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  • Trapped in Paradise

    Trapped in Paradise 1994

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Dec, 2014 4

    Tempted to give this the whole 5. I'm convinced Cage took over the set and rewrote the script to fill it with the absolute dumb insanity that is in here.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Dec, 2014

    One of Tom Cruise's best films lately. It is rock solid and entertaining from beginning to end. Blunt is great and she and Tom Cruise really have great chemistry. It is very rewatchable as well which counts for a lot. Looks great, sounds great, feels great.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014 25

    Where to begin.. I don't care enough about this to discuss everything.

    It was my first time experiencing 3D 48 fps and while it was interesting, it was frankly quite distracting and didn't really add anything. The 3D is by now convincing as much as it can be, but why do we need it? I think, having seen a couple of 3D films now, I just don't need it. It does not feel like a film and even less so…

  • Two Lovers

    Two Lovers 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Dec, 2014

    Joaquin is great as always, let's just get that down in writing to begin with.

    James Gray is weird for me though. I've seen all of his films now, except The Immigrant and the same thing applies to all of them. They are well made and well acted but there is a weird sort of distance to things going on. Everything feels far away and a little cold and it's really hard to relate to any characters. I hope The Immigrant can break that pattern for me.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 Dec, 2014 2

    Chris Pratt is a star. I hope he makes it through all the major films he's in these days and that it doesn't wear him down. He's got real movie star charisma.

    Still love the soundtrack.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Dec, 2014

    Jake Gyllenhaal is on one of the greatest runs right now. He keeps mixing it up and each time I see how young he is, I'm amazed at how many fantastic different roles he has played already.

    Nightcrawler is one of his strongest performances yet. He is fantastic and just draws you in in a weird way.

    I loved the ending, really one of the best endings of the year and the music tops everything off perfectly.

  • Hello Ladies: The Movie

    Hello Ladies: The Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2014

    I like Stephen Merchant, I like the show, I like the movie.

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves 1948

    ★★★ Watched 05 Dec, 2014 10

    This guy is probably the worst runner ever seen on film. Put a little bit of energy into it, if you're really sad about losing that bike.

    Maybe a remake with Tom Cruise. He could really sell it. Let's hear it for the best runner out there.

  • Stalker

    Stalker 1979

    ★★★ Watched 03 Dec, 2014

    Finding it hard to rate this one. It is very well made and it is worth watching for the cinematography alone. But it just didn't interest me that much. Good acting but much of the dialogue I could have done without.

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Dec, 2014

    Go here for your acting masterclass. Kechiche is not the greatest director out there from the looks of things. He loves closeups a bit too much but the actors make it work. Exarchopoulos and Seydoux are sensational, phenomenal, magnificent.

    It brings the truth, goddamnit, and that's all we need.

  • Fruitvale Station

    Fruitvale Station 2013

    ★★★ Watched 30 Nov, 2014

    I'm having a little bit of a difficult time with this one. Strong performance by Jordan and for the most part the cast in general, but the filmmaking did not really connect with me. The screenplay is pretty weak. It feels like there is a lot of filler and they just didn't know how to go about making a feature length film out of this. There are also several lines that are plain bad. Maybe it's what people really said…

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013

    ★★½ Watched 29 Nov, 2014

    Really have nothing to say about this. There are a coupe of cool survival movie moments but not a whole lot. A few of the supporting actors are interesting but I don't really care about Jennifer Lawrence. She is constantly looking sad and moody and her man Peeta is even worse. Not on board with his acting style at all. PSH brings it of course. Just an all around uninspired piece of moviemaking and it is way way too long. Two films after this one? It's so obvious and unnecessary that I'll probably go to sleep now.