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  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★½ Watched 22 May, 2015

    Brad Bird has a lot of ideas. That's part of what makes him one of the more inventive storytellers currently working, along with his ability to develop interesting characters and provide narratives that take people by surprise. The ideas he and his co-writer Damon Lindeloff pontificate on in Tomorrowland are worth exploring; the power of optimism, the wondrous potential of the future and how cynicism clouds our ability to fulfill that vision of utopia that people like Walt Disney strove…

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist 2015

    ★★ Watched 21 May, 2015

    Pointless yet inoffensive. That's honestly the biggest compliment I can give this modern remake of the classic ghost story. There are a few moments where the filmmakers try and fail to reimagine elements of the original and a few interesting twists they have on the characters, but they're not developed well at all. It's a script scattershot by spectacle without the consistent heart of the original or even anything of interest to set itself apart from that comparison, especially when…

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jul, 2013 2

    Many have claimed that The Empire Strikes Back is, in many respects, the superior film of the original Star Wars trilogy and the entire Star Wars saga as a whole (which, for the record, isn't very hard when you include those other three films in the equation). The themes are darker, the characters are fleshed out, the newer characters serve to give the universe further depth and the reveal during the climax is often cited as one of the most…

  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2013

    Not much can really be said about Short Term 12. I'll put it simply; it makes you lose all faith in humanity... and then regain it in the span of 96 minutes. Brie Larson deserves that Best Actress statue now. One of the years best, if not thee best. SEE. IT.