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  • Sex Tape 2014

    ★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2014

    Cluttered, inane sex comedy that equally fails at offering insight and laughs. I did chuckle once, when we find out what kind of music Rob Lowe's character listens to in private.

  • Galaxy Quest 1999

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 11 Oct, 2014

    Reminds me of two others '90's films:

    1. Groundhog Day - A pleasant PG comedy that gradually ascended the mountain of critical praise over the years as it became increasingly apparent that it possessed a lot of wit and heart.

    2. Ed Wood - Both a parody of and homage to bad/silly entertainment that explores how even lame art can be very meaningful.

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  • Live Free or Die Hard 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2007 2

    Myopic fanboys largely just complained that this didn't have enough profanity, but as an exciting look at another bad day for Willis' John McClane, this does the trick. Wiseman's competent handling of action scenes is bolstered by Willis' enthusiastic performance, while the pacing makes it feel leaner than it actually is. Serious foul with the fighter jet/semi-truck battle, though, a scene so stupid and unnecessary that it nearly wrecks the climax.

  • Predator 1987

    ★★★★★ Added

    A high-concept film executed perfectly, the theoretical "blast from start to finish" realized. Blistering action, genuine suspense, amazing creature design, and Arnold's exhilarating iconography. Not one but two center-right governors. Rockin'.