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  • I Give It A Year 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2013 7

    Film #100 of The December Challenge 2013

    I made it the end of the December project 2013! Just barely!!!

    I love refreshing takes on the romantic comedy genre and I Give it a Year does just enough to be in that category. By throwing in a bunch of rom com clichés and very loudly announcing them, it serves as a slightly subversive take without completely breaking free of the genre's functions. It tells the story of a couple who had…

  • The Iceman 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2013 2

    Film #99 of The December Challenge 2013

    The Iceman is a solid biopic of a hitman from New Jersey who killed over 100 people for the mob and to fulfill his own desires. You get to know all about the mostly healthy relationship with his wife and kids, his work ethic, and his impulse to kill very intimately. It wouldn't be a Michael Shannon film without a few explosive blow ups that make you want to rewind and watch them…

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  • In Bruges 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Sep, 2012 27

    What a conversation between Harry and Ken would sound like if they were talking about some lame person who doesn't like this movie:

    Harry: So he's having a really nice time watching In Bruges?
    Ken: Well, I'm having a really nice time watching In Bruges. I'm not sure it's really his cup of tea. 
    Harry: (Stunned silence) What? 
    Ken: You know... I'm not sure it's really his thing. 
    Harry: What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 52

    An explosion of imagination and visual ingenuity, Man of Steel manages to feel like the future of cinema and an instant classic all at once. It follows the bare bones of the source material, then injects a strong dose of modernity and eliminates the duality between Clark Kent the journalist and Superman. The early reviews for this film are polarized for all the wrong reasons. Something that's been slowly building over the last few years has finally come to a…