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  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2016

    Saturday night at the movies with a bud. Opening weekend. Max room had maybe 20 people in it. Westerns can't win, even when they star Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington.

    I find Antoine Fuqua to be hit or miss. His highs are pretty high and his lows pretty terrible. This is one that falls in the middle. Actually, that's probably not fair. It's well made, slick, has a cool cast with each character given a few things to do even…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016

    ★★★ Watched 19 Sep, 2016

    Half an hour in and I thought this was going to be much better than the first one, which, while I sort of enjoyed because I like the turtles, ended up being mediocre.

    While I'd still argue I liked this more, it feels interminable after a while. Why a TMNT movies needs to clock in at 1h52 mins I haven't the faintest idea. This is exactly the sort of film that needs to max out at 90 minutes.

    It's more…

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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2016

    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 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2015

    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…