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  • Think Like a Man Too 2014

    ★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Definition of a lazy sequel. The first one was a pleasant enough little surprise, but the follow up is an obvious rush to get something put together while people still care. Not much to see here.

  • The Last Detail 1973

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Oct, 2014

    A classic, Oscar-nominated Jack Nicholson performance backed by stellar work from Randy Quaid (also Oscar-nominated) and Otis Young, "The Last Detail" is a classic road movie. At the heart of the film is a difficult moral question and the screenplay by Robert Towne (who scored the film's third nomination) takes no shortcuts.

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  • The Pianist 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    As a child, Roman Polanski roamed the streets of Poland during the Holocaust. He survived when his father pushed him through a barbed wire fence. His mother died, and he has said the only thing that will bring closure to that pain is his own death. It is for these reasons that The Pianist is one of the most personal films ever made. It is another in a long line of Holocaust films, but it finds a new way to…

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    Frequently hilarious, Nicholas Stoller scores again here. Seth Rogen and Zac Efron make great rivals, and Rose Byrne more than holds up her end and adds some of the movie's best lines.