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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★½

    Did you know that director John McTiernan, who also directed one of my all-time favorites, Predator, served time in federal prison in 2013-2014 and declared bankruptcy? I was wondering where he’d been.

    Paul Gleason: being the same dick he was as Assistant Principal Richard Vernon in The Breakfast Club but as a deputy chief of police here. He was actually more menacing in TBC.

    And William Atherton playing the same douche he played in Ghostbusters.

    Typecast much? 

    Also, is it me, or were there more black roles and representation in 80s films?

    Anyways, Christmas movie.

  • The Midnight Sky

    The Midnight Sky

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fragments of many sci-if films that have come before, and the film is fragmented in general. Glimpses and hints of what has happened in the past and the future. Predictable on the space parts, and most engaging with Clooney on Earth. 

    The heart of the story was a small surprise at the end. And a film that flips daddy issues around, and ends on a more bitter than sweet note.

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  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★★

    First things first: f@!k cancer.

    As someone who has come to terms with the idea (or is it fact?) that cancer is a real possibility to myself, and whose loved ones and friends have been directly affected by it, both for the bad and for the worst, this film was both one I was excited to see, but also dreaded to see.

    The cast drew me in first of course: Seth Rogen, the ever-excellent Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Anna Kendrick (who was…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I f@#kin' loved it. As much as I did Blade Runner 2049. Two different visions of the future — one much more grounded in our world, and the other in a galaxy far, far away.

    Yet, one is much more of a human film, whilst the other is concerned with technology at large. Can you guess to which I refer?

    Trick question. Both.

    It's the first Star Wars film without a proper cliffhanger or continuation. In fact, I felt as if…