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  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story 2004

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Jul, 2014

    Only two characters matter in this film and they are Cotton McKnight and Pepper Brooks.

    Fuck everyone else.

  • You Only Live Twice 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014 2

    I was worried after the previous two that I simply didn't like James Bond films, but finally one comes along that has a handle on competent storytelling.

  • Thunderball 1965

    Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    When the best part of your movie is a hilarious fight scene played almost entirely at comedy double speed, you have made a bad action movie.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    The recent Apes movies are like a middle finger to Abram's Star Trek's rejection of sci fi as metaphor, replacing theme with spectacle and making nonsense action movies.

    Dawn represents a completely different philosophy. Every element of the movie is in service of its greater thematic aims. Even the fuckin' Aspect Ratio has been chosen deliberately and carefully. It's what sci fi should be.

  • Goldfinger 1964

    Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    In which taut spy pacing is replaced with over-the place nonsense, a shady spy organisation with an oafish man who wants to nuke gold, and James Bond the throwback chauvinist is now James Bond the actual violent rapist.

    And for some reason it's seen as the classic one? The hell were you all thinking?

  • Boyhood 2014

    Watched 17 Jul, 2014 1

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

  • From Russia With Love 1963

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    From Russia With Love would be a fuckin' perfect James Bond movie if it didn't stop in the middle for 20 minutes to be incredibly racist and misogynistic for literally no reason whatsoever. Bond himself is an awful sexist dick, but at least in this film that's actually literally the reason the villains try to get him in the trap, the movie's totally self aware about it. But like, stopping the entire plot for 20 minutes for some bullshit?

    It's offensive, to screenwriters at the very least.

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991

    ★★ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2014 10

    Terminator 2 is a tragically incompetent movie in the areas where it counts the most, you liked it because you were all 12 when you saw it.

    That's right, I'm throwing FIRE today, Letterboxd.

  • Dr. No 1962

    ★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    Of all the James Bond films, Dr. No is certainly one of them.

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013

    ★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014 1

    There are a couple of good jokes, and some moments that are at the very least affecting, but the overall arc of the film runs counter to everything that was great about the first one. It's to be expected, Cloudy 1 had emotional closure and didn't really leave much more room for character growth, but still it's disappointing the route they took it down.

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004

    ★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    A disappointing film, with such potential in style and tone, plays out with a central relationship as boring as it is frustrating and a visual style that makes no use of the freedom its techniques afford.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Apr, 2014

    Don't mind me, just filling in rewatches I didn't log at the time. I watched Avengers again with my dad -- SURPRISE, it is still great.