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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Daring, caring, and dark.

Zack Synders continuation of the DC universe being called to save the world sees Batman and Superman finding common ground, even as the son of Lex Luthor takes multiple attempts in gaining enough leverage to control the "false god" that Superman is being indicted as. The intertwining slow build up of seeing how much (and sometimes how little) it can take to push a man/alien is strikingly (and surprisingly) similar.

The music (by Hans Zimmer) helps to drive both the storyline, and befittingly, your emotions. Of course all this doesn't matter, if the action isn't purposeful. And the action does deliver, albeit unbalanced among the superheroes, and their alter egos.

As it stands, this movie gave me a certain feeling that I surmise only comes after seeing how superhero movies are never in short supply, and the world always needs saving. Spoilers aside, BvS has an ending that leaves you wanting more (in a good way). 4/5 stars.

Still Alice
Still Alice (2015)
17 months ago via Movies on Android tablet

I really wish I had seen this film sooner. Its depth and unfiltered view of the Alzheimer's Disease and what it does to not only yourself, but your friends and family, makes this disease unspeakable. As Alice (Julianne Moore) talks about in the film, it is the moments in our lives that make us who we are. And without question, Alzheimer's takes these moments away. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, but taken all the same. Wonderfully acted, and with the addition of a great supporting cast, including the cover of "If I had a boat" by Lyle Lovett (linked here for those interested: https://youtu.be/jStiNkRNeug) Still Alice earns a perfect rating. Never let a disease define who you are, be resilient and resourceful. And in the end, accept the love from those around you that know you for how you really are, not what you are diagnosed with.

Big Eyes
Big Eyes (2014)
18 months ago via Movies on Android tablet

Big Eyes by Tim Burton (a usually eccentric director of visuals) is toned down considerably, to bring a story about narcissism and passion of the arts to the big screen. Both the lead characters do well to carry this film, based on a true story. That being said, Christoph Waltz, is who really shines in the film. From Django Unchained to the upcoming Bond film Spectre, Waltz makes this film all the more interesting. That is not to say Amy Adams (Superman) doesn't hold her own. As the film unravels, it really is a sign of the times for women, and Burton does a good job of showing what that means. Big Eyes shines most by remembering its based on a true story which does help to make it all the more interesting for the viewer. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The Imitation Game
19 months ago via Movies on Android tablet

How do you win a war? How do you do the impossible? How do you love one another? Surprisingly, the answer is one in the same. You try. The Imitation Game is equal parts witty, resilient, and brash. Though the film is based on how Alan Turing (and his team) cracked the German Enigma code of WWII, the underlying theme is much larger. Without giving too much away, it astounds me at how far we've come as a society in such a short amount of time. Suffice it to say, for some, it wasn't soon enough. The film does have its shortcomings, and feels dragged out at times, nevertheless, the acting is superb and for that, I give The Imitation Game 4 out of 5 stars.