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  • A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014

    ★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    + Liam Neesson's performance and presence is excellent as always.
    + Consistent visual style that fits the tone of the film.

    - Sense of mystery is quickly erased.
    - Pacing seems off, and the third act drags out a bit.
    - 1999 setting doesn't seem to add anything to the plot.
    - Antagonists lack depth.

  • Dracula Untold 2014

    ★½ Watched 09 Oct, 2014

    + Great production value.
    + Luke Evans makes an interesting Dracula.
    + Main premise doesn't sound that bad on paper.
    + Great CGI.

    - The film's pacing is way off and tries too move through the plot too fast, which is also thanks to its limited 92-minute runtime.
    - Secondary cast seems either undeveloped or misplaced.
    - Underdeveloped villain.
    - Much of the suggested backstory takes a backseat in favour of visual spectacle.
    - Kind of tame, especially for a Dracula movie.

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  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Nov, 2012

    A brilliant film. Time travel is a hard thing to do right, but Looper gets it just right, even making fun of the process of time travel for a second.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 May, 2014

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    Now Days of Future Past has the task of blending the two sub-franchises into one coherent timeline, and it does so in…