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  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2014

    Bizarrely entertaining.

    There is a simplicity in casting Scarlett Johansson as an action heroine and overall badass, but besides adding to the ensemble in Marvel's superhero films it really hasn't been done before so credit has to go to Luc Besson for giving the actress the platform to shine in the lead and show Marvel she can more than anchor her own vehicle.

    Scarlett Johansson is Lucy, a girl with bad taste in men. She gets caught in a drug…

  • The Magnificent One 1973

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2014 1

    I like to think I am a big fan of Jean-Paul Belmondo's oeuvre. And by that I don't really mean the nouvelle vague films he did with the Godard's of this world, no it's the charming adventurer/scoundrel-ish tongue in cheek action films I prefer with L'As Des As as my favorite. The problem is that I haven't seen all of these films and when I saw De l'autre côté du périph recently and it referenced the Belmondo classic Le Professionel

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  • Panic Room 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014 2

    That one David Fincher feature film that I still needed to see.

    Panic Room may seem like the most straightforward film in Finchers oeuvre. It's a thriller about a woman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) who just moved into an old New York house. In their first night robbers arrive and they flee into the safe room the house is equipped with. The big conundrum is that whatever the robbers seek is in this so-called panic room.

    It's…

  • Chaplin 1992

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    Capturing the brilliance that is Charles Chaplin.

    Charlie Chaplin is not an easy person to just do a biography on. An iconic figure whose work is the stuff of legend. It’s hard to translate such a person to a believable story featuring likewise performances. For anyone who has seen Richard Attenborough’s dignified Gandhi it does not seem like he would be a bad choice to lend his gravitas to this material. It works out exactly like that as Attenborough and…