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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Oct, 2014 6

    I'm a little torn on this. The rating could be a little higher, but I'll leave it here since that was my initial feeling.

    Being a David Fincher film, Gone Girl is of course technically brilliant. Not really anything I could say about it in that department that drags it down. Direction, design, look, score, acting, pretty fantastic as always. What does take it down a notch for me though is having read the book. This is an unfair criticism,…

  • The Sitter 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 6

    Jonah is funny. Good times.

    Haters are gonna do what they're gonna do.

  • Your Highness 2011

    ★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 6

    Rarely laugh-out-loud funny but fairly consistently entertaining. McBride is always good for a comedy and the rest of the cast is decent enough. Rasmus Hardiker, playing Courtney, was one of my favourite characters. He had lots of fun little moments.

    There is a lot of stuff here that I just don't find funny at all. The wise wizard was a stupid segment as was the finger monster thing and the leader there, who was horrible. Anyway, it's fun that DGG can do stuff like this and then stuff like Joe. Great guy.

  • Paris, Texas 1984

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014 8

    Gorgeous cinematography. In a theatre. Love it.

    Doesn't so much pack an emotional punch as it just fills you up with pain and sadness and love and family and feelings you don't know what to do with. Things lost and things found. A wonderful film.

  • The Thing 2011

    Watched 13 Oct, 2014 12

    An absolutely horrible prequel, remake, whatever.. the effects are so laughably bad that I don't know how to talk about it.

  • The Double 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Oct, 2014 4

    I'm not a big fan of Jesse Eisenberg but he really delivers here and sells the dual-role thing. It keeps the quirk to a bearable level and the world is well thought out and looks absolutely fantastic. Really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

  • The Cars That Ate Paris 1974

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Oct, 2014 4

    What a fun and interesting little film. It has a great look and a good atmosphere about it. At times it's a little unfocused but I still enjoyed it a great deal.

  • In the Mood for Love 2000

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Oct, 2014

    Tony Leung just always delivers. I can't wait to check out 2046. I had no idea they were as connected as they seem to be, from reading a little about them. Oh well, all will be revealed in good time. This director cat really knows how to put love on screen. It's often sad, though, so that's sort of a downer. Anyway, it's all in the past but he couldn't touch it, he could only feel it, something like that. Ramble ramble, if that's true then it doesn't really matter that I can't quote it correctly. Tony Leung.

  • The Poseidon Adventure 1972

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Oct, 2014

    Solid solid disaster flick. Hackman really steps up his game and goes for it in the last 15 minutes. Great last shot of him. Cracking stuff.

  • The Cable Guy 1996

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Oct, 2014

    A really fun flick with a pretty fantastic performance by Jim Carrey.

  • Blue Ruin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014 6

    I'm amazed at how fast this went by, even though it still has a relatively slow atmosphere about it. Great lead performance. Still missing that last punch that is the knockout though.

  • The Great Beauty 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    I can completely understand the people that would find this pretentious and weird for the sake of being so, but for me it was more than that. It's sort of summed up in that closing music. Something so beautiful that everything else fades away. I couldn't not believe Sorrentino when that music was playing. It might be perceived any which way but I believe that he is being honest and this is coming from the heart. Or maybe not. Maybe it's all "just a trick".