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  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur 1959

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2016

    Truly an epic. The chariot scene holds up so well to this day, it's amazing.

  • Citizen Ruth

    Citizen Ruth 1996

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2016

    It's one of those weird situations where Laura Dern is obviously firing away and delivering a great performance, but the character she portrays is terrible and constantly annoyed me. And I know it's sort of the point, and not at all the main point and all that, and whatever, but that doesn't mean I enjoyed watching it. It's perfectly well made and the ending is good, but it was too long and the tone didn't always work for me. By far my least favourite Payne movie.

  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2016 1

    This is how you make an entertaining movie. It's not the deepest stuff but that's not what I came looking for. A good time, a good flick about friends, and the road trip is awesome for this story.

  • The Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush 1925

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2016

    That scene with the house holds up without a sweat, fresh as ever.

  • The Grandmaster

    The Grandmaster 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2016

    It looks gorgeous, of course, which is always expected from Wong Kar-wai but even so, it's beautiful to look at. It's hard to understand exactly what's going on at some points, but in a way it's more about emotions and just how a certain scene makes you feel. Damn it if Wong doesn't always manage to make everything so sad, but in that perfect way where it's the thing that feels right just then.

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night 1934

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2016

    Delightful little movie. It's everything that classic Hollywood is all about to me. Great lines being dropped left, right and centre.

  • Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

    Aliens vs Predator: Requiem 2007

    ½ Watched 17 Jan, 2016 2

    Yeah, well, who knows why..

  • True Romance

    True Romance 1993

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jan, 2016 2

    Just gotta spin this once in a while. Remains as fresh as ever. Val Kilmer kills it so hard as the King and Dick Richie, what can I say. He's an underrated character. No one ever talks about him but there is something there, something hidden under all the chaos. I don't know quite what, but every time I watch this flick I uncover a little more with Dick's character.

  • The Boondock Saints

    The Boondock Saints 1999

    ★½ Rewatched 17 Jan, 2016 5

    I remember liking this a lot and thinking it was really cool back when I started getting into movies. Now it's just... there are some cool scenes here and there, but overall it's not worth much. It kind of has no real story. They shoot some guys, Dafoe investigates, and repeat a couple of times.

  • A Scanner Darkly

    A Scanner Darkly 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2016

    Keanu Reeves is really good here. It's got a rhythm all its own, feels neither too long or too short and the ending rolls around with a lot more weight than I had expected.

  • Night Moves

    Night Moves 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2016 4

    Didn't do much for me. I'm getting really tired of Jesse Eisenberg's default setting. He's got the same look, same mannerisms, in almost everything I've seen him in.

  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin 1925

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2016

    The Odessa steps sequence is well done, but all in all I wasn't all that engaged by this.