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  • The Expendables 2 2012

    ★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    Sigh... still, it could have been worse... but the effort required to make it worse would probably have exceeded the effort that they put into the film in the first place.

  • Two Years at Sea 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2014

    What it Jake doing? What does Jake think about? How did he get to this stage in his life? Where is Jake’s family? Is Jake all alone? Does Jake love nature? Is Jake the original mystic wizard ragamuffin? Would Jake be my friend if I went and visited him in his crumble down shanty? Does Jake hate the city because of what it did to him?

    Useless questions.

    I doubt that we will ever learn the lessons of Robert Flaherty.…

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  • Big Trouble in Little China 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jan, 2012 4

    I love it when people tell me that this movie isn't any good - it serves as an excellent way for me to learn pretty much everything that I need to know about that person.

    "Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."

  • Funny Ha Ha 2002

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2012

    “People don’t know what they are doing, myself included. They don’t know what they want or feel. It’s only in the movies that they know what their problems are and have game plans for dealing with them.”
    --John Cassavetes--

    Because it doesn't seem to be socially acceptable to write a review of a Mumblecore film without citing Cassavetes, I felt that I should get it out of the way immediately. Yes, his work has influenced this developing genre. But, if…