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  • Mascots

    Mascots 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Dec, 2016 2

    I thought this was a TV show.

    Christopher Guest needs a TV show.

    Beer: Small Town Brewery Not Your Father's Root Beer - 2/5 (this is not good)

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Nov, 2016 1

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

    I wanted to like this more.

    The idea of Patrick Stewart playing a Nazi villain is far more intriguing than actually seeing Patrick Stewart playing a Nazi villain. He didn't have a lot to do. His presence alone cannot make up for that. I loved what he actually did, but I wanted more.

    The idea of a punk band unable to escape a music venue after witnessing a murder is my kind of concept, and it worked more often than…

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Nov, 2016 1

    Shit sandwich.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2016

    Matthew Vaughn is so good, he can make the most cliche-ridden film wildly entertaining.

    This is that film.

    I'm reminded of the G.I. Joe films, but in a good way - dumb fun that won't supply you with very much insight, but you'll be smiling in two hours, so it doesn't feel so bad to relax for a while with a good beer.

  • Loving

    Loving 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2016

    Beautifully understated and treated with a real-world tenderness that a story of this nature deserves. This is not Oscar-bait; this is just a great film expertly crafted by one of the premier talents in the industry today.

    See this movie.

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Nov, 2016

    I can't imagine anyone making a better Thanksgiving movie.

  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory 2016

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Nov, 2016

    Better the second time around.

    The writing for this film can sometimes be problematic, and often takes some logic shortcuts for the sake of emotion and drama - but that's pretty much what Christopher Nolan is so often excused for, so I don't see why we shouldn't give this one a pass, as well, particularly since the emotion and drama in this film works on a higher level than Nolan has ever reached.

    In all, this is a fun yet imperfect sequel (which is pretty much the definition of 'sequel'). Better than Cars 2, but Finding Nemo, this is not.

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Nov, 2016 1

    So captivating, I didn't even eat my popcorn.

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Nov, 2016

    I like it.

  • Best in Show

    Best in Show 2000

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Oct, 2016

    Macadamia nut.

  • Se7en

    Se7en 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Oct, 2016 2

    This is such a distinctly 90's film, in the best way. It's a shame Fincher has moved on to turning grocery-store pulp novels into pretty pictures for popularity's sake. Maybe he feels this type of film-making is beneath him now, but that couldn't be further from the truth. What he's doing now is beneath him.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2016

    Fairly incredible in most ways. Bested my expectations. I recommend it.