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  • Basic Instinct 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2014 1

    I feel like I hadn't really seen this before, even know I know I have. Basic Instinct is campy and maybe a little slow during the second hour, but seriously, we need to bring the 90s sense of mainstream sleaze back. I know its not profitable but it is sorely missed.

  • Frozen 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2014

    Pops on blu-ray. I've gotten quite familiar to the music at this point. There's no way this isn't on Broadway within 5 years.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2014 6

    These 3 stars are probably a lie... as I think i am in denial.

    For years I watched the people who shat on Wes Anderon's style and did not understand how they could be so wrong-headed, and here I am, by my giant Wes Anderson book, near by Anderson Criterions (each bought after owning other versions on DVD and VHS and even blu-ray)... so very disappointed.

    For the first time ever I was overwhelmed by Wes Anderon's style to the…

  • Turbo 2013

    ★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2014

    Better than the trailers indicate. Looks decent too, and I see that Wally Pfister was a visual consultant, just as Deakins has been doing for Dreamworks to acclaim. Worth a Netflix peep. At worst you'll shrug, nothing at all offensive or annoying.

  • Showgirls 1995

    ★★★ Rewatched 16 Mar, 2014 1

    Whenever a movie falls under "So bad it's good" I usually default to a 2.5. There are elements of Showgirls that I find just plain GOOD amongst all the camp and ridiculousness... so... 3?

  • About Time 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Mar, 2014

    if Richard Curtis is a trigger for you, stop reading....

    Hello everyone else! I don't mind ol Dickie C, he makes no bones about making rom-coms and is just hoping to make em bearable for us dudes, and I'd say he is mostly still doing a good job. That guy who played Bill Weasley can travel through time. He's learned this via the always welcome Bill Nighy and he pulls various Groundhog Day shenanigans to land a girlfriend.

    Sounds cutesy,…

  • Girl Most Likely 2012

    ★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2014

    Not good, and pretty much not good from its opening long POV shot. This is one of those Netflix movies you give a random chance and then give up on after 5 minutes. But I stuck it out and in the end it's not as horrible as how it starts (or... how it ends), at its best playing like a few watchable but second tier HBO drama/comedy episodes stacked on top of each other. Eventually though there comes a thing…

  • Almost Home 2014

    ★½ Watched 08 Mar, 2014

    Steve Martin's voice stars in this animated short in front of Mr Peabody & Sherman. It's utter garbage, and sucks the energy out of the actual features beginning.

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Mar, 2014 1

    I watched Rocky & Bullwinkle growing up, but not enough for this to have any nostalgic call. If anything, my reference to Peabody and Sherman is their single "Quiet you" moment on The Simpsons.

    So I didn't care if this would turn out to be any good or not, but it turns out that it is. Smart and witty in that Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and (relatively little seen) Hysteria way, where pop culture references mesh with actual historical references. And lots…

  • Rope 1948

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2014

    This movie is never as good as the first time you watch it. Still great though.

  • RiP!: A Remix Manifesto 2009

    ★★★½ Rewatched 06 Mar, 2014

    I thought this was The Shit 5 years ago, when I think I was at peak "Adbusters phase", willing to overlook certain things for messagings sake.

    Rip is energetic and fast op-ed documentary filmmaking that thankfully showcases alternatives and positivity rather than just angry finger pointing, but at the same time it is often more naive than justified, perhaps a bit dishonest about what Girl Talk is doing, and a little repetitive. It's more of an "introduction to copyright arguments" for 20somethings packed with emotional appeal than it is any thorough examination.

  • Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Mar, 2014

    Slight improvement on rewatch. Subtle expressions stood out more this go around that pack an emotional wallop, most noteworthy of all the look on the face of Woody's past girlfriend (the one who runs the newspaper) as he drives by.