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  • Jackie

    Jackie 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Dec, 2016

    After being jarred at the start of the film (sitting row 2 and staring up at the super close-up on Jackie's face), I settled into the movie somewhat like how the reporter looked. Uncertain of what stories would come out and a bit skeptical that this guarded former First Lady would reveal much anything noteworthy or of interest. As the veil slowly started coming down from her facade, the film sucked me into the polished persona that was Jackie and…

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Bridget Jones's Baby 2016

    ★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2016

    I haven't cashed in on my dumb chick-flick quota in a hot minute so I figured it was time. In this third visit to the will-they-or-won't-they between Bridget and Darcy, Hugh Grant's Daniel Cleaver was sorely missed as the counterpart to proper brit Mark. Honestly, you can't put an American up against Colin Firth and call that a fair fight (at least, not on this side of the pond). This (hopefully) last movie is truly a money-grubbing scheme in all its desperate glory that will hopefully dissuade other properties in forcing trilogies out of tissue-thin premises.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2014

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.