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  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2013

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

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 Nov, 2014

    fun enough, but man, far too long

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 1992

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Feb, 2014

    nb: the "assemblage" cut

  • 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 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).

  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013

    ★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2014

    why was this so long? Why weren't there more ninjas? Why wasn't there more of just The Rock battering people? Too much filler, not enough awesome.
    That said, i'd watch the hell out of a trimmed down version of this. Or maybe just fish out the utterly bonkers animated film from the 80s.