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  • The King of Arcades 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    Great film for classic video game lovers. An essential companion piece to King of Kong.
    Despite how fun it can be, there's a lot of heartbreak in seeing games languishing, sometimes in serious disrepair, in storage limbo.

  • Veronica Mars 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2014

    If you haven't seen the TV series, do yourself a favor and binge watch it first. It's one of the best written shows of its time.

    They got the whole band back together to make this Kickstarted movie and you can tell everyone loves what they're doing. Watching this is like hanging out with old friends.

  • The Wizard of Oz 1939

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 May, 2014

    Another viewing of the classic, but this time at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops providing the music!

  • 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.