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  • Gangster Squad 2013

    ★★ Watched 06 Jun, 2014 1

    Quick Review :

    From the director of the very entertaining Zombieland and the good-ish 30 Minutes or Less comes this violent yet unengaging gangster flick.
    Ruben Fleischer seems to be on a downward spiral. In Gangster Squad almost nothing clicks, a bit of humour to loosen things up is nowhere to be found and interesting characters are sparse.

    The fascinating story of Mickey Cohen is so much more interestingly covered in other works (just think of James Ellroy's LA crime…

  • Castle in the Sky 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 31 May, 2014

    Another Myazaki, another winner. Interestingly enough I didn't like it quite as much as Nausicaä even though Castle in the Sky seems to be much more acclaimed. However, this does not mean in any way that Castle in the Sky isn't a great movie. No, the contrary is true, it is a film that enchants you, has a great story and characters (even though I tend to be a bit annoyed by child protagonists, heartless monster that I am) and…

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  • Deep Blue Sea 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Aug, 2013 16

    Deep Blue Sea is a mess, but a deeply entertaining one (if you pardon my stupid pun)

    Because it's a mess and because I'm lazy and tired, I'll just provide some thoughts and notes, instead of a proper review:

    * First of all, Saffron Burrows. She's pretty and all that, but what a black hole of charisma she is in this movie. I don't think she emoted at all, even when she was in danger. I know, that she was…

  • Candyman 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2013 5

    "Week 1 of the Adapted April Challenge"

    Film 3 of the Top 50 Horror Project

    I was very excited that my first assignment was to be Candyman , a movie that I wanted to see for a long time. I had heard very much about it, but mostly that it was an important horror movie everyone interested in horror should see. So I knew nothing specific about it and just figured it would be an usual horror flick about an…