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  • Diabolique 2017

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2013 4

    Incredibly well made. That's the best thing I can say. Every single department is turning out fantastic work and it all makes for one of the great thrillers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2014 4

    I don't even think it's a case of too high expectations. This wouldn't have worked for me even if people hadn't been praising it to high heaven. The Godfather of action movies? Come on.. The story is so standard it hurts. That doesn't have to be a problem though. I can get on the wagon that says this is all about the action, but let's be realistic here.

    Action films are not made for 2,5 hour running times. And please,…

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014 5

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

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2014 8

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

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2014 31

    This is probably a 5 star on a rewatch. So many delightful things going on. Ralph is phenomenal, so great to see one of my favorites doing fantastic work. This has got to be the most amazing cast ever as well. Mindblowing.

    It looks fantastic, it's hilarious, it's got Jeff Goldblum - what more do you need? Goldblums coat-check scene is the greatest thing ever.