(500) DAYS OF SUMMER (Marc Webb, 2009)


The following is a work of fiction, but all resemblances to my life are not coincidental.

Rating: ★★★★★

(Originally published August 26, 2014.)

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Christopher Nolan, 2012)


This movie was just like me: severely bloated. I felt every minute of that 3-hour running time (and yes, I slept through most of the second act).

Batman seemed to be suffering from PMS and Bane was such a weak and uninteresting villain. You know something was wrong when the supporting players carried the weight of the movie (I enjoyed every scene with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Michael Caine).

Besides, any movie that still had time to squeeze in a kiss before the hero saved the day was a definite groaner.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published August 1, 2012.)