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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2015 2

    Now I can put a lid on 2015 as the last person on the planet to have seen Mad Max: Fury Road.

    Yes, I really let the hype train pass me by on this one. While the trailer was kind of appetizing, the idea of seeing a sequel/reboot to a movie that I didn't care for by the director of that same movie didn't interest me. But, something weird happened after it's release. Out of nowhere, this became a surprise…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2016

    I feel like I should start sitting with movies in my head for a few hours before I review them.

    When I first saw this a little over a week ago, I admired it as a high octane action flick that had a lot of thought put into it, but I just didn't love it. And I felt weird for not loving it because it appeared everyone else loved it while I wasn't as blown away. But then I sat…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Dec, 2015

    Not very long ago...
    In a galaxy not so far away...
    I did not give a fuck about Star Wars...

    Yes, the hype train for The Force Awakens completely passed me by. For whatever reason, I wasn't nearly as excited for the release of this new entry as everybody else was and I would've been perfectly content with not seeing it in theaters. In fact, I would've gladly waited until it hit DVD to see it; or better yet, cable…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2015 6

    To be honest, I was just a little weary to go into this movie. Wes Anderson's filmography is very hit or miss for me. My track record for his films are 3-3; enjoyed 3 of his films and wasn't a fan of the other 3 (not including his short films, which would then make me 4-4). I'm happy to say that not only is this a tie-breaking triumph, but easily Anderson's best film for me.

    This could also quite possibly…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2013 14

    If any film Quentin Tarantino made came close to being better than Pulp Fiction and if any film by Tarantino actually might be better than Pulp Fiction, it's Django Unchained

    A bold statement, I know, but Django really is that good. It might be QT's best so far. With films like Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Reservoir Dogs, those films alone make you go into this go in with super high expectations and when a director exceeds those expectations, that…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Apr, 2013 13

    DJANGO!

    Django....

    Imagine if Michael K. Williams played Django, with that same snarl he always gave on The Wire. Imagine everyone shouting "Django! He coming yo!"

    I don't know why, but as great of a job Foxx did in the role, but I can imagine so many actors doing a better job.
    Leo, Sam Jackson, and Waltz however, are too perfect to even imagine replacing.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jan, 2013 10

    On this rewatch, a few things came to mind...

    In my earlier review, I defended Tarantino's use of "that word" because it made it feel authentic and Southerners said it a lot back then. Now, I realize he used it so often I wonder if he was aware there are other words in the dictionary. It doesn't hurt the film too much for me, but it's ridiculous how often he uses it.

    On my first watch, there were so many…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Apr, 2015

    I don't know what else to add to this movie. I've seen this a bunch of other times before (though this is the first I've seen this in years) and you all know how great it is by now so I'll just say this:

    1. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz make for the best Ebony & Ivory type duo since Gibson/Glover from the Lethal Weapon franchise.

    2. Samuel L. Jackson is the biggest show stealer; not just because he was almost…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to....

    Christoph Waltz.


    Me: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!


    Smile damn you smile! Waltz won!!


    And congrats to Tarantino for winning another Screenplay Oscar! I couldn't agree more when he said "This will go down as the writer's year man!" because this was an amazing year for scripts and the scripts are the reason 2012 is now my favorite year for film.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    I didn't see Django again (not yet anyhow) but for anyone who thinks Tarantino uses "that word" too often, this might be a little interesting to you...

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Mar, 2015 1

    Wow.

    Fuck. Me.

    Pardon me if this comes off as more of an influx of awe-struck words and less of a review but...WOW!

    This is the most intense movie I've ever seen in my life.

    This is a movie that draws a fine line between what it means to be motivated and what it means to be obsessed. This is a movie that makes you wonder if it's possible to go too far or not far enough. This is a…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jan, 2016 1

    Had to start the New Year off with the right tempo.