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  • Broken Arrow 1996

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Apr, 2014

    Solid action flick. Travolta usually delivers as the bad guy. Slater is not really cut out for being an action star but he's good fun. The score is Hans Zimmer gold.

  • To the Wonder 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Apr, 2014 2

    Beautiful film. Olga Kurylenko really surprised me while Ben Affleck didn't quite deliver. I would have liked to see more scenes with Javier Bardem.

    It's one of those films that I need to give a few watches before I'm right in place. For now I know that it looks amazing, moved me and that Malick is still the man.

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014 2

    An amazing experience once again. On a scene by scene basis there is so much that works and I could go on and on listing favorite moments (the flashback with the mother and alligator would be the top, no doubt, though), but when it is all over I am left with a feeling that this is as complete as it gets. Everything you need is right here.

  • True Grit 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014

    Just gets better. The language is on a level so far above anything that it is hard to understand. Bridges and Damon have got to be one of the greatest pairings ever, and on top of their talking-duels you get a fantastic Hailee Steinfeld. I won't even mention Deakins.

  • The Grey 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014

    The ending holds up great, but there was just a little something missing this time around. Maybe it was low expectations first go around. Neeson still kicks ass and almost everyone gets some good stuff to work with.

  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014 4

    Had to take it down a notch. This viewing didn't quite match the way I was blown away in the cinema but I still dig it a whole lot. It looks amazing on blu ray and Fassbender was even better this time around. Knowing how everything turns out though, there were a couple of things that I just couldn't ignore this time around. Last time I was fully in the movie and I didn't really care, but there are definitely things in here that don't work and just are not well written and thought out. Great blockbuster though.

  • The Kid 1921

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    A nice little film full of inventive visuals. The kid is great so The Kid is great.

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014 5

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

  • Joe 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014 1

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

  • Animal Kingdom 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Apr, 2014 9

    This is so close to a full five star masterpiece. Everything about it is extremely well made. The cinematography is fantastic and the performances are phenomenal. The violence hits so hard when it hits. I did not remember the way it flies at you. So fantastic. The scene with Craig running is amazing. So everything works. Except the kid in the lead. Yeah, yeah, I've heard all the talk about him being numb or whatever... poor excuse. He is terrible…

  • Assault on Precinct 13 2005

    ★★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2014 13

    Decent action flick. There was one unexpected moment that was cool but other than that it was awfully standard. Hawke is good but Fishburne is just phoning it in.

  • Days of Being Wild 1990

    ★★½ Watched 05 Apr, 2014 2

    Slow and sort of goes nowhere. There is a lot here that doesn't make sense, at least I didn't care enough to make sense of it.