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  • When the Game Stands Tall 2014

    ★½ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    Let me begin by saying that I truly believe texting during movies to be one of the greatest cinematic sins one can commit. And yet, this film was so boring and there were only three other people in the theater so I texted basically the entire time. Here are some gems to help define this moviegoing experience:

    "This movie is terrible."

    "Steven is talking and moving around uncomfortably. He even went and found a new seat because he's bored."


  • The Giver 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    The best young adult book-to-movie adaptation of the past several years. It cares about ideas more than action sequences.

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