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  • Wayne's World 1992

    ★★★ Rewatched 25 Nov, 2014 2

    Penelope Spheeris's "Wayne's World" takes Mike Myers' revered SNL characters and blows them up into a feature-length production. The problem is that the same schtick that works well in ten-minute sketches wears thin when stretched to over 90 minutes. Still, "Wayne's World" supplies enough good-natured fun to rate as a solid piece of work.

    Focusing on the two stars of Aurora, Illinois' favorite cable public access program, "Wayne's World" sees the show hit the big time in Chicago, forcing the…

  • Saving Silverman 2001

    ★★★ Rewatched 25 Nov, 2014

    Dennis Dugan's "Saving Silverman" is not especially well-made. It is not especially smart, and it is not especially lovable. It is, however, laugh-out-loud funny at times, and, that, for a comedy, may be all that matters. The Neil Diamond-infused, solidly cast film is very rough around the edges, but it is a lot of fun.

    Revolving around a young man whose friends grow to despise his overbearing girlfriend, the film follows as those friends resort to a series of outlandish…

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  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2012 32

    "Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014 19

    For those who like their science fiction fast, fun, and smart, Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow" is a treat. A slam-bang near-future epic, Liman's film boasts a natural, buoyant sense of humor, a hint of braininess, and a direct line to the sensibilities of any frustrated gamer. It is a wholly appealing genre spectacle.

    Beginning with the invasion of Earth by killer aliens dubbed mimics, "Edge of Tomorrow" focuses on Tom Cruise's military relations man busted down and into battle…