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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
6 months ago via Movies on iPad

At long last 2 of the greatest superheroes go head to head. And here we have it, in true, you want it - you got it fashion. This movie was made for the comic book geeks, and there are some brilliant moments in this movie, actually so many brilliant moments... That dig into the fabric of the identities & weaknesses of our heroes... but .. & there is a but, it loses in straight one on one story structure & motivations. It doesn't satisfy for the simple reason that it is setting up something else.... & that's a shame, because there is genius inside.

The Hateful Eight
6 months ago via Flixster

Look, there's no use saying that Tarantino is a stylistic master... because we all know he is. There is no use talking about his scripts, cause we all know he kicks all kinds of ass. So why? ( I hear you ask) Did I give The h8ful 8 only 3 stars?
Narrative. I was so invested in this, through out and then, it lost all mystery and went into extended dialogue (which is why I love Tarantino) but it got to a point that it went gratuitous and without motive. So the ending felt like a stretch and it didn't feel like it paid off. So sue me.

The Revenant
The Revenant (2015)
9 months ago via Flixster

This movie is straight up raw. I don't think I have ever watched a movie in the wide open frontier land and felt so claustrophobic. Inarritu is a mad genius for somehow getting actors to jump in ice water and fend off the elements in such a way that had me feeling cold in the middle of summer. The last scene in this movie literally at the edge of my seat. One to watch in the cinema for sure.

No (2013)
18 months ago via Movies on iPad

I have to be honest with you, I love foreign movies but I haven't watched one in ages... How did this one fly past my radar? I will never know, especially since I was born in Chile & knew everything about this campaign when it happened. I was raised on news reports showing the riots of Chile, the stories of people tortured & the missing, (1000's of people were abducted & never heard from again during the time of the coup.)
Why should you watch this movie?
Well Chile has a very interesting history, it is the only country in the world to elect a Socialist government & the only one in the world to oust a dictator without bloodshed. This movie intertwines movie with actual footage of the 'No' campaign & news reports of the time. It does it seamlessly too, making it feel like a documentary, shedding light on how an Advertising Exec campaigned against a Dictators regime in true 80's fashion.
On a side note; one of the things that started this whole thing was the fact that Pinochet wanted to be called President Pinochet, not General Pinochet., & he had to face the fact that he wasn't elected in. Thinking he could win an election, succumbing to international pressure, he decided to put it to a vote. Silly Billy.

In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes (2005)
18 months ago via Movies on iPad

Ummm,..... This ain't a comedy., , ok perhaps 10 yrs ago this was considered funny., but this ain't funny. I stumbled across this, spotted Cameron Diaz & Toni Colette, thought,... Yeah let's watch something 'Lite', something I don't have to think about ,... But this ain't that. This movie is one of those, you-need-to-treat-people-better movies, you know the ones...., the ones that make you remember all those times you fought or judged people for being flawed & human. Oh yeah..., you know what I'm talking about.... this ain't a comedy.