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  • Big Game

    Big Game 2014

    ★★½ Watched 10 Aug, 2016

    Just fun enough to remain watchable. Never goes beyond that.

  • God Help the Girl

    God Help the Girl 2014

    ★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2016

    God Help the Girl overstays its welcome by 30 or so minutes which is really a problem when you're talking about the saccharine, falsetto kind of emotion that's on display here. I suppose that's to be expected because of the director, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, but I would have been receptive to dialing down the twee stuff in favor of some more substance. I also have an aversion to people talking about "pop music". It makes me cringe. I…

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  • God's Not Dead

    God's Not Dead 2014

    ½ Watched 13 May, 2014

    It's very easy, too easy, to slam God's Not Dead purely because it's straight-up Christian propaganda. And not just propaganda but antagonistic crap designed to reach to the converted and preach to those on the fence. This movie is fully representative of the excessively defensive Christian victim complex movement that's plaguing America today. It's a bad movie with bad acting and bad direction and bad everything else but no worse than any other Lifetime made-for-TV movie.

    Long story short: This…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Dec, 2014

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.

    The…