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  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book 2016

    ★★★ Watched 01 May, 2016

    Enjoyed it well enough. Definitely has its moments, but it didn't really stick with me after it was over.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's not terrible, and I like the Affleck's Batman. Jesse Eisenberg is way over the top, though, the last fight is ridiculous and boring, and Doomsday is the kind of villain that I really don't like. It's just such a messy film, and there isn't really much story here. But it looks decent, the action at least isn't all over the place with shaky cam, and Hans Zimmer delivers a great score. Loved the Superman piano stuff in Man of Steel and I love it here.

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★ Watched 11 Feb, 2016 4

    I'd be lying if I said that I didn't laugh at stuff in this, but I couldn't tell you a single joke that I laughed at. It's all so incredibly forgettable. There's fun here and there, but only in the moment when you're feeling the theatre feel it and you're game for a couple laughs. You're also looking for those laughs so you can't help find a couple, but the more I think about the film the more it annoys…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2016

    Fantastic. The most purely entertaining film that I have watched in a while. Josh Brolin completely owns his role. It's so fun just to tag along with him and see what his work day looks like. Everything moves extremely fast and nearly everything worked for me. All the little characters were, as always with the Coens, fantastic. It might be quite messy, but it's good messy.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2016 7

    Everything that the magic of cinema is to me. It's a shot of the purest film right to the heart. There are sequences in here that are up there with anything else I've seen on screen. The action sequences are brutal, visceral, heart-beating-like-it-won't-ever-stop quality. Also, it might be all that anybody talks about with this flick, but that cinematography. A man at the top of his game, above his game, doing anything he feels like and making it look so easy. A masterwork, and the best film of 2015 that I have seen so far.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2015 5

    A gorgeous-looking film. Not being the hugest Star Wars fan out there - I like the original trilogy a good deal, just not a die-hard fan - this one still has plenty for me to latch onto. For me it does a great job of mixing old with new, and most of the new cast members are really good. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley - fantastic, both of them. Adam Driver... yes, took me a little while, but I dig him…

  • Joy

    Joy 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Mar, 2016

    For the first 30-40 minutes, I was digging the mess that this was. Russell was piling on all kinds of fun stuff. But then it just gets too messy and in the end, the main dragdown is that I just didn't care.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2016 3

    A change of pace for QT. When I found the rhythm and accepted that, I was completely on board. It's one that needs a rewatch with expectations under control, but I do already feel that there are a couple of scenes here that rank among the best Tarantino has written.

    One thing that should definitely be mentioned is that the length of the film was not an issue at all. The intermission helps with this, and I liked where they…

  • Creed

    Creed 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2016

    The best thing about this film is how they manage to mix the old with the new, Rocky's background with Creed's background, and they turn it into something that works both knowing the legacy as well as not knowing the legacy.

    The fights are perfectly done, intense, brutal, real, and Jordan really sells his character, does as much as is at all possible in this film. And Stallone, of course, Stallone. Subtle, perfect.

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2016

    It's full of great energy, and when the time came, it actually had way more depth than I had expected. It still feels a little light, but it hits pretty hard towards the end. Carrell delivers a great performance and Bale is just wonderful to watch. Even bigger fan of him after this one, shows a side of his acting that I hadn't really seen before, just in a subtle way.

  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2015 1

    It doesn't have the same emotional pull as Skyfall, and though there are some good sequences here, there are none that rank with the finest that Skyfall had. But it is impeccably made, and it doesn't really feel too long. How about that take during Day of the Dead?

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016 5

    Trim it a little bit and you've got a pretty badass picture. As it is now, it's still pretty good. Brutal as ... I don't know. Man, that one scene.