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  • Deliver Us from Evil

    Deliver Us from Evil 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2015

    Kind of dug this one. At least in the beginning. It went completely nuts and overboard towards the end, and in general the ending was pretty abrupt and out of nowhere, but I was digging it there for a while.

  • Three Kings

    Three Kings 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Sep, 2015 2

    This holds up incredibly well. It moves at a fantastic pace and all the performances are spot on - pretty amazing when you think about the different tones the movie juggles. And holy fuck, it looks incredible.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Sep, 2015

    Really quite brilliant. It's the perfect length, hilarious and moving. Pixar knock it out of the park with this one.

  • Housebound

    Housebound 2014

    ★★★ Watched 09 Sep, 2015

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

    I like that it's all over the place with tone but man... what is up with this girl in the lead? Why does she have be such an asshole? I was waiting for the change, but it never came. I did not care at all what happened. The thing is, I don't get why the filmmakers would choose to make her that way. It does not make for an interesting watch.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2015

    I'm always surprised at how great Scorsese is in his scene. I shouldn't be though, but still. What a guy. How far off is Silence?

  • A Perfect Getaway

    A Perfect Getaway 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2015 1

    Pretty hip movie actually. Timothy Olyphant really takes and just goes for it. Short and entertaining.

  • Divergent

    Divergent 2014

    ★★★ Watched 05 Sep, 2015 1

    Kind of enjoyed this. I like the two main performers and one great thing about it is that the action is easy to watch. None of that shaky cam shit. Cheap points but these days it counts for a lot. 3,5 feels like too much though. Ah, fuck it.

  • Kon-Tiki

    Kon-Tiki 2012

    ★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    There is no excitement here at all. Where's the adventure? I feel like 2,5 might even be a little too generous.

  • All the Right Moves

    All the Right Moves 1983

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2015

    Solid early Cruise. It hits a lot of real moments that I really dug.

  • World War Z

    World War Z 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Aug, 2015 13

    This has become one of those flicks that I can always thrown on. I don't know if it's that underrated - what seems to be the consensus on it? - but I don't think there are that many people that actually love the film. Pitt is awesome, it's incredibly well paced and there are so many fun ideas spread around. The tenth man, the way they start fighting back against the zombies, the Israeli wall (just a great visual), it's all well done.

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy 2003

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2015

    I'm dropping it down point five this time. When I watched it for the first time many years ago, it was one of the most fantastic movie experiences I had had up until then. It's still well written, has great performances and flows really well, but it does feel a little dated. The score is also great, it should be said.

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Aug, 2015

    3 and 4 are still a little better in my book.

    But. Rebecca Ferguson is great, the pacing is spot on, the action is all fantastic and the villain is pretty decent. McQuarrie is definitely a solid director.

    Tom Cruise is still the man. He delivers each and every time, in the stunts department, in the acting department, in the star factor department. Cruise on.