Celluloid Junkie - 2517 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 21, 2007
Bio: I call the big one Bitey
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|6 T4||The Wolverine (2013) - Jun 26, 2017
"Leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor, yet not even a Rhesus monkey could screw up a script by McQuarrie and Frank so that's not saying much. Like a bad wedding reception, the film is also way too long and I could've gone without Japanese Johnny 5 but it does offer some pleasurable jolts, mostly in the form of a sexy red haired Rila Fukushima kicking major butt and Wolverine chopping up Yakuza gangsters left and right. I'm a man of simple tastes, so sue me."
|7 T6||A Few Good Men (1992) - Jun 25, 2017
"Solid and compelling courtroom drama, no matter how you look at it. If you've been watching movies and tv shows since the 90's, you know Sorkin is a wordsmith when it comes to dialogue, using clever banter, deft turns of phrase, and carefully constructed exchanges that make every scene fascinating to watch, or should I say listen to. I'd argue that the emotional beats don't hit as hard as they should, despite the backstory added to some of the characters, but it's still well worth a watch."
|4 T2||X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - Jun 24, 2017
"A friend of mine agreed to watch The Happening if I would finally sit through this mirthless piece of dreck. Best. Deal. Ever."
|11 T10||Shoah (1985) - Jun 18, 2017
"Smartly eschewing archival images and stock footage in favor of harrowing, unshakeable testimonies, Lanzmann's mammoth documentary celebrates in many ways the power of imagination. No bells and whistles here, just the sober reconstruction of a past memory shared only by a remaining few, yet vividly relived through the power of our collective minds. A document for the ages."
|7 T6||The Invader (2011) - Jun 03, 2017
"Survival is a brutal and often harrowing ordeal. It's a dog eat dog world where no one can be trusted and everyone is intent on satisfying only their own selfish desires. Amadou - an illegal immigrant in search for a better life - learns this the hard way, as he navigates the harsh and unforgiving hellhole known to everyone, of course, as Brussels. While the characters may lack enough depth to keep one invested in the story, this is a charged and thematically resonant directorial debut."
|5 T3||Alien: Covenant (2017) - May 22, 2017
"[FOX EXECUTIVE]: Send him in... (puts down his Wolverine travel mug as a shackled, gaunt-looking Scott shuffles into the room) The first numbers are in, and they're not pretty. [RIDLEY]: God, how many times... look, I've told you, it's all Lindelo... [FOX EXECUTIVE]: Leave Damon out of this. We're stuck with this giant mess now, so let's not start pointing fingers. I'm afraid I have no choice but to put you back in the hole for another 6 months [RIDLEY]: Wait, you swore! (pulled away) No! Nooo!"
|6 T4||I Am Not Your Negro (2016) - May 11, 2017
"MIKE WALLACE: How are we going to get rid of racism until...? - MORGAN FREEMAN: Stop talking about it..."
|9 T9||Yi Yi (2000) - May 10, 2017
"Bloated and sluggish, yet holds many truthful observations about the fragile and at times complex nature of modern relationships. One minute, I sat in disbelief as I glanced at my phone's clock, the next, nodding in solemn agreement at its understated profundity. Shy of masterful, yet a great film if you're willing to dig deep enough."
|7 T6||Get Out (2017) - May 08, 2017
"If the Dharma Initiative was in the hands of middle class white liberals, Jacob was a blind art dealer and everyone crashing on the Island was black. I'm obviously grasping at straws here, but I'd totally watch that show."
|7 T6||The Fate of the Furious (2017) - Apr 23, 2017
"[Russian police phone rings]…Heh, yeah, right, lady: A nuclear submarine just passed through your front yard. Okay. [rings again]… Yeah, right, mister, mm-hmm. A nuclear submarine just knocked over your mailbox. Okay. [rings again]…Yeah, right, buddy, liquor store robbery, officer down. Sure. And I'm Mikhail Baryshnikov."