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  • Monsters University

    Monsters University

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I love looking at this as an implied condemnation of modern academics.

    Mike and Sully worked their way up the ranks and became scarers at the most prestigious scaring company in all the land - and they did it *without* a college degree OR crippling student debt. The OK squad would be living at Squishy's mom's house for the next 60 years trying to pay off those MU loans.

    And what did they experience in college? No teacher or faculty…

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    Observations from this viewing:

    Joe Takagi and Hans Gruber have the same first lines - "Ladies and gentlemen...ladies and gentlemen!", both while addressing the party crowd.

    My girlfriend commented on how good the movie was, adding: "Now I know why you wanted me to watch it." This was *before* the villains arrived. To captivate viewers so thoroughly with a lived-in world, likable characters, and interpersonal conflict you care about - all before the real story kicks in - takes some…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    He did it. He actually did it.

    I cannot believe I'm even typing this, but it's true...

    Christopher Nolan successfully crammed 10 pounds of shit into a 5 pound bag.

    Didn't even think it was possible!

    Is every citizen of Gotham City a fucking idiot? Let me count the ways...

    The first example goes all the way back to Batman Begins, when Bruce Wayne disappears for something like 8 years, then comes back one day without anybody asking where he…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    I don't trust anyone who dislikes this movie.