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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

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

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009

    ★★★ Rewatched 29 Jul, 2014

    Like, it's not good but it is certainly a lot more fun than I remember it being.

  • Hercules 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    Neither smart or stupid enough to realise its full potential, but it's well enough of both to be a heartily recommendable B-Movie.

  • Bayonetta: Bloody Fate 2013

    Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Completely misunderstands everything that was legitimately great about the game, and hence boring as sin.

  • Star Trek: First Contact 1996

    ★★★★ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2014

    High points of this commentary:
    -Braga and Moore's utter embarassment at "assimilate this."
    -They also spend the entire talking about a bad beat that they're so glad got cut, because it ruined the ending in early drafts. They then get to the ending, and it's totally still there, fuckin' up the ending.

  • Star Trek: Generations 1994

    ★★ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2014

    Extremely fascinating story, a mix of tragedy and comedy, a tale of hubris and what it's like to have impossible goals in life and accepting your failures.

    I am of course talking about the Braga/Moore commentary I watched this time, not the actual movie.

  • 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.