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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 Nov, 2014

    fun enough, but man, far too long

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    um, i need to see this again.
    Was it arty wank or just art or both? damned if i know yet.
    I'm pretty sure i dug it either way.
    That said it was marvellously cold and i can only imagine the legion of dude bros who were sorely disappointed this wasn't the "Species with Scarlet Johansson" that they may have been expecting.

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2013

    Giant robots. Monsters. Fighting. Del Toro.
    Fuck yeah.

  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2014

    *The caveat here is that this was my first time seeing the ret-conned post prequel version with Bobba Fett's voice dubbed and the Rmperor's cameo reshot.
    and it sucks.

  • Monsters University

    Monsters University 2013

    ★★★ Watched 06 Jun, 2014

    While MU wasn't quite the super-charming punching to the feels that Monsters Inc. was, it as far funnier than i as expecting.
    Essentially Revenge of the Nerds by way of Pixar, this was fun enough in an unassuming way.

  • True Grit

    True Grit 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2012

    I'm not a huge western fan but this was just so well put together I couldn't help but like it. The small touches of humour mixed w/ occasional splashes of violence the Coens are famous for was present here, and used to great effect.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop 2014

    ★★★ Watched 24 Feb, 2015

    Not a touch on the original, sure, but not nearly as shit as I thought it'd be.
    It has an interesting take on Robo, asking different questions than the first, and a different approach to the character.
    The action was ok, but nothing too memorable.
    The most visual interesting thing as the way Robo looks stripped down to his basic human core - truly gnarly.

  • Primer

    Primer 2004

    ★★★★ Watched 08 May, 2013

    i'll have to come back and write something up later - my brain is still turning this around.

  • The Counselor

    The Counselor 2013

    ★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    i dunno.
    Not the utter car wreck i had been lead to believe this would be, The Counselor was, well, i'm not sure.
    One hell of a handsome film, with an exceedingly handsome cast, that i will say.
    As for the rest? Well yes, the script is clunky as sin, but i sort of got over the pseudo-philosophical, exposition-heavy dialogue the same way i just roll with the stylised dialogue in an old noir or gangster flick.
    Though there as…

  • Alien³

    Alien³ 1992

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Feb, 2014

    nb: the "assemblage" cut

  • The Last Stand

    The Last Stand 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2013

    not a new action classic by any means, but a lot of fun none the less. Arnie is fine - the film addresses his age and works with it. The action is bloody, but still fun.

  • V/H/S

    V/H/S 2012

    ★★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2013

    ultimately rather disappointing. An anthology film that really just felt like a series of small YouTube type clips, only 1 of the stories (the girl on the web cam) was remotely effective. I think i was more let down as i like a number of the directors involved (Adam Wingard and Ti West).