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Wiener-Dog (2016)
45 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is what pretentious fop would taste like. Dead pan acting set to maximum for ultimate effect. Crude and ridiculous humour on top and a side of depressing stories with dark characters so it shows realism. Oh yeah There is a dog in it too. Just enough to signify the title of the movie. The dog plays no role in this film but to push you out of one story and into the next. There is however one scene where the dog plays with a child in slow motion. Probably the only amount of emotion in this film. It even has has-been actors playing has-been characters. Hey first world story tellers, please stop thinking your views on life and humanity are important lessons to be heard.

The Voices
The Voices (2015)
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie is like an intervention for me to start filtering what I watch. Is it really that good if the world got a little darker..?

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
19 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Clearly, the spectacle of war that was so engrossing in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is not something that can be replicated to the actual Hobbit story. In those films we saw good triumphing over evil. When we see the five armies at war we wonder what all the fuss is about? This movie makes you doubt the pacing of the trilogy as a whole. Did we really have to wait 3 movies to see Smaug's end in this movie? Did we really need a recurring villain? Especially since he is not even in the books? Did we need a love interest? Did we feel anything but disappointment at the fate of some of the dwarves? In fact, when Bilbo calls Thorin his friend, you go ...really?

I would rather have seen Smaug established in the first movie, killed off in the second movie and end it with the tension of war. Making the third movie all about the five armies where you are able, to relate to the characters more. What Jackson should have replicated in the first trilogy is clear - He should've stuck with the original story.