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  • 22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    (B+)

  • Million Dollar Arm 2014

    ★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Beat by beat, this is just formula at work. There's nothing that distinguishes this as anything more than a Disney-ified baseball movie. For some, that's fine. I would prefer to have a level of character detail that is above, "cast Jon Hamm and have him act exactly like Don Draper, but drop the alcoholism because that's not Disney appropriate." It's cheesy and predictable, and in the end a little rousing... because that's how ALL of these films are. Is it too much to ask a film to have a little personality of its own?
    (C)

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