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  • The Stepford Wives

    The Stepford Wives 2004

    ★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2016

    One of the great tragedies of the last 15 years is the wasted potential of this. Look at the director (Frank Oz). Look at the cast, which includes Kidman, Broderick, Midler, Walken, Lovitz, Close...

    How the fuck was this not a musical? The plot is as this as it has always been, but the idea is so perfect to be stretched out into a ridiculous Little Shop of Horrors/Sweeney Todd light romp. Someone needs to take up the mantle and make this happen.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2016

    UP +
    MOONRISE KINGDOM +
    BAD SANTA +
    LORD OF THE RINGS +
    FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
    ____________________________

    HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid 2015

    ★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2016 3

    Admirable but the not-on-purpose cheapness infects the on-purpose cheapness through many of the performances. There's a reason Kung Fury is half an hour long and should stay that way, a reason Turbo Kid should have considered.

  • Zoolander 2

    Zoolander 2 2016

    ★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2016

    I'm forcing myself to like this and it's going OK

  • Mustang

    Mustang 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2016

    The all-female reboot of C.R.A.Z.Y.

    Sort of. It has that lived in feel, but Mustang has a different trajectory even though it ultimately too is about surviving an environment hostile to the live it's main character wants to live. It starts off feeling very meandering and plotless and gradually builds a dramatic momentum reminiscent of a Final Girl slasher film.

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2016

    Liked just as much the second time following a read of the book, which has some very different things going on (even though the author wrote the screenplay as well).

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2016

    I can appreciate what Trank was going for. I don't mind the mood, I don't mind the look, and I actually quite liked the body horror angle to everything. It just doesn't come together, and wastes a strong young cast who are stuck with blunt witless horseshit dialogue. I would not be opposed to seeing Torchy getting shoehorned into an X-Men movie.

  • Clear History

    Clear History 2013

    ★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2016

    The internet based title and graphics never made a lick of sense.

  • Fierce Creatures

    Fierce Creatures 1997

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2016

    Harmless

  • An Open Secret

    An Open Secret 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2016

    I don't know if Bryan Singer diddled underage boys, but he is friends with underage boy diddlers.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2016 3

    It's no secret that I am hard to disappoint when it comes to the X-Men films, and Apocalypse is no exception. What I like and have always liked about this series is the emotional core / bond between these characters, the variety of personalities, and the balance of levity vs carrying a lot of weight of their actions on their shoulders.

    I also have always liked the look of Singer's films in general, and the admittedly goofy villains in this…

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 25 May, 2016

    I hate Hate HATE the previous Tim Burton Wonderland, and saw this dutifully as the husband of someone obsessed with all things Alice, even the lesser ones.

    So... why did I like this? Especially when it seems to be as poorly reviewed, if not worse, than the previous one?

    Looking Glass does indeed inherit many of the previous films' flaws. Depp is annoying as the Mad Hatter. Anne Hathaway is still horrible, which doesn't make sense as on paper she…