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  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 May, 2015

    A lot of people are going to hate this movie for the exact reason the movie was made. It's a beautiful film with a lot of fun and a lot of heart. At times it feels like a modernized 80's family action flick, and it captures that element of excitement and entertainment well.

    But it's much more than that. The film captures exactly the spirit of Walt Disney, feeling more like an ode to his original concept for Epcot than…

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender 2010

    Watched 29 Apr, 2015

    The Last Airbender does not feel like an M. Night Shyamalan film. Every single line of dialogue is exposition. We're never once given a moment to learn or care about any of the characters, other than being lectured on their backstories. The visuals are hit-or-miss, with tons of blatant cheating and corner-cutting. There's no tension, no build-up to any of the action, and the action itself is slow and unchoreographed.

    I would say it's as if Shymalan had no intention…

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  • The Illusionist

    The Illusionist 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2011

    I wasn't a big fan of Sylvian Chomet's last film, The Triplets of Belleville. I thought it was okay but I had way too many problems with it. In his second major directorial effort, he seems to have fixed a lot of the problems in Triplets, only he has created a few new ones in the process.The Illusionist is about a magician who is coming to terms with the fact that his is a dying trade. Despite his agents' efforts,…

  • Predator

    Predator 1987

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jun, 2012

    Called in by his old partner Dillon (Carl Weathers) to rescue hostages from militants, Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself and his men being hunted in a dense jungle by an alien predator (Kevin Peter Hall). It can blend into its environment, mimic sounds and has heat-seeking vision. Despite being outmatched and outgunned, Dutch decides to take this thing head on to make sure it can't harm any more people than it already has.

    This movie is a prime example of…