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  • Trumbo

    Trumbo 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    A late-night unplanned watch after not getting picked for the Hamilton lottery. I went into it not knowing what a Trumbo was, and since I watched the trailer without sound, I thought it was the endearing nickname for Cranston's character.

    My friend and I got to the theater more than an hour early so we decided to slip into The Night Before. So you can only imagine how jarring of a culture shock it was, after an hour, to switch…

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Nov, 2015

    This movie made me feel things on the polar opposite of the feels spectrum of what Interstellar did: joy, hope, warm, fuzzy, mirth. Though I still respect Interstellar for its ambitious scale and gorgeous alien landscapes, I'd choose to rewatch this in a heartbeat. I really appreciated the unexpected humor and heart from a movie of a genre that usually spells unnerving mystery, sterile atmospheres and the inevitable dive to despair. The spirit of science-ing the shit out of each…

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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.