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  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    ★★★

    three stars pretty much go towards tom cruise & his brilliant performance as stacee jaxx ; like phew, combine a great character with awesome singing? i'm sold & would very much like a movie dedicated to jaxx, thank you! even the setpieces are nice & alec baldwin/russell brand's chemistry is strangely adorable. it doesn't grab you until their duet & then you realize how pure gold it actually is! however the leads are abysmal, which sucks when it completely dampens the rest of the…

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★★

    such a great sci-fi/action movie ; love the disaster setpieces, that freaky badass sound the tripods make, tom cruise's performance ( because he can do no wrong! ) & the dingy look to the cinematography that adds to the despair their world is facing. shame it's let down by such a meh ending! i feel there could have easily been another 30-45minutes of footage with more action, a slower buildup towards why the aliens have met their demise instead of it…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    wow. wow, wow, wow. i knew this movie was going to be a tearjerker, but i didn't think it would affect me -this- much. i'm heartbroken, grieving, emotional, happy and overwhelmed all at once. loose ends tied up, content endings for some heroes, loss for others but there is no doubt that endgame is a powerhouse of a movie. not for flashy action sequences and epic CGI ( even if that was insanely wonderful ) but for the character-driven threads.…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    scavenger hunt #49 ; task 28.

    HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT FILM:
    beautiful cinematography & aesthetic: ✔
    awesome synthwave soundtrack: ✔
    lack of dialogue that heightens the mood through body language, tension & incredible atmosphere: ✔
    violence that doesn't hold back. slowburn yet brutal: ✔
    romance that isn't cliche, rather emotional and delicate: ✔
    an anti-hero that you instantly become invested in: ✔
    bryan cranston ( need i say more? ) : ✔
    ending that leaves you with questions ( & maybe tears…