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Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd (1972)
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I remember a much faster, spectacular film. Revisiting it I was very underwhelmed. An okay Western for the era, rather entertaining too in the great scenery of the Alabama Hills. But that's about it.

Macbeth (2015)
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Beautifully filmed and well acted adaptation of the classic play. Of course you could say someone is trying to lure in the Game of Thrones audience, and maybe they wouldn't be wrong. But despite of some great camera work, gorgeous landscapes and gritty sword fights, this is still Shakespeare and does not contain fast food lines. It's not a particularly fast moving film either, but its unsettling atmosphere of a lived in medieval Scotland makes up for that. All around well done.

The Judge
The Judge (2014)
14 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The court and family drama is carried by two outstanding performances by RDJ and Duvall. Their chemistry and the excellent support cast make for a thoroughly entertaining film with just the right amount of humor and rural American atmosphere. Overall really well done even if the ending falls a bit short.

The Expendables 3
16 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

After the mediocre first and insultingly stupid second part this one finally delivers what the series always set out to do: elderly action stars in ironic, fun action scenes. The humor works much better here and doesn't feel as forced as before and the new additions are great. Especially Gibson obviously had fun with his villain role. Sure, this still isn't one of the smartest films ever made and it certainly wouldnt have needed the young additions. But at least the film is fun and thoroughly entertaining, unlike the stupid second part.

The Raid 2
The Raid 2 (2014)
16 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Where the first part restricted itself to the raid on a crime lord's building complex, the second hardly deserves the title anymore. While you can't blame the movie for fleshing out its story with some mob disputes, betrayal and undercover work, the story simply isn't worth the effort. It even takes some impact from the once again impressive fight choreography. Of course, the final car chase and showdown fight still make up for a lot. But in the end you wish you simply would have made to care about any of this a lot more, instead of just being impressed by the fight artists work.