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  • 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.

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2014

    I enjoyed everything but the skimpiness of Rosalyn's character development (although Lawrence was a tour de force with the little she was given) and the cursory treatment of the ending. Unexpectedly seeing Louis C.K. outside of stand-up was a treat as always. Music and costumes for the ladies, spot on.

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  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2013

    Best Director nomination aside, this movie should make the Academy create a new category for Best Catchphrase and then promptly take home the gold.

  • Plump Revolution 2012

    Watched 25 Nov, 2012 4

    The movie missed its mark completely with the one scene when the photographer asks his potential girlfriend to eat 20 steaks in one sitting just so she can earn his permission to date him. Perhaps it was intended to be the climax of this farce but I couldn't get past how it seemed cruel and God awfully denigrating.