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  • Unedited Footage of a Bear 2014

    Watched 21 Dec, 2014

    Too Many Cooks 2: Two Many Cooks.

    These are basically the fake ads Saturday Night Live was making in the early 90s stretched to 11 minutes to make them "edgy." They're not.

  • Chelsea Handler Uganda Be Kidding Me Live 2014

    ★½ Watched 13 Dec, 2014 11

    Totally forgot to log this...



    ...because it's fucking awful.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Dec, 2014 24

    This one is for me. This one gets to be mine.

    I didn't want my superheroes cramming college freshman philosophy down my throat. I didn't want my super friends to require an hour of exposition to get their team together.

    I wanted weirdos. I wanted fun. I wanted to go to different worlds. I wanted to get to all of them quickly. I wanted a talking raccoon. I wanted a graduate of Troma to give this to me. I wanted…

  • Microcosmos 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014 2

    Sometimes I really, really, really, really miss taking drugs.

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Nov, 2014 26

    Easily the best Batman ever.

  • Too Many Cooks 2014

    Watched 08 Nov, 2014 7

    Being that this and Interstellar seem to be the most popular things on Letterboxd today, I feel comfortable in my choice of skipping Interstellar.

  • Surviving Edged Weapons 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014 8

    Whoa. Where to begin...

    Surviving Edged Weapons is a feature-length police training video, ostensibly about how to protect yourself against an attack with a knife or razor or any sharp weapon. And while there is certainly information useful to law enforcement officers about the subject, the video is an bizarre conglomeration of coked-up dramatizations, gruesome photos of actual knife wounds, and the occasional random aside that has little to do with anything.

    It feels like the director was given some…

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2014 9

    Despite the fact I kept thinking I was watching one of those Hobbit movies, this is a massive step up from the snoozery of the previous three Harry Parry films. Or four films? Not sure. Everything after Azkaban.

    I actually found myself getting a bit emotional during the epilogue. But I also ate an entire pint of ice cream while watching this, so I might just be starting my period.

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Oct, 2014 11

    Actual conversations I had with my 2 and a half year old son, Jack, while watching this:

    Jack (As opening scroll starts): Ooooooooooohhhhh.
    Me: I know!

    *****

    Jack: Moon.
    Me: Yup.
    Jack: Big moon.
    Me: Uh huh.
    Jack: Spaceship!
    Me: Sure is.

    *****

    Jack: Star Wars is cool!
    Me: I know!

    *****

    Me (as Darth Vader enters): Who's that, dude? You know who that is.
    Jack: Dr. Doom!
    Me: Hahahahahahaaaaaaa!!! That's the best wrong guess ever.

    *****

    Jack: Star Wars…

  • I Am Sam 2014

    Watched 16 Oct, 2014 9

    Read other, smarter people's reviews. Then watch this. Or vice versa.

  • Evil Dead II 1987

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Oct, 2014 21

    Evil Dead II is better than Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Singin' in the Rain, and Gone With the Wind combined.





    [note: I've never seen Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Singin' in the Rain, or Gone With the Wind, but my gut tells me I'm right on this one.]

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Oct, 2014 25

    Actual conversations I had with my 2 and a half year old son, Jack, while watching this:

    Jack: Who dat?
    Me: Loki.
    Jack: [Looks confused.]
    Me: I don't know. He's a god like Thor. Or maybe a demigod ... [trails off realizing that mentioning a real villain like Dr. Doom would just upset the boy.]

    *****

    Jack: Watch something else?
    Me: Dude, this has Iron Man and Hulk and Captain America in it ... eventually.

    *****

    Jack: Where's Hulk?
    Me:…