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  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally... 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 18 May, 2015

    Straight out of the golden age for romantic comedies and this was one of the better ones. The only thing that could make this more typical for a rom-com from that time would be if Tom Hanks was in it. Some witty dialogue, but a lot of templating the genre as well.

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite 2004

    ★★★½ Rewatched 11 May, 2015

    A modern classic of the ultra-awkward indie movie genre. Super hilarious at first (4+ stars) , but the impact kinda dwindles down to about 3 stars towards the end. Still, a great hangover watch.

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  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Now, this was something else.

    This, for me, finally put the whole package together. The key to the success of the original was the idea and the story, not the execution. Maybe that's why Tim Burton's one fell flat - the whole idea hides in the eventual revelation of the truth and by 2001 it wasn't much of a surprise.

    So, this movie threw the whole thing out in the garbage and started from scratch. And that is what I…

  • Buried

    Buried 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2013 1

    You wake up buried in a coffin with a cellphone and a lighter. Go.

    Brilliantly minimalistic. One on-screen actor, the entire set is a coffin and yet still excrutiatingly exciting til the very end.