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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★

    I've seen variations of this movie before (without looking I can bet my life that 99% of reviews will mention Shutter Island at some point, so mostly this was a 150-minute exercise in frustration. Basically I just wanted to figure out what the big twist is so I could go home. Instead I get two hours of characters being stupid and mysterious for no reason and generally pissing me off. No matter how this movie ended I would've felt cheated.

    I like the look of the film and the turn-of-the-century feel to the sanitarium. I also really enjoyed the performances for the most part.

    Otherwsie, meh.

  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

    ★★★★

    Some slow moments with needless storyline about greed and crap. Yeah we get it, let's get on to the epic battle sequences.

    When the movie is pounding the pistons, it's a lot of fun. I was worried that the build-up to each scene wouldn't be fulfilled, but I needn't have. Nun-chuk drummers, colorful color guards, wicked beasts and great use of 3D and (L)IMAX. And just the right amount of it at about 100 minutes.

    Really had a good time with this.

    Toro! Toro!

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  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★½

    This movie beat The Pianist? Fuck you.

  • Hackers

    Hackers

    ★★★★

    Still corny. Still ridiculous. Still preposterous. Still outrageous. And I love the shit out of it. Love the characters, love the locales, love all the "geeky tech" talk and love the style. Lorraine Bracco is the only thing that bugs in this movie.

    The montage with the spinning phone booths... aw yeah.