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  • The Drop

    The Drop 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2015

    Tom Hardy is amazing. He inhabited the persona of the schlub bartender at a nothing bar with so much going on behind that noone knew about and it was totally believable. Gandolfino was great too, as was Noomi Rapace. But the cute pit bull stole the show! Really a great little movie.

  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    Grosse Pointe Blank 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Mar, 2015

    John Cusack and Minnie Driver are just too cute in this movie about a guy who disappeared at before his high school prom (leaving Minnie stranded!), only to return 10 years later to the high school reunion. Fun and crazy. I just can't seem to skip by too many Cusack movies while channel surfing...

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  • RED

    RED 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2012 1

    Just finished watching the last 2/3rds of "Red", the kinetic, over-the-top, over-the-hill gang action movie, featuring Bruce Willis, John Malkovic, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. It was pretty fun although quite ridiculous. It sure seems like they were having a blast making the movie. A couple cool movie tricks (like when Malkovic shot the RPG coming at him, causing a back blast that took out the shooter) raised this up a little. Enjoyable waste of time, I guess.

  • A Very Long Engagement

    A Very Long Engagement 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2005

    A Very Long Engagement is the 2004 film from the Amelie crew, including director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and actress Audrey Tautou. It concerns a young fiance's search for answers after word gets back her lover has been lost at the front. It elegantly captures the ugliness of World War One's trench warfare, yet is curiously uninvolving after the mystery is solved.

    As the movie opens, we see four men being marched along a trench, ankle deep in water as the rain…