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  • Camelot

    Camelot 1967

    ★½ Rewatched 29 Jun, 2016

    Haven't seen this in awhile. Man, it is laboriously slow....a death knell for a musical. Some of the music is still nice, particularly "C'est moi," but the execution sinks whatever value is in the source material.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    Theoretically, shouldn't this be an easy movie to make since every part of it has been made before, several times?

    Can't decide if it wants to be serious, aspirational, silly, camp, so it just does a lot of nothing. No real story arcs, characters are just pieces on a 3D chessboard. Pilot to mother ship 2, check and mate.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 May, 2015

    "If you can't fix what's broken..."

    Fully satisfying as to theme, this is a throwback only in the sense that it reminds us of how much more thrilling stunts are than special effects. The choreography and editing is off-the-charts good...and a welcome relief to those of us weary of the uberfrenetic shot sequencing of Avengers and such.

    This is essentially one long chase scene, but backstory and theme are interspersed, and it's the rare action movie that shows rather than…

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Nov, 2015

    My notes while watching Brooklyn:

    Well, so, probably not my thing, but it's awards season, so I'll try to get in another movie tonig....hmmm, that's a really nice opening...yeah, that was really well done...you know, I do sort of like this movie's color palette....oh that's nifty turn there....wow, Ronan has always been good but this is a whole new level....who directed this?....who wrote this, oh, that explains a big part of it....you know that's a really nice moment there with…