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  • Hot Tub Time Machine

    Hot Tub Time Machine 2010

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2016

    Acceptable "I'm washing dishes and need to randomly glance at boobs or puke" material.

    More than just a little misogynist, but the 9 year old had it coming.

  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2016

    Hard to say which is better between the Act of Killing and this follow-up. On one hand the personal elements in play here give this a different power, but Act of Killing is probably more memorable of an experience thanks to its bizarre elements and frankly, better ending.

    As much as I looked forward to this, I had figured that it was an unessential companion piece, but it's anything but. If you liked Act of Killing, you need to see this as well.

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales 2006

    ★★★½ Rewatched 19 Jan, 2016

    I'd made several attempts to watch this over the last decade, all to no avail... until now. While still needlessly complicated, I think now, like Vampire's Kiss, this is an odd mix of a seemingly serious story, filmed seriously, but performed ridiculously. Hence the cast of comedic actors.

    Maybe it's the decade of gradually being more and more unapologetic of the Rock, or having seen Seann William Scott chip away at the Stifler persona, or just how cringe-bad-but-kinda-funny (in a…

  • Twisted

    Twisted 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Jan, 2016

    My wife is a Harry Potter fanatic and with that comes lots of Team Starkid, who I had generally been unimpressed by previously when I'd heard various Harry Potter musical tracks. So I was hesitant to give this a shot.

    Turns out they've come a lot way since those early days. Despite the next-to-nothing set and low budget, this is a very funny, catchy, well performed, memorable Aladdin/Wicked/Disney-in-general parody, and to be honest, as a musical preferred it over both…

  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie 1979

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Jan, 2016

    The family film where Miss Piggy forces Kermit the Frog to go down on her during a musical number.

  • Meet the Patels

    Meet the Patels 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jan, 2016

    On Netflix. Funny personal doc about arranged marriage that feels a bit scripted at times. Certainly predictable. You may know Ravi from Master of None.

  • Sleeping with Other People

    Sleeping with Other People 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Jan, 2016 1

    One of the better romcoms in recent years. Sudeikis at last makes an interesting lead rather than a boring stand-in for someone they couldn't get, and Alison Brie is immensely watchable, especially uh... when in various states of undress (I'll let you think I'm a pig on this one. It's Alison Brie, fuck off)

  • Sisters

    Sisters 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2016

    The reviews for this arent all that great.



    I laughed at this more than any movie in 2015, which really isn't that much, as I'm not a huge laugher per se, but for any flaws one might point out in story or whatever, I can rebut by simply saying there was such a short gap between each thing I thought was funny that it doesn't matter.

    Best comedy of the year? No, that would be Mistress America, maybe one or two others. Funniest movie of the year? I'd have to say, yes. How does one differentiate? I'unno. Shut up.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jan, 2016

    I just saw this on a big screen for the first time and now I know Catbus has testicles.

  • Burlesque

    Burlesque 2010

    ★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2016

    The movie where Christina Aguilera tries to look like a normal person and ends up looking more like a porn star than ever before.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2016

    One of the years best trailers is for the years most boring film, from the director of my favorite film of last year.

    Well, correction: About an hour of this - the first hour - is really great. Stunning, shocking, perverse. It'll put hair on your balls or something while also giving you the opportunity to think you're reflecting on the brutality of nature. It's Shirley the Loon's "Song of the Loon" with hypothermia.

    I guess.

    Look, it's not that…

  • Joy

    Joy 2015

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2016

    The first half hour of Joy is B-R-U-T-A-L, to the extent I would expect a lot of people had walked out. I have no idea what O'Russell was thinking with this sequence, however after the Nailed/Accidental Love fiasco (which is so weird that I actually liked it more than this) I don't think many people are going to be working overtime to justify it.

    But.... it settles in, and for the next hour and a half it's a solid, small,…