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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Dec, 2015

    in 2D

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Dec, 2015

    in 3D

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2015

    i really loved a lot of the craft here, but there's just something about the over all message (?) of the film - acting like an abusive arsehole is the only way to get those truly great people to unleash their potential - left a bad taste in my mouth.
    That said, I kind of liked how the protagonist himself as an arsehole in his own, driven, focused, way.

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    far more interesting from a film-making perspective than i thought it would be, though still not wholly original.
    The floating camera, pseudo-single take made me think of Enter The Void more than anything else. Not a bad thing, but not as ground breaking as some would say.
    That said, the rest of the film was enjoyable, with Emma Stone giving my absolute favourite performance.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2015 1

    In 70mm.
    Seeing a lot of love for this and I dunno. Maybe, like some of his other numbers (I'm looking at you Jackie Brown), this QT film will grown on me.
    Did it look great? Absolutely, but to be honest, i really wanted more of those grand vistas and exteriors. I was surprised just how much this was set inside.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Apr, 2016

    still absolutely kick ass.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 10 May, 2015

    Second viewing - mothers day edition.
    This time we saw it in 3D (due to the timing).
    3D adds nothing to the film and in some parts acts as a distraction.
    To be fair, the same can be said for almost all 3D films.
    The film itself was still as fun and thins time i think i caught a few little things i missed.
    Lots of fun moments and nice little beats, though nothing that gave me the geek-chills the way the first time the Hellicarrier takes off does.

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    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.

  • Alien

    Alien 1979

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Mar, 2015

    my first rewatch in a long long time.
    I remember liking this film, though it didn't have a place in my heart the way ALIENS does. But hot damn, is this ever a pretty film. It's just shot to well.
    I now feel stupid for waiting so long to revisit this one .

  • 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.