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  • Superstar

    Superstar 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2015 1

    So I always hated this character on SNL and never saw this until now, but was insisted upon that I would enjoy it. And... I really did. What the fuck?

    Superstar is an ahead-of-its-time anti-comedy. Mostly. Directed by Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall, it has some of the same KITH anarchic spirit in its vein, as well as a bit of Freddy Got Fingered, (the more accessible side of) Tim and Eric, a tad David Wain, and certainly…

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Mar, 2015

    30th anniversary blu=ray = great!

    But what I took away from this instead was an obsession with finding out what the music is that is playing when Bender is crawling through the vent. Not even Shazam can help me.

  • Never Been Kissed

    Never Been Kissed 1999

    ★★½ Watched 15 Mar, 2015

    Oh Drew Barrymore, your voice is such a turn on even if at the same time so awkward and a hint of so much crazy.

  • The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

    The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie 1981

    ★★★ Watched 15 Mar, 2015

    Old shorts tied together with some newly produced material. The old stuff is of course, fantastic. Fully realized, expressive, perfectly performed. Once it gets to the Oswald Awards segment, I'd almost recommend you turn it off. The newly produced material is BRRRRUUUUUUTAAALLLLLL.

  • Elysium

    Elysium 2013

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 Mar, 2015

    Have most of the same criticisms as my first watch, but this time knowing it would not quite pay off on its promise (especially when it comes down to the latter action sequences) was able to enjoy it more as an occasionally smart, occasionally dumb action/chase movie.

  • Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Bobby Fischer Against the World 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    TIFF had a Bobby Fischer biopic last year called Pawn Sacrifice, which may or may not hit theaters this year. It had its moments but overall left me cold, not really showcasing strategy or the chess-mania appropriately, in favor of the more paranoid aspects of his life as the world championship unfolded.

    This documentary from HBO tells the whole story much better via pretty standard talking head/archive footage documentary filmmaking, but curiously leaves the eccentricities behind the scenes towards the latter part of the film rather than weaving it into that championship.

  • Alive Inside

    Alive Inside 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    Within minutes I turned to my fiancee who was already in tears. The look on Alzheimers patients' faces as they awaken instantaneously to the sound of their music is extremely powerful, some of the most remarkable footage I've seen in any documentary. Even if you only watched the first 10 minutes of this, you'd be getting more than you get from a lot of documentaries.

    There are however, a number of things one could nitpick. The production values on this…

  • Page One: Inside the New York Times

    Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    Now I see why people were so upset at David Carr passing. Dude's a badass. The moment where he shuts down the dude from Vice - priceless.

  • Fury

    Fury 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Mar, 2015

    A highly entertaining fireworks factory and GI Joe laser-filled extravaganza, enough so that it pains me that this did so-so and American Sniper mad everything.

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon 1977

    ★★★ Watched 12 Mar, 2015

    A 1977 movie that looks like it came out in 1957.

  • I'm Here

    I'm Here 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

    Available in full on youtube. How did I not know of this short film before? From Spike Jonze, and a strong companion to Her, this is a simple and heartwarming 35 minute robot love story that any fan should seek out.

  • Only the Lonely

    Only the Lonely 1991

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

    Some issues around how his love interest is written, but otherwise one of Columbus' better movies.