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  • The Do-Over

    The Do-Over 2016

    Watched 27 May, 2016 2

    When Adam Sandler struck a four-picture deal with Netflix in the fall of 2014, it made a great deal of sense. The streaming service is the perfect home for the comedy superstar's limp shtick — some people make films that are intended to be seen on the biggest screen possible, while Sandler makes films that play best on your roommate's crusty laptop when you're recovering from a wicked hangover on a Sunday morning.


  • Look Who's Back

    Look Who's Back 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 26 May, 2016

    Once, the idea that a Hitler could rise to power in the 21st century seemed like the fantasy of conspiracy theorists. Today, a better question isn't if Hitler is coming back, but if we'll recognize him when he does. Maybe, as in the episode of "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," he'll come back as the coffee cart guy at a corporate office in Chicago. Maybe, as some have cast Donald Trump, he'll come back as a bullying businessman who would…

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  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015 18

    probably as close as I'll ever come to knowing what it feels like to find Jesus.


    UPDATE: i found jesus. Carol was better.

    (longer thoughts in the fall, no doubt)

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2016 101

    not a parody, just a cheap superhero movie that ceaselessly reminds you it knows how lazy & stupid it is.

    you can't afford to make a pure superhero subversion, because it has to cost $$$ in order to look the part. but Deadpool also had to be super inexpensive in order to finance a hard-R movie about a juvenile 4th-rate superhero with a tangential relationship to the X-Men... so it's like a 7-10 split and the film throws the ball straight…