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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    I don't read as often as I'd like or probably should, but reading is something that I do enjoy. It's just given the choice of a book or a film, I'll choose the film 95% of the time. The Hunger Games trilogy represents one of those rare occasions where I've read the books well before the films were even in production. As far as the books go, I enjoy the series but I felt they dropped in quality as they…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Feb, 2015

    The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch is fairly typical as far as biopics go, but Cumberbatch's strong performance along with the interesting true story make it an above average film that's well worth seeing.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Feast

    Feast 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    Feast, this years Oscar winner for Best Animated Short is really cute and well worth six minutes of your time.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Dec, 2014 5

    WOW! What a fucking journey. I'm literally physically exhausted after seeing Christopher Nolan's lastest epic, Interstellar. Not because it's almost 3 hours along, but because the epic story goes into things my mind couldn't handle all at once. Things like wormholes, relativity, and all the other bat-shit crazy sounding things that have to do with interstellar travel. You may have heard it's an ambitious film. This couldn't be more true, in fact it's got ambtion coming out it's asshole. I…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Dec, 2014 6

    Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler was a very frustrating experience for me. It features a fantastically creepy performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, but so much of the story is so utterly implausible, it damn near made me as bat shit crazy as Gyllenhaal's character.

    Jake Gyllenhaal is Louis Bloom, a man trying to figure out his calling when he, by chance, comes across a stringer (news chaser) filming the aftermath of an automobile accident. He immediately takes an interest in the work and…

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Feb, 2015 4

    John wasn't exactly the boogeyman. He's the one you sent to kill the fucking boogeyman.
    -Viggo Tarasov

    Keanu Reeves return to action in John Wick is slightly held back by a lack of character development, BUT WHO GIVES A FUCK! The action is the kind you can foresake a little backstory for.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jan, 2015

    Disney's Big Hero 6, or if you prefer, one of the movies the Academy snubbed The Lego Movie for, is actually a really good film. It's not as good as The Lego Movie, but it's good nonetheless.

    Set in the alternate reality city of San Fransokyo, Big Hero 6 chronicles the adventures of kid genius Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) and "Baymax" (voiced by Scott Adsit) a robot personal healthcare companion designed by his brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney).

    I must…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2015

    Alejandro González Iñlárritu's Birdman felt a little too pretentious and self-important, but Michael Keaton's best peformance in years coupled with an excellent performance by Edward Norton made it a very entertaining watch.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Rudderless

    Rudderless 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2015 5

    With the awesomeness that was 2014's Whiplash, William H. Macy's Rudderless, a film with music at it's core, and one that like that film featured a darker undertone didn't get much press. I only knew about it after seeing a trailer in front of another film I watched. Similar to Whiplash, and other music based films like Once, the music was good. Not as good as the music in the films I mentioned, but good nonetheless. The reason Rudderless isn't…

  • Dear White People

    Dear White People 2014

    ★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015

    I didn't think Justin Simien's Dear White People was as sharp or witty as some make it out to be, but I think his film works well as satire, and he handles the discussion of race in today's society well. I think I was expecting it to be a little more on the funny side than it was, which probably affected my overall opinion of the film.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Fury

    Fury 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    If there's one thing cinema isn't lacking, it's films set in or around WWII. It's a war that lends itself to great stories. Whether it's an all out war film, the tale of a great battle, or the story of survival against all odds, there's an abundance of films with what is history's most popular war as the backdrop. David Ayer's Fury is another one that can be added to that never ending list. A list that covers every end…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015 10

    Damien Chazelle's Whiplash is an impressive piece of work on several fronts. It's a film centered around music, but it's more a film about the drive and passion of it's main characters for their artform. It's an exploration of how far certain people will push themselves to achieve greatness. Often in a way that's a great detriment, not only to them, but to others. It felt like it had a message, that to succeed you have to be an asshole.…