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  • The LEGO Movie 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2014

    Yes, everything IS awesome! The animation, the voice talent, the cameos, the story. All of it.

    There is a big element to the story that they've either somehow kept under wraps or through blind luck I managed to avoid knowing about it before seeing the movie. But wow, the movie just sucker punches you in the final reel.

    The LEGO Movie is solidly entertaining from start to finish and is absolutely something I think kids should share with their parents.…

  • The Wizard of Oz 1939

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Sep, 2013

    IMAX 3D

  • My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2013

    I don't often use words like magical, endearing and delightful when talking about movies because I'm usually watching a horror or sci-fi flick but Totoro is definitely all those things.

    This was my first venture into Miyazaki films and I can't wait to check out more. The English dub felt it was just as good as the original voice recordings. The actors are there to act and not just provide something to listen to.

  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Mar, 2013

    An amazing look back at Harryhausen's work with commentary by the likes of Speilberg, Cameron, Landis, Lasseter as well as Phil Tippet and Dennis Murren.

  • Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story 2007

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2013

    If you're a fan of B-movies and don't know the name William Castle, you should correct that immediately! This man was the PT Barnum of B-movies. This doc is a real love letter to him and his movies. There are very few people in show biz that I wish I had a chance to meet and Castle is probably second only to Vincent Price for me. It was a lot of fun finding out more about the man behind some of my favorite films.

  • More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2012

    A must see for fans of Return of the Living Dead! Great interviews with cast & crew about making the movie.

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2012

    Great movie! Even if you're not an arcade kid from the 80s, you'll probably like it but you may miss a joke here or there. Can't wait to get this on BluRay so I can freeze frame it to check out all the background characters.

  • Frankenweenie 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2012

    I always enjoy Tim Burton animations but this was so much more than I was expecting! There are plenty of nods to classic monsters throughout the movie and I absolutely love it for that.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2012

    IMAX - print didn't look as good as I was hoping overall but it was still great to see it on the big screen again.

  • Let the Right One In 2008

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2012

    I'd heard nothing but rave reviews for this so it was finally time to watch it. I was completely blown away. Such a refreshing take on vampires. Likely one of the best films I'll see this year.

  • Insidious 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Dec, 2013

    This one unexpectedly blew me away!

    From the start I thought it would be another Paranormal Activity or Conjuring. While I like both of those films, I don't think I would have enjoyed a third one in the same mold. Thankfully, they take Insidious in a totally different, unexected direction towards the end.

  • Up 2009

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2013

    I almost always see Pixar movies when they're released (excepting anything in the Cars-verse) but somehow this one slipped by me.

    I'd been hearing for years how awesome just the first 10 minutes of Up are and I wasn't let down. Why they hell aren't these people writing for live action?

    There are so many fantastic human moments in this movie that you tend to forget it was all created in a computer.