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  • 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.

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Feb, 2014 6

    A solid and very entertaining spy flick. It goes overboard with action towards the end but that's how it goes. Good villain, nice couple scenes with the Cost, decent relationship between Pine and Knightley (inspired by FilmApe Knightley is now growing on me and I quite like her), and Pine really is very solid. All in all - solid stuff.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2014 14

    I've been up and down with this since I came out of the theatre. At first I was a little disappointed but I don't think that's quite it. It was kind of different than I had expected. It was very similar to Goodfellas, only I feel Goodfellas pulls you in a little more emotionally. At first I felt that this was a problem, that I didn't care enough about anyone in Wolf, but it encompasses so much. And DiCaprio. So…

  • Lone Survivor 2013

    ★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2014 2

    As an action movie it's good but nothing more than that. Really no depth here. Ben Foster should be in everything though.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Jan, 2014 23

    Is this the same guy who was in the Master? Get the fuck out of here.

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 27 Dec, 2013

    The good things were better and the not so good things stuck out a little more in a bad way.

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Dec, 2013 10

    Didn't quite live up to my hopes based on the trailer. After all is over it feels kind of empty. But Stiller did a good job. It looks good and it's a well-meaning film that just wants to take you on an adventure. It's a fun adventure, only it feels a little like you're just going from A to B to C and on on on.

    Sean Penn is badass.

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2014 6

    I really don't get the Scorsese comparisons with this one. They have very superficial similarities but that's about all.

    Anyway, it's not quite as good as I had hoped but then again I kind of lowered my expectations a bit after the mediocre reception and I quite enjoyed it. Certainly some of the most movie fun I've had in a while. Brisk pace, great actors having a great time and a slight depth from Bale that crept up on me.…

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Jan, 2014 2

    Enjoyed this one way more than the first. We get right into things and it's full of action throughout. Good action at that. Lots of fun and inventive set pieces and formidable foes. Smaug gave me what everyone apparently got with Gollum in part 1. I thought Gollum was boring but Smaug was fantastic. Now I'm actually just a little bit excited about part 3.

  • Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2014 17

    Really enjoyed this one. Bruce Dern is of course outstanding but I really enjoyed Will Forte in a very subtle role. Subtle is really the thing about this film. Everything just unfolds slowly and nicely and it's really a heartwarming little story.