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  • Kung Fu Jungle

    Kung Fu Jungle

    ★★★

    I finished Ip Man 3 earlier this afternoon.

    -Both feature Donnie Yen

    -Both have Donnie Yen's characters performing elbow blocks in virtually the fashion against virtually the same type of fist attacks.

    -Both feature Donnie Yen's protagonist and antagonist face off in a climactic battle in which both use either poles or logs of some variety in a "weapons" fight.

    -Both feature antagonists whose main goal is just be the best martial artist.

    -Both end with Donnie Yen's character and…

  • Ip Man 3

    Ip Man 3

    ★★★½

    Mike Tyson isn't in this nearly as much as he should have. His facial expressions are pretty hilarious.

    It's okay. Embellishes the cheese factor whenever emotional resonance is called upon, like a lot of these martial arts films. The fighting it pretty good, although I seem to recall the action of the first two being a bit more impressive. That said, the sword fight at the end is glorious.

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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★★

    This was a truly unexpected surprise. I haven't seen all of the recent Disney animated films. Of those that I did, I didn't care at all for "Wreck-It Ralph" and thought "Frozen" was patently mediocre. Positive reviews for "Zootopia" had me going 'Eh, whatever. Y'all said the same about Ralph and Frozen."

    Frankly, if you walked up to me yesterday and asked if I thought Disney had it in them in the foreseeable future to knock one straight out of…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★★

    What an odd circumstances under which to watch this.

    In my family we celebrate Christmas on the 24th more so than on the 25th. The extended family has a few places to be over the course of a few days so the gang finds a way to get together on the 24th and we have fun into the early morning until most part ways for other gatherings. There's a supper at my father's the 25th, and I'll be there later…