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  • The Interview

    The Interview 2014

    Watched 27 Feb, 2015

    All that fucking controversy over this shit? That's a wee bit embarassing!!!

    Ron's recommendation: Watch anything else instead.

  • Selma

    Selma 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    As I watched Ava DuVernay's Selma, I couldn't help but think of a moment from my past that has always stuck with me. It was 1996 and I was working at my local KMart, my first job. I was having a conversation with a co-worker when for whatever reason the topic of role models came up. He asked me who my role model was or who did I look up to. The question caught me off guard because I'd never…

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Big Eyes is an interesting change of pace for director Tim Burton and features a very entertaining performance by Christoph Waltz, but I was a little bored by pretty much everything else about the film. It's very predictable even if you aren't familiar with true events it's based, and if it hadn't been for Waltz's performance I probably wouldn't have liked it at all.

    Ron's recommendation: Reluctantly, see it.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015 5

    Let it be said that I am a Paul Thomas Anderson fan. I've loved all of his movies except for Hard Eight and I really liked it. His latest film Inherent Vice, based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name was near the top of my must see list for 2014 but I missed it in theaters so I'm just now getting around to seeing it. PTA's films get a lot of love here in the Letterboxd community, but…

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2015 5

    Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, a film that snuck into this years Oscar Race for Best Picture is a solid film, but not one I would put in the Best Picture race for almost any year. It features Eastwood's sure handed direction, and a great performance by Bradley Cooper, but as a whole I just didn't think it was anything special.

    American Sniper tells the story of Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal nicknamed "The Legend" by his fellow service men due…

  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea 2014

    ★★★ Watched 04 Sep, 2015

    Visually beautiful, Tomm Moore's Song of the Sea is a nice little family film. It just didn't peak my adult imagination enough to earn more than the 3 stars I'm giving it. I guess my legacy of being hard on animated films lives on.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2015

    Finally got around to completing Peter Jackson's second trilogy set in middle earth. It was more spectacle than anything else, but it served it's purpose and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies was a fitting enough end to the trilogy. I never expected The Hobbit films to be as good as the LOTR films, and to no one's surprise they weren't. Much like the original Star Wars trilogy, there's a reason why they made those films first. The stories were simply better.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way

    Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    In his latest stand-up special Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way, the comedian jokes about things like religion, guns, and romantic comedies. It's my least favorite of his specials that I've seen, but it was still good for a lot of genuine laughs.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Wild

    Wild 2014

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild features Reese Witherspoon at the peak of her powers, but I'm not honestly not sure if that's saying much. My favorite Reese Witherspoon film is still Freeway, so there's that.

    Ron's recommendation: See it.

  • Still Alice

    Still Alice 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2015 6

    Alzheimer's is such a shitty disease! An absolute asshole of a disease that takes something from it's sufferers many of us take for granite. It takes away what makes! All the memories good and bad begin to fade, you forget who even your closest loved ones are, and become a shell of your former self until you die. I'd take the pain and crippling effects of just about any other disease over that bullshit. In Still Alice we see…

  • Paddington

    Paddington 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    From what I understand this is a beloved children's story. I'd never heard of it until the film's release, but if the original story is anything like this film I can completely understand why people love it. Paddington is a charming character and surprisingly the use of live action and animation here is not a complete disaster. In fact it looks really damn good. I liked it and my kids loved it so it's a win all around.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Horrible Bosses 2

    Horrible Bosses 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2015

    Holy shit, he fight clubbed himself. We got a fight clubber!
    -Kurt Buckman

    This sequel probably shouldn't exist, and it's certainly not what anyone should call a good film, but fuck my guilty pleasure it made me laugh.

    The Ron Says: If you liked the first one give it a go.