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Member Since: Apr 11, 2010

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Age: 34

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90 83% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Dec 28, 2020
"One of the best Marvel films in my opinion - fresh, witty, and complete with memorable and heartfelt performances. The film combines exciting action with an ensemble cast whose chemistry really brings home the film's more emotional moments."
84 33% A Bug's Life (1998) - Jul 22, 2020
"This is far from my favorite Pixar film, but it's still a cut above usual animated fare. The adventurous story features some fun action, inspired vocal performances, and a beautiful realization of what a global insect world could look like. Pixar and company were still figuring out their own special brand of magic here, but the movie still holds up today."
90 83% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) - Jul 22, 2020
"I think Kill Bill is the better of the two films, as Tarantino brings his vengeful story to a close through more thoughtful dialogue and some great smoldering climactic scenes. Volume 1 is heavy on the bloody action, but it serves to set up this more deep-reaching conclusion, which I find to be more inventive and satisfying, although not as full as non-stop insane violence."
80 24% Tragedy Girls (2017) - Jul 22, 2020
"Taken in the right way, Tragedy Girls is a darkly subversive, quirky, often funny, stylistically interesting blend of slasher and satire. For a lot of it, I was well along for the ride, especially with fun supporting performances from Craig Robinson and Josh Hutcherson. However, ultimately, the film chooses to stay too far on the dark side and, while choosing two murdering anti-heroes as its protagonists is a bold choice, the climactic third act feels empty because nothing really changes."
30 3% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) - Jul 19, 2020
"This is a gory remake of the horror classic that misses everything that made the original scary - the raw tension, the low budget effects, and the building sense of dread that Tobe Hooper created. What is left is a poorly-executed mess that is gorier, but also strangely more mean-spirited than its predecessor. It isn't a fun trip and definitely an unnecessary one."
90 83% There Will Be Blood (2007) - Jul 19, 2020
"There Will Be Blood is a masterful interpretation of the influence of capitalism and greed on industry and religion and the clashes between the two. The film is anchored by terrific performances. Day-Lewis is obviously a wizard, crafting a unique and terrifying performance as a brilliant businessman who is also sadistic and greedy in the worst ways, but Dano also stands toe to toe as a manipulative preacher. "
80 24% Jurassic World (2015) - Jul 19, 2020
"Doesn't live up to the franchise's first film, and is more in line with the second and third films (although not nearly as bad as the third film.) Big action set pieces show off impressive digital effects, but the Spielberg-directed first film had a way of ramping up tension through small, nuanced moments that this film has no idea how to accomplish. Pratt and Howard have good chemistry and do what they can, but the film is more concerned with its CGI dinosaurs than its human characters."
85 38% Angels in the Outfield (1994) - Jul 19, 2020
"Rewatching it, this Disney film isn't very good, but it still has a high nostalgic factor for me and likely for anyone who grew up in the 90's. The hopefulness and cheesy happiness the film reflects is contagious and even the absolute silliness of the plot and a lot of the dialogue is seated in traditional Disney optimism."
84 33% Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) - Jul 19, 2020
"There are definitely some fun sequences here, as the franchise pushes its films into more and more ridiculous scenarios. I do feel like the first films try to develop the characters more, whereas here, they feel like thin caricatures strung along to keep the action going. Still, there are enough explosive moments and impressive stunts here for the film to at least be pretty entertaining."
89 72% Elf (2003) - Jul 14, 2020
"Like most Christmas films, Elf is full of sugary sweet nostalgia, but, just like its title character, the film somehow makes its over-abundance of happiness and silliness work for it. Will Ferrell is the film's heart, throwing off his more adult comedy persona and portraying what is essentially a big kid trapped in an adult's body. As familiar as the Christmas movie genre is, Elf still manages to create some unique scenes of its own that will make the film a modern Christmas classic for years."