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  • Pretty in Pink 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2014

    Oh man... I didn't even realize it until now, but I've basically been madly in love with Molly Ringwald my entire life. That thing she does where she bites her lower lip that one way? Yeah, that thing. How am I supposed to resist that? Tell me, how!?

    Sheesh. Life is so hard.

  • The Golden Compass 2007

    ★★½ Rewatched 16 Dec, 2014

    Re-watched the film along with its special features on Blu-Ray in the hopes of finding enough material to cut together a new fan edit of the film over my Christmas break. Sadly, it looks more and more clear that that isn't going to be likely.

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  • Hook 1991

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Mar, 2012 6

    One of those rare cinematic curiosities where you can tell instantly how old someone was when they first saw the film based upon their reaction to it today.

    It goes like this: almost without exception, those who first saw Hook as an adult will—by virtue of being a horrible grown-up—completely and utterly loathe the film, while detesting everything it represents about cinema today. They will deride Hook as bloated and indulgent; treacly Spielbergian sentimentality run amuck; and, worst of all—*gasp*—utter,…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2013 5

    Ah, summer... *BUILDING SMASH*

    There's noth-*COLLAPSING TOWER*-ing like the *CAR HURLING TOWARD US* good old *ENTIRE SKYSCRAPER FLOOR WIPED OUT* Hollywood *BAD GUYS DECIMATES 7-ELEVEN* summer *MASSIVE GAS-FUELED FIRE ERUPTION* blockbuster *EXPLOSION* treatment *EVEN BIGGER EXPLOSION* to make you apprec-*FALLING BUILDING WAY TOO CLOSE TO OUR HERO'S GIRLFRIEND FOR COMFORT*-iate a fant-*FIREBALL*-astic *CAR SMASH* story *EXPLOSION* like *MINI-EXPLOSION* Super-*HERO SAVES INNOCENT BYSTANDER JUST IN TIME*-man. It's great, *HERO THROWN THROUGH THREE BUILDINGS* isn't it?

    *FIERY EXPLOSION* *FLAMING INFERO* *BIG CHUNKS…