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Midnight Special
16 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Overlong "sci-fi" that ultimately asks the audience to meet it 90% the way. The overriding question concerning this film will always be "why?" Unlike Neil Blomkamp, who updated "Short Circuit" with youthful deftness, Nichols fails to do the same with his version with "E.T.", or "Close Encounters", or whatever this was supposed to be a nod to. It doesn't have the magic of a Spielberg, but limps along with a depressingly noirish tone. The characters are sullen, unlikable, and lack any connectivity. In place of clever plotting and scripting we get heavy doses of sentimentality, and at times it feels we aren't watching a sci-fi flick, but some middle America fairy tale aimed at people who've lost a child to cancer. Much like the cult member characters of the film the audience is asked to believe that heaven is for real.

Three Outlaw Samurai
20 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

An idealistic portrait of ronin, with kind of a Three Musketeers feel. Quite enjoyable, though I prefer my samurai treacherous and opportunistic.

Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice (2015)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Wwwhat on earth happened to PTA? There were a few moments that I laughed, but these were like islets in a sea of boredom. Just second rate, hell, third or fourth rate across the board. It was porn quality without the sex, without the cum shot. It was Big Lebowski and Fear and Loathing without being, well, good. Would be a fitting substitute for waterboarding.

Godzilla (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

At no point did this resemble a movie.

Interstellar (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I enjoyed parts of Interstellar, basically when Nolan decided to ramp it up with some action and villainy. But the other two hours could have been cut to one hour easily. The dialogue was generally terrible, full of plain-stupid, quasi-philosophical mumbo jumbo - it's all about the "love", and the "gravity", and the "relativity", Nolan's Holy Trinity, if I may. Really, the whole film struck me as a little too Platonic for my liking. It was as if CN was trying to demonstrate pure forms using astrophysics, (spoiler alert) depicting our future selves as perfect timeless beings playing deus ex-machina to the lowly mortals on earth. Never mind that it's all based on a paradox. A marriage of science and religion, albeit a dysfunctional one.