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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    With The Force Awakens, Star Wars thundered back into movie theaters with a gargantuan marketing campaign and record-setting box office receipts. Last night, I was finally able to catch this in 3D in a packed theater at 7:30 on a Friday night, nearly two weeks after the rest of humanity of course. I had intentionally kept myself relatively free of spoilers and Internet hype, knowing next to nothing about the characters and the plot and thankfully seeing this with mostly…

  • District 13: Ultimatum

    District 13: Ultimatum 2009

    ★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    District 13:Ultimatum is an inferior sequel to the much more action-packed, inspired and interesting District 13 from five years before. While the first was a parkour-driven crime actioner with twists and subtle social commentary, this is nothing more than a meandering pale shadow with murky political intrigue that is poorly thought-out and takes up too much time. Really the problem is that the plot is so contrived while simultaneously sluggish that there's no momentum or tension built up at all.…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014 1

    While a lot of people seem to be down on the first Captain America movie, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and was pretty interested to see the next entry in the franchise. The Winter Soldier is nothing less than a relentless action thrill ride with a heavy dose of intrigue thrown in. You can't say anything about this before recognizing how amazing the action setpieces are choreographed and shot - I've seen enough action movies to be jaded…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 May, 2014 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After the dud that was 1998's Godzilla (which I've seen but admittedly don't remember much about), I was understandably leery about another reboot of the classic Japanese mega-monster franchise. But the trailers promised something interesting - a dark modern monster movie that just might live up to the hype. Turns out I should have listened to my gut the first time around.

    The first warning sign is when Bryan Cranston, who is a tad hammy but is nonetheless the most…