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  • Cool Runnings 1993

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2014

    A surprisingly enjoyable film; yes, John Candy is good playing a role that's much more subdued than normal for him, but the actors portraying the bobsled racers are also excellent and very charismatic. It's a feel good film, but it works on that level.

  • Guess Who 2005

    ★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2014

    I think it's important not to compare this film to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, as they're not remotely in the same category, and this movie can't help but seem shallow and stupid if placed next to that classic. However, taken on it's own merits, its not that bad.

    Ashton Kutcher and Zoe Saldana are a wonderful couple, displaying chemistry and seeming natural through much of the movie. Bernie Mac was always funny and it's a shame he never got…

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  • Dogma 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Oct, 2012 2

    This is my favorite Kevin Smith movie, although it suffers from many of the same problems as all his films. Yes, it is drowning in profanity. Yes, there are way too many gay jokes and too much bathroom humor. Yes, many of the performances aren't good (and sometimes from good actors, leading me to think that a better director could have gotten better performances). And yes, the shots and camera placement isn't very inspired. But this movie works on its…

  • Galaxy Quest 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Oct, 2012 6

    This movie is one of my favorites so a warning should be given. Gushing is going to!

    This movie has a brilliant cast. I'm not going to name all of them, but they're all fantastic. I will mention that this is the movie that brought both Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long to my attention. I also want to say that we all know Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are great actors, but this movie reminds me of…