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There Will Be Blood (2007)
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I never used to be a big fan of this film, as many know, but oh my God, I fucking loved it this time. Day-Lewis was absolutely stunning, Dano was hilarious and the entire ensemble were superb. The story was solid, the ending was amazing and the score is so hypnotizing.

Sublime.

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Mason01 wrote:There Will Be Blood (2007)
10/10

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I never used to be a big fan of this film, as many know, but oh my God, I fucking loved it this time. Day-Lewis was absolutely stunning, Dano was hilarious and the entire ensemble were superb. The story was solid, the ending was amazing and the score is so hypnotizing.

Sublime.
Really wish Johnny (and maybe Thom) would collab with Nolan at some point in their careers.

-Vader

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Mason01 wrote:There Will Be Blood (2007)
10/10

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I never used to be a big fan of this film, as many know, but oh my God, I f***ing loved it this time. Day-Lewis was absolutely stunning, Dano was hilarious and the entire ensemble were superb. The story was solid, the ending was amazing and the score is so hypnotizing.

Sublime.
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One of my favorites

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides -- 79/100

The Curse of the Black Pearl was the first film that I can remember that I was anticipating heavily and became obsessed with while in the cinema. I made it my goal at the time to see the film, despite my moms disapproval. My mom still has the "hate letters" I wrote her because she wouldn't let me see the movie... but one day my dad took me to see Sinbad, an animated film at the time, but at the last minute, to my moms dismay, took me to see Pirates of the Caribbean. As you can imagine, 11 year old me loved it and to this day I think of The Curse of the Black Pearl as one of my favorite films. To make a long story short, these films are close to the chest.

I'll be the first to admit that I enjoyed the first two sequels, Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, although I can see how someone without childhood emotional ties to the franchise would feel differently. That all being said, the first 40 minutes of On Stranger Tides were tough to watch. I quickly realized that due to this film having a different director and the lack of Swan and Turner that this film was going to be very different tonally... it wasn't as dark as the original film, or even the previous sequels for that matter, and without the characters of Elizabeth and Will, there was a hole that needed to be appropriately filled. On Stranger Tides unfortunately doesn't have visual continuity with the previous films, which I can only attribute to a new director and the use of the Red One MX as opposed to 35mm, like the previous films. Like him or not, Gore Verbinski was the Pirates franchise, and his presence was missed by me.

Anyway, the first 40 minutes of the film didn't play with the same sense of natural ease as the original, and even the bloated sequels... things felt forced, used, and boring. Luckily once we made it to Blackbeard's ship, things started to get better. The plot became more interesting, and the characters more entertaining. Soon enough, the hole left by Will and Elizabeth was filled by Philip and Syrena... but not because of the writing. Astrid Berges-Frisbey's beauty catches your eye, and soon her mannerisms do to. You can't help but root for her and those on her side, in this case Philip. Anyone would see her expressions of sadness, hurt, and innocence and be drawn to helping her immediately... I know I did. When she was on screen it was rather intoxicating... I couldn't peel away for a second.

But that of course only helps to hide the straight forward and predictable narrative that follows. Unfortunately the film didn't do anything we haven't seen from a Pirates film before. Jack's actions are getting old, and without the same tonal style as the first films I felt myself uninvested and care less during scenes that didn't include Astrid Berges-Frisbey.

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Wrecked - 9.5/10
I went into this film with somewhat low expectations. I heard bad stuff about it but watched it anyway because I love Adrien Brody. And man was I blown away. Brody delivers an Oscar worthy performance. This film was terrific. Too bad this film didnt get the attention that it deserved.

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Tron Legacy: 7.5/10
Finally got around to seeing it. It's obviously has it's flaws, but Olivia Wilde and kick ass special effects make me happy 8-)

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Blade Runner (1982)
Rating: 9.6/10
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Second best movie of all time.


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mastervirgo wrote:Blade Runner (1982)
Rating: 9.6/10
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Second best movie of all time.

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We all know that Chicken Run is the second best movie of all time. With Signs being number one.

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