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  • You're Next 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2014

    The first act of the film, right up until the family dinner scene, is not very good. Everything after that is tops though.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Mar, 2014

    Is good

  • The Hidden Fortress 1958

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2014

    I really wish that George Lucas had borrowed even more from this film for Star Wars. I would have loved to see a scene where C3PO and R2D2 draw straws to determine who gets to force themself on Princess Leia.

  • Love Liza 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2014 4

    "Well it is a big deal. You come in're not in a motel room, you know Denny. I got stuff I might be doing in here, Denny. You don't just come in here, I'm Denny who cares what anyone thinks, ya don't care what I think. I'm Denny, who cares.....comin in here.....DON'T COME IN HERE."

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2014 8

    The thing that this film will most likely be remembered for, is for the big hullabaloo involving Harvey Weinstein wanting to cut twenty minutes out of the film for its North American release. Weinstein eventually conceded, allowing the director's cut to be released, and people cheered over the fact that this film wouldn't be passed through the Hollywood filter. The thing is though, the film does need at least twenty minutes cut out of it, if not more. There is…

  • Moonrise Kingdom 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2014 2

    "These are my books. I like stories with magic powers in them. Either in kingdoms on Earth or on foreign planets. Usually I prefer a girl hero, but not always."

    Two things

    When comparing all of Wes Anderson's films, the world of Moonrise Kingdom seems like the most desirable world to inhabit.

    Bob Balaban kills it.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2014 4

    "I'm sugar coating it man. This is Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Three of the meanest, nastiest, ugliest farmers in the history of this valley."

    Just one thing.

    There is this animated movie, and then every other animated movie.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2014 10

    Six things.

    The changing aspect ratios are a sensual experience.

    Appearing in a Wes Anderson film basically means that you are going to give an amazing performance.

    Shirtless Harvey Keitel.

    The quality bar for films being released in 2014 has been set ridiculously high.

    This is one of the great modern adventure films.

  • The Darjeeling Limited 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2014 8

    "He has this disease where his head is shaved except he doesn't have to shave it because he can't grow any hair in the first place. Don't talk about it around him though. It might offend him."

    Two things

    Aside from Bottle Rocket, all the Wes Anderson films prior to Darjeeling seem like they exist in a world that is almost fantasy. Darjeeling though feels more real world, like Bottle Rocket, though Wes Anderson portrays India as if it might…

  • The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2014 25

    "Did it seem fake...when my best friend was bitten in half right in front of me, then eaten alive screaming?"

    A bunch of things.

    This was my first Wes Anderson film.

    Don't ask how I got my DVD copy of it.

    Bud Cort crushes it in the film.

    The tracking shot that goes from the pirates shooting at Stevesy, to Stevesy shooting at the pirates, is incredible.

    Willem Dafoe....amazing

    This is a film that was inspired by Jacques Cousteau and Buckaroo Banzai. It is probably the best film ever made.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2014 6

    "You've made a cuckold of me."

    A couple things.

    1. I never noticed before that during the scene were Luke Wilson is shown playing tennis on the television, the commentators are Andrew Wilson and Jason Schwartzman.

    2. In terms of a dialogue to laughs ratio, this is probably Bill Murray's funniest role. Literally everything he says is funny, at least to me.

  • Rushmore 1998

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2014 8

    "Tell that stupid Mick he just made my list of things to do today."

    A couple things

    1. Since Eric Anderson voiced Kristofferson in Fantastic, Mr. Fox, and given that his voice is extremely recognizable, his tiny role as an architect in this stands out like it is a leading role.

    2. I hope Pixar paid to use Seymour Cassel's likeness in Up.