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The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

At times slow but very effective thriller. The 2009 Best Oscar for a foreign film award. Beware of the subtitles.

Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

82 minutes of complete garbage. No way around it and nothing more to say. They spent $50 million on this?

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The first one really transcended the superhero genre to a new level. I thoroughly enjoyed Downey Jr. in his depiction of Tony Stark/Iron Man. The second installment was corporate crap. It was as cheesy as cheese could be. I expected a lot more. Mickey Rourke was a particularly bright spot for the sequel. They should have never unmasked Iron Man. It took an important component out of the superhero mystique.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Huge fan of the original (I highly recommend it). So I had some very high expectations going in with Michael Douglas reprising his role as Gordon Gecko, the polarizing Wall Street tycoon.

The movie falls short. It starts out with promise and some very interesting takes on the pre-crash environment on Wall Street. But as you get about 45 minutes in, it just turns into some really tedious and boring garbage. Daughter doesn't talk to her dad, son's mom is draining his money, Dad wants to connect with daughter etc. Instead of continuing the tense atmosphere of the market evident in the first film and first 30 minutes of this one, it turns into a boring soap opera with a cheesy motorcycle race thrown in. The ending is predictable and by the time everything is revealed, you don't give a shit.
about him.

Shia Labeouf is ok, but his character is boring. The problem being that all we want to see is Gecko, and he's really not that involved in the movie, because the movie really isn't about him. Susan Sarandon is a great actress, but she serves no point in the film. She just pops up at random times. I only give it a fresh rating because Michael Douglas again is great reprising his best role and makes this movie watchable.

Solitary Man
Solitary Man (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Solitary Man is about the performances, specifically Michael Douglas's. The movie as a whole really lacked a tight story and gripping premise to really capture my attention. A lot of vague motives and uncomfortable moments that really didn't grab me to care about these characters. Michael Douglas is great, as was the supporting cast, but i found my mind wandering constantly because I just didnt' care about anything that was transpiring. I really can't recommend it for anybody except the hardcore Douglas fans. He turns in a great performance in a below average movie.