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  • Jerry Maguire 1996

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Nov, 2014 1

    The movie should really be a mess by trying to go after three or four things at once that seem unconnected. But this isn't a movie about single mothers or the cynical world of professional sports or race relations or contracts or disapproving sisters or the male-dominated professional world (Todd Louiso!). It's about a man finding himself through the mid-life forest and coming out scratched but clean and redeemed on the other side. And that man is Tom Cruise.

    I…

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2014

    Nearly crosses the line at times with some drama but just before you roll your eyes, you're reeled back in.

    JK Simmons (nominated for a Spirit Award rightly so) absolutely nails it.

    It's clearly Oscar bait, but it's the good kind of Oscar bait. The last 15 minutes alone should win anyone over. It's a movie that's tough to not like.

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  • Chicago 2002

    ★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2013 2

    This movie beat The Pianist? Fuck you.

  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★ Added 16

    Incredibly boring with unflattering characters and attempts at comedy that had me eye rolling ever bit as much as I was checking my watch. No stakes, no story, no intrigue. Just a series of set pieces that, for the most part, linger on nothing of interest.

    The character of Tin Tin himself is as bland as he appears. Wish I would've skipped this one.