• Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

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    "Come home, Amy. I Dare you."

    Gone Girl is an enthralling, nail biting watch that kept me edge of the seat entertained from about the 20 minute mark on. I'm not the biggest fan of the lead actors (even though I'm unable to criticize their performances) and I did find some of the dialogue to be annoying but other than that I really can't knock the movie. Having such dislikeable main characters is a strange move for a film as…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★½

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    "Wanna know why? Because I'm LITTLE!"

    Fantastic Mr. Fox captures all the charm that can be seen in the typical Roald Dahl novel and presents it with some gorgeous, unique puppet animation. This is easily one of the most excellently paced films I've watched, it doesn't get caught up on any of its emotional moments or linger on any of its jokes. Things are kept blunt and swift which allows the story to flow beautifully. I was a big fan…

  • Marmaduke

    Marmaduke

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    "Oh, Marmaduke!" 🥲🔫

    One day Marmaduke just randomly popped into my head and I must've laughed for a solid 5 minutes at the movie's existence. I then decided to throw it on for the craic. My laughter soon stopped. About 10 minutes in the "funny because it's not funny" factor wore off and I was left truly impaired by my decision. Owen Wilson and Emma Stone should be ashamed of themselves. The dogs dancing at the end was pretty funny though I will admit.

    5/100

    -How haven't more kids been traumatized by the talking dog CGI?

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★½

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    "Sell me this pen."

    I can completely understand why The Wolf of Wall Street is nearly every young straight man's favourite movie. It's got stocks, drugs, sex and Margot Robbie. In all fairness though it's definitely a high quality film that kept me immensely entertained for its full 3 hour runtime. The acting is superb with Leonardo DiCaprio being the obvious standout in his portrayal of the money obsessed, charismatic Jordan Belfort. I love how the movie doesn't have an…

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★

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    "I'm not saying that you're a superhero but I'm saying that you're a killer, a natural born killer."

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 may fall short of the first film for me yet it's still by all means a high quality watch. The action is held off a bit with a lot of time instead being spent on “The Brides” backstory with a lot of slower conversational scenes. I found the Bride, or Beatrix Kiddo as her name was revealed to…

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★½

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    "leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now."

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 proves to be Tarantino's most violent and brutal film to date (a difficult feat) with it showcasing everything from typical gore to beheadings throughout. The plot is incredibly simple yet provides some of the best action I've watched in a while through the vengeful "Bride" and her Samurai like combat style. The massive volume of fight action might have been a bit much for your average…

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★½

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    "I was cured all right."

    Clockwork Orange is one of the first real "highly rated" movies that I've truly hated. I despised almost every aspect of the film from the hateable, directionless main character in Alex to the countless unnecessary rape/ sex scenes which rather than horrifying or distrubing me just got me questioning why the fuck I was watching this movie. I feel like people get so pretentiously caught up in the themes (which are good to be fair)…

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★½

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    "The first and most oppressive lie ever uttered was the song of freedom."

    With its main character being my all time favorite MCU villain, I went into Loki with very high hopes, especially after hearing about it's context surrounding time and the multiverse. Although I definitely didn't find the show to be poor I also can't say that it completely lived up to these high hopes which would've placed it among my A tier marvel projects. The concept of the…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★½

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    "You are fighting for the biggest nothing in history."

    Apocalypse Now combines some top class acting, cinematography and storytelling to give a deep and fascinating insight to the human psyche in the incredibly deteriorating and unforgiving environments of war. The film holds a number of slow, captivated scenes of dialogue as well as a range of authentic fight action in which we see the ruthless killing of Vietnamese and American soldiers alike. The cruelty of war is expressed brilliantly throughout…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

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    "I could've been more famous than Captain America."

    Black Widow gives some much needed screentime to Natasha Romanoff, one of the MCUs most interesting characters that has a lot to be revealed about. The movie does well to clear up some much needed details of Natasha's past (such as Budapest) yet still leaves a lot of mystery behind the characters upbringing (plenty to work with in a sequel). I was always a big fan of Black Widow's intricate, highly skilled…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★

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    "A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know the world hadn't ended."

    The Dark Knight Rises proves to be the weakest of the three movies for me, yet certainly not to the point where it ruins the overall trilogy. We are again treated with another brilliant Batman villain in the iconic Bane who was presented brilliantly. A lot of time was…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

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    "Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity. All it takes is a little push."

    The Dark Knight is a far from flawless movie. It carries over and expands on Bruce Wayne's confusing/hypocritical morals from the first film, contains some cliché dialogue and is persistent with Batman's "tough-man" voice that I can't help but find laughable. Yet the fact that I could give this movie an easy 5 stars, even with these flaws standing out to me, can only…