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  • Safe Haven

    Safe Haven 2013

    ★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2015

    This movie could have been good as a pure romance or a pure thriller, but it settled for being a schizophrenic mess. Honestly, I loved the first 50 minutes or so; the performances are charming and small-town life looks fantastic, and if there are anvil-shaped "hints" of Katie's "secret" they're easy to ignore. But then logic completely leaves the building and the Sleeping-With-the-Enemy crap takes its place. Maybe if the ending hadn't been spoiled for me my opinion would be different, but that last hour was pretty miserable.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    I loved the hard sci-fi bits and the hint of space opera at the very end. Too bad the movie also includes some really lame thriller elements in the middle and goes full-on magical/fantasy near the end. I'd rather have no answers than silly ones that don't make sense. Really high highs outweigh the disappointing lows, but this could have been better.

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  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★½ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

    I think the distracting time-jumpy structure distracted the screenwriter most of all, because the characters here are all over the place. What's on the screen is actually pretty good, but it feels like a few scenes got cut accidentally and -- with three separate timelines going on -- no one noticed until it was too late. Pretty ballsy to start off with the central character demanding you pay close attention and then reward that attention with ... this movie.

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2011

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Finally got around to the last M:I movie I hadn't seen. It was way better than I expected, but the ridiculous John Woo BS was actually worse than I thought. Way worse. Throw in the horrible overuse of the mask gimmick, and I think the bad surprises cancel out the good ones.