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  • Waitress

    Waitress 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Apr, 2016

    The character Earl-y left me with such a bad funk the first time I watched this that I originally vowed never to watch it again, even though I loved Jenna, Dr. Pomatter, and the rest of the cast. "Waitress" would pop up randomly either in memory or conversation and I'd fondly remember the parts that I liked until I slammed into the foul odor of Earl-y. Honestly, I would've counted him among the Top 10 movie villains of all time.…

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Kung Fu Panda 3 2016

    ★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2016

    I recently heard that the most recent one had been decent through hearsay. Not sure what I was expecting but I can't say this scratched that itch. I guess the mystery of a panda son and a crane father had to be explored. ("Did it, though?" my high-pitched doubt asks.) While I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Bryan Cranston as a panda father, quality of story and resolution is straight-to-VOD so if you have another animation movie on the queue, I'd go with the other one.

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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.