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  • Sharknado 2: The Second One 2014

    Watched 31 Jul, 2014 1

    I saw this in a packed cinema with a crowd who was having a lot of fun. The guy next to me brought in a cask of wine. They gave us these stupid shark hats.

    That is the correct way to see this movie. It's super terrible, and super dumb. It's more self conscious than the original, trying (and somewhat succeeding) to ramp up the silly action scenes.

    There's a lot more product placement in this one, so have fun with that.

    I enjoyed myself plenty. This is more words than Sharknado 2 deserves, so I'm going to stop writing.

  • A Man for All Seasons 1966

    ★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2014

    Recovers well from a very, very dry opening hour. It's a fantastic lead performance. Once it gets going, it's a really solid film.

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  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2014 3

    After some research and a rewatch, I understand it. It almost feels like a totally different movie to the one I watched just a couple of hours ago. I liked both.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    Incredibly good. It's a significant improvement over the already-great Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    How can the eighth movie of a franchise feel so fresh? After the success of Rise, Reeves' movie could easily have iterated on that movie, but instead it makes true progression from it.

    The film is thematically rich, making us not only care about the consequences of actions, but to sit in the cinema thinking about them and their implications. We see and understand…