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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    This film is already worth watching for the CGI/special effects/acrobats that bring masses of incredibly realistic-looking apes to life. I don't usually like/recommend films just because they have great special effects and not much else, but it's anyway not the case here.

    The story is predictable, but not annoyingly so, and it's interesting to see the characters develop and form relationships. Funny enough there's far more character-building going on on the ape side of the equation than the human side.…

  • The Maze Runner

    The Maze Runner 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2015

    An exciting adventure movie - Lord of the Flies meets Hunger Games - with an excellent cast. I mainly watched it for Dylan O'Brian, but was happy to discover Thomas Sangster and Kaya Scodelario too!
    The story is right up my alley as well: A bunch of teenagers is imprisoned in a gigantic maze that's filled with monsters at night.

    The ending to this kind of movie is either spectacular or meeh or doesn't have any. I expected to be…

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  • Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia 2007

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2012

    The focus is not on the monsters/special effects, they're simply the backdrop of a wonderful movie about friendship. I thought I knew what to expect, but it was much better. Amazing actors all around, too!

  • Hard Candy

    Hard Candy 2005

    ★★★★★ Added

    If you haven't seen it: There are 5 people on the cast list. Yes, 5. Those are all the people who appear on screen during the whole movie. And 3 of them are only in for like 10 minutes, the movie basically rests on the shoulders of Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, and boy, can these two act! Especially Ellen Page, I mean, she was 18 (looking like 14) when the movie was made and she's simply incredible in it.…