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  • The Terminal

    The Terminal 2004

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Aug, 2015

    I absolutely refuse not to be enchanted by this movie. You hear that, naysayers?! You can't make not like this movie! Say what you will about it and Steven Spielberg (or don't, since I'm not really listening anyway), but this film and Tom Hanks' Victor Navorski will always have a special place in my heart… Krakozhia! Krakozhia! KRAKOZHIA!

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★★½ Rewatched 18 Aug, 2015

    This is like late Pierce Brosnan-era James Bond, except for Mission: Impossible instead.

    So, yeah — it's, uh, not a very good movie, basically.

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  • Hook

    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, 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*—totally made-up,…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2013 5

    Ah, summer... *BUILDING SMASH*

    There's noth-*COLLAPSING TOWER*-ing quite *SMASH* 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?

    *AWKWARD, INSINCERE MOMENT OF…