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  • Neighbors

    Neighbors 2014

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 May, 2015

    I was unfair to this movie when I saw it in the theater. I had problems with them ignoring their child and the fact that they were really shitty people. Rewatching it last night, I realized that was probably the point. These are all horrible people. They deserve each other.

    Plenty of great laughs and the entire cast oozes chemistry. Glad I gave it another shot.

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 May, 2015

    The rare superior sequel.

    I recently saw Pitch Perfect called a "cult classic", which is ridiculous, since it was pretty much universally liked and made enough to immediately justify a sequel. Still, there is something to be said about how MUCH people tend to like that movie. While I don't think the second one will draw the same number of die-hard fans, it is sure to please the ones it does manage to suck in.

    With just about the entire…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2015

    How do you know if a character is truly timeless? Is it when a certain version of the character is unforgettable? Or is it when the character can come back, thirty years later, played by a completely different actor and still be as effective as ever?

    Fury Road, as my cousin put it, is not necessarily a sequel to the previous Mad Max films, but another tale of a wandering hero called Max. This installment sees Max (Tom Hardy) being…

  • Delusions in Modern Primitivism

    Delusions in Modern Primitivism 2000

    ★★★★ Watched 12 May, 2015

    Really enjoyed this and was upset to see those involved didn't really go on to make anything awesome.

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985

    ★★★½ Watched 11 May, 2015

    In preperation for Fury Road, I have finally finished the trilogy. While it's not as impressive as the previous two films, it is just as creative.

    Some iconic characters and moments make it completely worthwhile.

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    Insidious: Chapter 2 2013

    ★★½ Watched 07 May, 2015

    Creepier than the first and just as visually interesting, but not as creative or fun.

    I'm sure if I were a fan of the genre, I would have more to say about this sequel, but as someone who just isn't into horror, it just seemed like every other jump-scare reliant possession film.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★ Watched 05 May, 2015

    Age of Ultron had the EXACT same effect on me as its predecessor. I was hating it, until the action won me over (and it REALLY won me over).

    To say the action in these movies is great would be a giant understatement. It is, simply put, some of the best, most satisfying all-out action ever and worthy of every bit of the praise it recieves. What blows my mind, however, is the fact that people are so willing to…

  • Insidious

    Insidious 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 04 May, 2015

    Insidious takes the cliched haunted house premise that hasn't ever been interesting and gives it an equally uninteresting spin: "It's not the house that's haunted... It's your child."

    Fortunately, James Wan is one of the most creative Hollywood directors and a dull premise is executed to near perfection, with plenty of amazing visuals along the way. This movie has not one but two scenes that would almost assuredly crack my top ten horror scenes of all time (which, admittedly, isn't…

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine 2007

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 May, 2015

    I don't know how fair I am on this movie. I genuinely love it and have only positive things to say about it, but I don't think it's as good as it can be? But is any movie?

    Still, something about Sunshine comes so close to perfection in my eyes, that I am extra hard on it. I guess I'm just an asshole.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2015 1

    Alex Garland is sort of the king of premises that are much more interesting than they sound. The synopses just don't do his and Danny Boyles' films justice and (especially with the Beach) the movies seem to suffer because of that.

    Ex Machina is no different in sounding simple and defying that expectation. The film opens with a young programmer named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) winning a contest that allows him to spend a week with the head of Bluebook (standing…

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    As many have (perhaps somewhat flippantly) said, this is the funniest abortion movie ever. But it's also the sweetest, and that's what makes it worth watching.

    Robespierre's seemingly honest and heartfelt writing, Slate's hilariously human performance, and that awesome Paul Simon song (from which the film gets its title) all make for a very enjoyable film.

  • The Hunting Ground

    The Hunting Ground 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    The Hunting Ground is a documentary that needed to be made, in order to showcase the massive amounts of sexual assaults that occur on college campuses each and every year. The facts are presented well, with recent, reputable sources to back them up. The interviews aren't wasted, the editing is excellent, and the music is almost always effective.

    The often-ignored subject of rape is one that is constantly being swept under the rug at institutions that use the promise of…