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  • The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

    The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2016

    These old Disney movies are goofy fun.  This movie has over the top acting and goofy dialogue but the actors are giving it their all and their energy keeps the movie enjoyable.

  • The Giver

    The Giver 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2016

    Another in a seemingly endless series of young adult dystopian futures, saved by someone coming of age who rebels against the way things are done.  Yawn.  This isn't helped by being a future where everyone is cold and distant and repressing their emotions, meaning it's hard to care about any of the  characters.

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  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2012 1

    Having rewatched all three of the Ocean's films within a short period of time (the last two within 24 hours of each other), I find myself puzzled by the second one. There's no doubt that the third movie is superior to its predecessor and that it captures some of the magic of the first film in the series. But what is different about that second movie? It is simply that the second movie was set in Europe, and that the…

  • Dogma

    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…