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  • X2

    X2

    ★★★★

    I guess as a kid, this is the one out of the original trilogy that I'd seen the least for some reason, because there was a lot that I didn't remember about it. After rewatching it, I can safely say that it expands upon what made the first one so great and fresh, securing it as the best of the first three X-Men movies.

    I also have to acknowledge that as a kid, this series influenced me so much. X-Men,…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★

    See my full review for first and second viewing here.

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★

    I had hyped this film up so much in my head. I had watched the teaser trailer 100 times, and had been listening to Elton John non-stop for weeks. Rocketman looked like everything that Bohemian Rhapsody wasn't. And of course on first viewing, I was definitely a bit disappointed.
    Yes, it had differentiated itself from other musical biopics by including scenes of fantasy, and genuine musical numbers. But apart from that, it did kinda just feel like any other musical…

  • X-Men

    X-Men

    ★★★½

    Felt a desire to rewatch some of the X-Men franchise after seeing Dark Phoenix the other day.
    I love this movie! Always have. Definitely been more than a few years since I've seen it, so good to have a refresher. The first two acts are honestly so much fun and so perfectly made.
    Logan and Rogue as the audience surrogates, discovering Professor Xavier's school. Uncovering the mutant/human conflict, and using mutants as an allegory for immigrants and other persecuted minorities.…

  • Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives

    Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives

    ★★½

    So disappointed dude! I fucking love Adam DeVine. I have been a hardcore fan of Workaholics for years. Just didn't love this. I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe just a similar humour to what Workaholics was. This just felt more broad. I feel the same way as I did after watching Game Over, Man!, the Workaholics guys' film from last year. I definitely can't say I didn't laugh throughout the special. Maybe my hopes were too high. Honestly…

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★

    The Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19 (5/33)
    #26. Fallen Angels (1995)

    Week 26: March 17th-23rd
    Hong Kong New Wave Week

  • My Big Gay Italian Wedding

    My Big Gay Italian Wedding

    ★★½

    Probably wouldn't have gone see this if Palace Cinemas weren't doing $7.50 movie tickets all week. But I liked the look of the trailer and had an afternoon to kill, so why not? I was enjoying this film a lot during the first two acts. It wasn't really anything I hadn't seen before. But it was charming, and funny, and set in a beautiful location, so I wasn't complaining. Really well written and acted. And then the final 20 minutes…

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★½

    VERY cool ultra-independent sci-fi. Gets a bit convoluted and muddled during the final sequence I think, but the rest of the runtime had me wishing I had thought of it first. Very intriguing and fun story that thoroughly explores all of the possibilities of its premise. Phenomenal acting too. I think I can pretty much bin all of my "double" ideas after this.

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★½

    Rewatched with Pretty Much It's commentary track. Glad I watched it on my own first. Although a lot of stuff became clearer to me this time around. Just stumbled upon Pretty Much It recently, and thought this'd be a good one to start with. Was not disappointed.

  • High Life

    High Life

    This was probably one of the worst films I've ever seen in a cinema. Definitely the worst I've seen so far this year. I would rather rewatch Clint Eastwood's The Mule 10 times before I watch this boring, pretentious, confusing mess of a film again. And I hated The Mule! I say all of this with an extremely heavy heart, because I wanted High Life to be good so badly. The trailer looked really interesting, and I've been extra in…

  • Observe and Report

    Observe and Report

    ★★

    Came out around the same time as Paul Blart if memory serves. Both being in the "mall-cop comedy" genre, I think this one got a bit lost in the flurry for me. Visiting it now, it's clear that a lot of the comedy doesn't quite hold up. Also the 2nd and 3rd acts really drag on. Anna Farris and Ray Liotta putting in extra-good work here though. Not too disappointed because I wasn't really expecting much.

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★

    The Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19 (4/33)
    #15. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

    Week 15: December 16th-22nd
    Holiday Week