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  • Kiss the Girls

    Kiss the Girls 1997

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2015

    Freeman is solid as always and Ashley Judd brings some good energy. The rest of the supporting cast is standard boring 90's crime cast, at least in the way they act. It's got some good scenes here and there but overall it's only slightly better than your standard serial killer thriller.

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920

    ★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015 2

    Really quite boring. It has some interesting set design but mostly it just drags even with a running time at 80 minutes.

  • The Rundown

    The Rundown 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2015 2

    It does take a slight dip in the last half hour, but it's fast paced and always fun. DJ always delivers. Great locations, good banter between Johnson and Scott and a good dose of ridiculous fun.

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jul, 2015

    That ending always gets me. Tarantino can definitely write deep, emotional scenes. Don't see why that is something people criticize him for.

  • King Kong

    King Kong 2005

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jun, 2015

    Glad to see I still love this baby. It's truly epic, and it's amazing how fast the extended cut at nearly 3,5 hours flies by. Great casting, and there's a perfect mix of fun, scary, silly, sad and dramatic. Kong looks pretty good, still, believe everything he does and his fight with the T-Rex's is still badass. All the locations are spot on and the different monsters are all appropriately disgusting, menacing or crazy enough. More love for this one.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    Don't really feel anything about this.

  • Taken 2

    Taken 2 2012

    ★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015 1

    Everything about it is dull.

  • The Last Castle

    The Last Castle 2001

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    Silly but fun. Redford is solid.

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    Kingdom of Heaven 2005

    ★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2015 4

    The director's cut really adds to the epicness. It looks gorgeous in every department from costumes to battles and cinematography. Orlando Bloom still doesn't cut it though. He has no charisma and he loses every one on one in terms of shining through. He is no match at all for Saladin - it is quite ridiculous.

    Ed Norton is actually really great in this under a mask. Everyone who loved Frank should check this out for similarly good work.

  • Safety Not Guaranteed

    Safety Not Guaranteed 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Liked this way more than I had expected. Heart's in the right place and it's pretty funny too. Good stuff.

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jun, 2015 8

    Even better second time. Brad Pitt is king. As subtle as he needs to be, he says everything there is to say. Great ending too. Miller kind of makes greatness out of all kinds of small situations that don't have to mean anything big, or that wouldn't mean anything in the hands of other directors.

  • Semi-Pro

    Semi-Pro 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Jun, 2015

    Pretty funny. One of the more solid Will Ferrell flicks.