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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 Equalizer 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2014 6

    No idea why it had to be so violent. Denzel is made out to be pretty much a psycho at times. It's mostly good times but it's too long (seems like nobody can make an action movie that's less than 2 hours these days...). It's so over the top too, that it puts the expression over the top to shame. But, like I said, good times.

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2014

    Marv was okay, but that's mostly because Mickey Rourke is such a badass. Other than that, everything was extremely messy and felt like a string of scenes that Rodriguez thought were cool, put together in any which way. It's almost like everything could be shuffled around and it wouldn't make a difference. Rodriguez last good film, when was that? Maybe he's lost it.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014 4

    This has got to be one of the most fun movies I have watched in a long, long time. From beginning to end I was pretty much smiling or laughing, maybe also a couple of instances of me appreciating that a little depth and emotion was added to a superhero movie like this. It's simple emotional stuff but it works and it pays off in the end. I liked all of the guardians which is the most important thing I…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014 2

    Better than the first one. I loved the look of the film - set design, cinematography and most of all I love any movie that shows a post apocalyptic world with plants growing wild. It is a very pleasing visual to me.

    The apes do of course look fantastic but above all I love to see Jason Clarke lead a blockbuster. That man deserves to get some serious screentime. I don't really feel too strongly about the film. All I can say is that it is well made and enjoyable.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2014 5

    Ethan Hawke.

  • 22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2014

    Not as good as the first one but I'll put that down to surprise and of course retreading of previous material. Material that is good though, so it is still hugely enjoyable and just a fun fun ride. Jonah Hill is becoming one of my favorite guys to watch on screen.

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2014 7

    Tom Cruise pretty much always delivers. Say what you will, that man gives 100 % and I respect him for that. I could say a lot of stuff that this film does right, but I will leave it at Tom Cruise.

  • The Rover 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2014 6

    Pattinson and Pearce, who would have known they would be so great together.

    The bullets rip violently like any self-respecting bullet should and the soundtrack is way out there at times which is fitting considering the wasteland P & P are roaming about in. Basically, what I'm saying is, I dig David Michôd's films and I'll be first in line for his next picture.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2014 2

    Good action film for the most part. I didn't really care about the future stuff, just wanted the past with Fassbender being a badass. Man, he can turn in a performance better than the rest of the cast in no time, no matter the film. Too many characters in here though and the sentinels didn't really do much for me either. Jackman delivers as always.

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2014 8

    I'm a little disappointed since it had been getting such good reviews from many people. I think my biggest problem was every time there was a monster fight. It wasn't interesting and they felt drawn out or cut off too early depending on the situation. The effects were good and the film itself looked amazing, so that's always good. The score was pretty terrible though. Maybe not terrible, but it was too much. I liked some of it but after…

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★½ Watched 09 Aug, 2014

    Likeable leads for the most part but the tone was all over the place. I felt like I couldn't really latch onto anything. It had some pretty funny things but a lot of stuff was not up to A-game. Rogen always brings a little something and Rose Byrne is an actress I really like. Apart from that, it was too messy for me to enjoy very much.