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Favorite Movies:
The Green Mile, Zodiac, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Argo, Flight, Zero Dark Thirty, Looper, Skyfall, From Russia With Love, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Black Swan, Warrior, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Margin Call, The Ides of March, The House of the Devil, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Adventureland, Alien, Aliens, American Beauty, American Gangster, Atonement, Batman Begins, A Beautiful Mind, The Bourne Identity, Bridge to Terabithia, Brothers, A Bug's Life, Burn After Reading, Casino Royale, Children of Men, Closer, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Doubt, The Duchess, Easy A, Edward Scissorhands, 500 Days of Summer, Finding Nemo, Fracture, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden), Gran Torino, Halloween, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, How to Train Your Dragon, The Hurt Locker, Inception, Inglourious Basterds, Into the Wild, L.A. Confidential, Love Actually, Matchstick Men, The Matrix, Memento, Michael Clayton, The Mist, No Country for Old Men, Nothing But the Truth, Pan's Labyrinth, Paranormal Activity, The Prestige, Pride and Prejudice, Rachel Getting Married, Requiem for a Dream, Shutter Island, Slumdog Millionaire, The Social Network, Solitary Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Stardust, Star Trek, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D, Sunshine, Superbad, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , 3:10 to Yuma, 28 Days Later, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Training Day, Troy, Up, V for Vendetta, Wanted, War of the Worlds, The Wizard of Oz, Thirteen, The Town, True Grit
Favorite Actors:
Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Heath Ledger, Daniel Radcliffe, Cillian Murphy, Hugo Weaving, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Alan Rickman, Jim Carrey, Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Rachel McAdams
Celebrity Crush:
Emma Watson
Actor Who Would Play You:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

(2014)
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

While the Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from some of the same problems that plagued Spider-Man 3 (too many characters and villains), it is nice to finally get some new material after so much of the first Amazing Spider-Man was retread. For that reason alone I liked this one more than the first. The returning cast is more at ease in their roles and the newcomers are solid. I liked Jamie Foxx as Electro even though the characters motivation is pretty weak. Dane Dehaan isn't as good as James Franco was as the best friend Harry Osborn, but does a much better job with the transition to villain Green Goblin. The special effects in this are outstanding. One of my complaints with the first Amazing Spider-Man was that I thought the city looked too computer generated compared to the original. In this one, it looks much better. The action is nothing we haven't seen in other superhero films, but it is effective. The Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker relationship drives the film and is very well done. I found this film highly entertaining, despite its obvious flaws, and a step in the right direction. After only being mildly excited about the prospect of a sequel after the first Amazing Spider-Man, I am definitely looking forward to what they have in store next.

Non-Stop

Non-Stop

(2014)
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Non-stop is highly preposterous and has some ludicrous plot twists, but it is fairly entertaining thanks to the presence of Liam Neeson and his no non-sense performance that keeps things from getting cheesy and out of hand. The supporting cast is solid too, with the highest profiled being Julianne Moore. There are times in the film when I think they overused elements of the story and would have been better of going with a more traditional approach, but they were going for a new age type thriller here so that's understandable. Ultimately, it is a serviceable, but forgettable Liam Neeson thriller that isn't as good as some of his other recent films in this genre.

Locke

Locke

(2014)
13 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Locke proves that minimalist film-making can still be done well in today's age of overused special effects and underdeveloped story lines that turn into blockbuster hits. Tom Hardy is the only person on screen the entire film and is located in his car on the highway the entire time, so he has to carry the entire film on his shoulders. Not only does he do that, but he proves why he is one of the best working actors today guiding the film through a range of highs and lows that keep you watching even when things are a little slow to get going. The plot is fairly simple, but adds tons of interesting layers to each subplot that Locke gets involved in so that the viewer maintains interest throughout. Spoiling any of the moments wouldn't be fair. Ultimately, if you want to see Tom Hardy act his butt off in a unique film, this one is recommended.

Divergent

Divergent

(2014)
16 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

You can tell just how desperately this film is trying to be the next big Young Adult book to movie adaptation. It has some solid action sequences and its themes are smarter than the average science fiction thriller spewed out from Hollywood, but it does very little to distinguish itself. Every other scene I was just reminded of other superior and more original films that this clearly is imitating. Shailene Woodley does make for a likable protagonist and they filled the supporting cast with solid actors as well. Unfortunately, they shoe-horn in a romance that isn't very believable. This is a thought-provoking story told in an assembly line manner, but it can be entertaining in spurts. I'm intrigued enough that I am willing to watch the sequel. Not exactly the best praise, but better than nothing.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

(2003)
18 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Deviates from the original movies plot at times and is not as gritty as that film was, but it certainly has more gore and stupid people doing stupid things at times. R. Lee Ermey gives a creepy performance as the sheriff that beats anything the original had to offer, but everyone else is unremarkable. Jessica Biel is just there to look good. It does have some suspenseful moments that make is worthwhile, but ultimately this is more of the same. It's a respectable remake of an influential film, but not necessary.

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Intel Hollywood Star Program (July 2012 - December 2012)
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