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|70 T8||White House Down (2013) - Dec 29, 2013
"Pure fun and action! It has just the right fraction of parody feel to it to be high spirited and enjoyable, without getting cheap or lowbrow. For a modern day Die Hard inspired genre, it is way better than what the actual franchise has become (A Good Day to Die Hard) and it is also more entertaining than Olympus Has Fallen, if you prefer to compare it with that."
|65 T7||Iron Man 3 (2013) - Aug 27, 2013
"Going bigger and fancier just doesn't cut it anymore. Too much of the humor is just plain silly and the advanced technology in the first act is so over the top that it completely undermines the coolness these elements had previously in the franchise. The second act steps up nicely, being almost exactly the opposite - much more personal, grounded and Shane Black worthy (though far from his best work). I haven't read the comics, so I loved Kingsley as the Mandarin. He's good fun."
|70 T8||Repo Men (2010) - Jul 30, 2011
"I like that the sci-fi is kept at a near minimum, so that the sci-fi itself does not become the story, but helps create an original scenery. Law is a man working for the system, but suddenly he finds himself caught up in the very same system and must claim the anti-role and fight those he used to represent. Sounds familiar? Yes! It is indeed a quite classic script; it's good, but inferior to its predecessors, such as Minority Report and Equilibrium. Watch it if you like sci-fi (and some action)."
|90 T10||Looper (2012) - Sep 30, 2012
"Looper is a bright star within genre blending. By mixing together many different elements, Johnson succeeds in bringing new life to time-travel sci-fi. He keeps the rules simple to avoid paradoxes stealing the spotlight away from the characters and the story told. Looper is stylistically in the top of its class and all the main performances are high up there as well. I won't spoil the plot, but I will tell you this: Looper will stick with you and make you contemplate its deeper meaning for days."
|90 T10||Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) - May 01, 2011
"This is brilliant. Finally a parody that really works and is made by true film makers... and boy, does it work! I was a fan of both Tudyk and Labine beforehand, so seeing them together doing a great job in this extremely well crafted comedy, was just icing on the cake. It spoofs the horror genre almost perfectly. You got to love it."
|70 T8||Morning Glory (2010) - Jun 26, 2011
"This kind of movie has a natural loft to how interesting and innovative they can be, but making McAdams the lead actually makes this one pretty good. She is charming, stunning and really makes me want the best for her character in her struggle pursuing her life long dream. She alone makes this movie. Heck, she IS this movie, but still pretty awesome to also collect Ford, Keane, Wilson and Goldblum as well. All help as Morning Glory raises the bar for acting in this genre."
|80 T9||Take Shelter (2011) - May 29, 2012
"Something is coming... take shelter! Shannon does a brilliant job portraying a man suffering from paranoia. He is driven by the sudden strong feeling that danger is looming and that he must protect his beloved family. Chastain delivers a strong performance as well, as his wife, who is affected greatly by his strange behavioural changes caused the psychological strain of his condition. So far one of the strongest drama productions of 2012 (Denmark), though perhaps slightly slow paced for 120 min."
|75 T9||The Avengers (2012) - May 01, 2012
"With its big budget, it is definitely a masterpiece of high quality 3D, visual effects and big long action sequences. Very impressive indeed. But the group idea is both good and bad. It is undoubtedly fun to watch them all fight together and each of them do get their individual screen time as well, but it struggles a bit to find the time to also tell a story. A few second rank characters should have been left out. The humour is great and you won't see it coming. All in all a good job by Whedon."
|85 T10||The Cabin in the Woods (2012) - May 24, 2012
"On the surface, CitW is an almost even mix of a horror film, a comedy and a mystery. As such straight forward and very entertaining in all of these aspects. But deeper down these elements are all there to serve a much greater purpose. A purpose that will undoubtedly leave you with a great smile, when afterwards replaying CitW in your head, now with its deeper layer in mind. I loved how Whedon and Goddard dare take on the entire horror genre and give their view on its many clichés. Very bold."
|85 T10||Upstream Color (2013) - May 23, 2013
"After a second viewing, it's time for me to rate this. A second watch is not needed, but definitely doesn't hurt. I'm glad Carruth is finally back. I find his movies more interesting, well crafted and different than most films. With Upstream he does something else than Primer, but in the way it's shot and edited, in the care for details, his style is very recognizable. The first half is nothing like anything I've seen before. Unbelievable. The ending I don't fully get. Still it's a great film."