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  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs 1989

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2016

    The 'Burbs is nowhere near perfect but when you're this wacky, soothing, odd, funny, and unique you don't have to be. The film is straight forward, the plot is simple, and the direction isn't groundbreaking, but while they work so many other elements bump it up. The performances are tremendous - Hanks, Dern, Ducommun, Feldman, and all of the Klopek's are perfectly odd and deliciously awkward. Even underused actors like Fisher and Schall are wonderful in the screen time they…

  • Keanu

    Keanu 2016

    ★½ Watched 20 Sep, 2016

    Considering the talent behind it, Keanu was a pretty big disappointment. I usually enjoy Key and Peele, but this film's fault is the reliance on the same joke over and over and over. I was ready to cut bait after a half an hour but I stuck with it, and while I was rewarded with a few laughs, the repetition did not stop. I’m looking for a lot more out of their next effort.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.