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  • Ronja Robbersdaughter

    Ronja Robbersdaughter 1984

    ★★★½ Rewatched 07 Dec, 2016

    Decided to watch a classic with my sister. This is part of our national heritage, and every novel that the great Astrid Lindgren wrote. She made books that children and adults could appreciate, and they weren't completely dumbed down or scaled back. This has casual nudity, casual swearing, fighting, death scenes and ravaging birds that literally call out for blood.

    The environments are lush and beautiful, but the actors tend to really ham it up in this. This basically wins…

  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Nov, 2016

    I have been curious to check out this Ron Howard documentary about the few years that The Beatles actively toured as a band (mainly 63 to 66 as a popular worldwide recording act).

    This documents those years, what they experienced on the road, how it impacted people, how people impacted them, and why they ultimately stopped. It's a good documentary overall, and it has several interviews with Paul and Ringo, archive footage of John and George, lots of archive footage…

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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Mar, 2013 12

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

    50 fucking stars. A hundred. The Terminator is, was, and always has been one of the greatest science-fiction action thrillers ever made.

    Let me kick it off with a story or two. The first time I ever saw this movie, I would've been about 6 or 7 years old. I was staying with my dad (a shady character) and older brother in a hotel room downtown. We were all eagerly looking forward to the movie, even though my parents had…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2014

    I don't think superhero films should be comedies, history has proven that they work so much better as thrillers. And that's why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favourite Marvel film to date, possibly even more so than The Avengers.

    When someone threatens to cause major damage to S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America has to rethink everything he knows - already trying to adapt to the 21st century, he's making new friends and meeting old ones, thinking of partners lost and…