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  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage

    ★★★½

    I don't think anyone was dying to see another xXx film but with Vin Diesel back as the lead and an interesting and diverse supporting cast, I decided to give it a shot. Glad I did because they finally nailed the proper TONE for this kind of picture - goofy fun with big action. Yes, it's still "modern cool hip extreme james bond" but they revel in that fact, rather than playing it too straight... I mean, the finale of…

  • Split

    Split

    ★★★½

    Creepy atmosphere and good performances from the leads make this one worth seeing but does start to feel overly long and loaded with too much exposition (by the 8th time someone was explaining the 'brain chemistry changes the body' theory I just wanted to stand up and shout "WE GET IT!!"). Shyamalan knows how to create tension with the camera, use of space and when to use music and when to just let a scene play but he is still…

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  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    worst movie of the year hands down.

  • Lucy

    Lucy

    ★½

    If i hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it... the last act of this movie is so laughably insane it almost makes it the best worst movie of the year. The first two thirds have equally awful moments but I could never look away - so terrible but in a 'how the fuck did this get greenlit' sort of way.