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  • Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2013

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

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Alien³ 1992

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Feb, 2014

    nb: the "assemblage" cut

  • 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.

  • V/H/S/2 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2014

    Better than that last one.
    Like most portmanteau films some parts are stronger than others, but nothing is out and out terrible.
    This is worth watching just for Gareth Evans' segment, Safe Haven. That is utterly brutal as well as rather chilling (naff looking fx right at the very end aside).
    I liked Adam Wingard's segment enough, and he's not bad in front of the camera either.
    A Ride in the Park was fun as it was a novel take…

  • The Wicker Man 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jan, 2012

    Still love it. The singing, the pagan stuff, the whole damn thing.