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  • What If 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Aug, 2014

    Third viewing. Fucking hell that I have to log it under it's incorrect American title.

  • Rookie of the Year 1993

    ★★★½ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2014

    Holds up better than any kids film from the 90s probably should. Mind you, it ain't no Sandlot.

    If this was released today, Slate or Salon would have a 2000 word essay about how this could never happen.

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010

    ★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2014

    The first Twilight is unwatchable. New Moon and this one both look better, have decently curated soundtracks, and are watchable in a yell-at-the-daytime-soap-opera way. Jacob is a creepy raper. Edward shows all the stoic passion of Days of Our Lives' John Black. Expressions of love are treated as significant burdens rather than anything of joy. Because apparently the books are written with a lot of inner dialogue, in adaptation Bella's frequent silences and odd decisions make her seem as confused and erratic as Lisa from The Room. So... I don't hate watching these movies anymore.

  • Muppets Most Wanted 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2014

    (previous log: letterboxd.com/coreypierce/film/muppets-most-wanted/ )

    Blu-ray release has 15 extra minutes, but I didn't recognize any scenes as new, rather than extra moments within individual scenes, allowing for more side characters to slip in a gag, and I think extra verses in a few songs. A rare case where the extended cut is better.

  • Innerspace 1987

    ★★★ Watched 11 Aug, 2014

    As much as I appreciate Dante, it's always been hard to connect with his characters. Something about them is just slightly alien or detached, even when they're well performed.

  • Babe 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Aug, 2014

    I miss my mom too.

  • The Object of My Affection 1998

    ★★½ Watched 11 Aug, 2014

    A movie that is altogether pretty watchable, Rudd-wise, although not very good, good-wise.

  • Super 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Aug, 2014

    Super was always disturbing. But after Guardians, it seems even more so. It's still extremely subversive and funny, although the tone being all over the place works as much against it as it strangely does for it.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2014 5

    Unexpectedly, a rewatch only a week after not being thoroughly impressed with a first watch yields much greater results. Which you can only chalk up to some combo of a better mood and possibly a better environment/screening. My first watch was in 2D and I can say having now seen it in 3D it's the inferior way to watch. My 2D screening was comparably much dimmer, leaving many scenes feeling lifeless and flat, especially as it got towards the action…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze 1991

    ★★★ Rewatched 09 Aug, 2014

    Unlike the first one, which I think is legitimately great, this one doesn't get by without a huge heap of nostalgia and/or a general appreciation for ligthhearted kids films.

  • Fanboys 2009

    ½ Watched 09 Aug, 2014

    I don't know what's more aggravating: A bad feature length road trip comedy about nerds who ONLY talk about Star Wars, or the idea that single-minded fans like this actually exist.

    Fanboys is horrible. HORRIBLE. One of the worst comedies I've seen in many years. Every lead character is bland and barely distinguishable from each other in character except for Dan Fogler, who is now likely my least favorite comedic actor, a noxious, detestable presence that has brought down every…

  • Run Ronnie Run 2002

    ★★½ Rewatched 08 Aug, 2014

    Mr. Show fans need to see it if only for the Three TImes One Minus One song, and the Jack Black song, but otherwise it's nowhere near what it could have been. I will say though after repeated watches in an attempt for it to grow, there are little things going on in the margins that almost make up for the disappointing main page.

    Oh, and there are other Mr. Show movies that have been written, collected in a book recently. They're not fantastic, but there is an audiobook cast recording version that I'd recommend.