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  • Wet Hot American Summer 2001

    Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    This movie is truly awful.

  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971

    ★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2014

    So, you may have a bad taste in your mouth after Beneath the Planet of the Apes and that's understandable. And the very chain of events within the Planet of the Apes world that leads to this sequel's story requires a lot of suspension of disbelief. It's a lot of ask, honestly.

    If you can deal with those and fully buy in to the story that gets you between the "present" and the distant future visited by Charlton Heston in…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★½ Watched 04 Jul, 2013

    If you're going to reboot a franchise that's only been dormant for five years, you have to give us some sort of indication that you care. Christ, what a train wreck.

  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972

    ★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2014

    Goddamn this is a dark, dark movie. To think that the movie before, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, began as a fish-out-of-water comedy, and now just a sequel later, there's an unrated cut that was deemed to violent for audiences in 1972.

    Ricardo Montalban is particularly good in this movie, playing a world-weary father figure to Caesar. Even at the silliest of moments, he is fully committed to his role and he makes the movie far better than…