weta truly outdone themselves by enhancing even more that technique and by bringing indistinguishable traits for each ape.…

  • 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…

  • Three Colors: Blue 1993

    ★★★★ Bruno Youn Watched by Bruno Youn 26 Jul, 2014 8

    After the transcendental and beautiful The Double Life of Veronique, Krzysztof Kieślowski strikes again with Three Colors: Blue. This film is another powerful drama that is beautifully shot and has a very nuanced and heartfelt performance from Juliette Binoche. Seeing her character struggling to deal with grief and trying to completely free herself from the past was quite compelling as no matter what she does, memories keep coming back to the surface. The gradual acceptance of grief and the need…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Mist 2007

    ★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 26 Jul, 2014 13

    FYI... 3 people in this film are also key actors in The Walking Dead series! (Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Melissa McBride)

    Based on Stephen King's Novel! My original experience with this film was a negative one! I didn't care for the religious zealot Mrs. Carmody played by Marcia Gay Harden! My take at the time was it took away from the threat that hid within the mist!

    I'm glad I gave this one a second chance! I've come to the…

  • Red Dragon 2002

    ★★★½ Gustav Watched by Gustav 19 Jul, 2014 16

    When Brett Ratner said that Red Dragon wasn't a remake of Manhunter he likely meant that Manhunter was a great help to it - both in laying out how to make the procedural scenes gripping and clear ways to change ideas of the characters to make for a new twist. He's adapting a book that already has a great adaptation to its name - which there has a baggage behind it - but this film's aspirations lean differently from Michael…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010

    ★★★★★ Andy Summers Rewatched by Andy Summers 26 Jul, 2014 1

    There have been moments lately when I've really felt my age. The creaking bones, the lethargy of a middle-aged man, even the grumpiness of 27 years of night-shift are starting to show. My wife, my dog, movies, and my LB friends keep me going as the hot weather saps what little energy I have left, but then it's time to kick back and enjoy some me time. First up, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
    There are movies that are so…

  • 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…

  • The Squid and the Whale 2005

    ★★★★★ Evan Watched by Evan 26 Jul, 2014 5

    I absolutely loved this movie and I think that's mainly due to the performances of: Jeff Daniels, Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Linney, and Owen Kilne. Along with the acting, Noah Baumbach's writing is superb.

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★★ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 23 Jul, 2014 6

    HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.

    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!

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009

    ★★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 26 Jul, 2014

    And the magic returns with a bang! Everything that was wrong with Order of the Phoenix is beautifully corrected in this excellent sequel as Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince brings back the darkness to the series that was missing the last time. From its opening moments, it cues the viewers that it isn't going to be a very colourful ride this time and every aspect did come together to deliver a cinematic experience that's mystifying, intriguing & entertaining at the same…

  • Gravity 2013

    ★★½ Hollie Horror Watched by Hollie Horror 24 Jul, 2014 30

    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…

  • 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…

  • Gremlins 1984

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 26 Jul, 2014 7

    It's hard to put into words how astonishingly perfect Joe Dante's Gremlins is. There is simply no horror-comedy that has even come close, except maybe Gremlins 2: The New Batch or The Howling; also directed by Joe Dante. He just understands how to craft a film, plain and simple. He understands that you need to show and not tell, he understands that unnecessary exposition is UNNECESSARY, and he understands that it doesn't hurt to scare the child audience. Truly, this…

  • Purple Rain 1984

    ★★★★★ Hollie Horror Rewatched by Hollie Horror 26 Jul, 2014 23

    There are two kinds of people in this world. There are people like me who love Purple Rain and Prince as much as Prince loves Prince. Then there are other people who, I mean, let's face it -- who cares what they think.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Evan Watched by Evan 24 Jul, 2014

    While Boyhood didn't impact me as much as I'd hoped; there's no denying that this film is an incredible cinematic achievement. Most everyone who's heard about this movie, knows that it took 12 years to film/make. How can you not be impressed with a movie that was in the making for 12 years with all the same actors? Not to mention all these individuals were making and staring in other films. To me, that's just mind blowing.

    Don't get me…

  • Sin City 2005

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 25 Jul, 2014 6

    How have I not watched this sooner?

    How?!?!?!?!?!

    I'm a huge fan of noir. I'm a huge fan of neo-noir. I'm a huge fan of Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, and Elijah Wood.

    And Benicio Del Toro. How could I forget Benicio?

    This movie just rocked my world. The combination of the greatest hard-boiled dialogue on the planet, immaculate visuals, and completely badass stories equals the greatest neo-noir film ever made. Sure, some films that inhabit that…