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  • The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Apr, 2015

    Not even the crappy compression of whatever version Netflix is serving up diminishes the awesomeness of the first, and still by far the best, Jack Ryan movie.

    Also: Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990) — John McTiernan was on fire. (A fire soon cooled by Medicine Man (apparently, Sean Connery can pull off a terrible Russian accent, but not a ponytail*) and Last Action Hero.)

    *UPDATE: Wait, no, I'm obviously, completely wrong — Sean Connery can pull off anything.

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight 1998

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 01 Mar, 2015

    Happened to watch this after watching Lawrence of Arabia, another movie edited by Anne V. Coates. What a career.

    Also: more on why so many great film editors are women.

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  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009

    Watched 27 Nov, 2011

    A movie featuring a team of mutant super-assassins hunting down Wolverine … And it sucks? Nice job, assfaces.

  • Superman

    Superman 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Nov, 2011

    Christopher Reeve, goddammit.

    Also, I actually appreciate the preposterous ending more as I get older. (Maybe as much as I enjoyed it when I was a kid.) It's not sci-fi, it's myth.