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  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2014

    Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd spoof the romantic comedy genre in this goofily endearing film. It has all the tropes of a typical romantic comedy of the early 2000s, and while its satire tends more toward the blunt, it's still pretty funny. Poehler is a delight as always, and Rudd makes an engaging foil. The string of celebrity cameos (Judge Judy!) is also a lot of fun. Never quite as sharp as it could be if it didn't keep calling attention to itself, but its loose, almost meta sense of humor makes for an agreeable (and agreeably brief) film.

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2014

    Intermittently amusing comedy about a couple of thirtysomethings doing battle with a hard partying fraternity that moves in next door. There are a few funny observations about the benefits of becoming adults and leaving the party scene behind, but the film's comedy leans heavily on the awkwardness of the situations rather than any actual wit or inventiveness.

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  • ParaNorman 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    Absolutely fantastic animated film about a little boy who can talk to ghosts, yet finds himself the source of ridicule for everyone in town. But when an ancient curse is unleashed, he may be the only one who is able to stop it. Paying homage to classic horror, this gleefully macabre fable spins a surprisingly rich tale about warping history and the consequences of bullying. Beautifully animated & endlessly clever.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2014

    Richard Linklater spent 12 years filming BOYHOOD, and in so doing was able to watch his young cast grow up and evolve, creating a landmark cinematic experience. Linklater wisely dispenses with conventional plot, opting instead just to observe as a series of moments that make up a life - from first days of school to divorced parents to drunken stepdads to the first buddings of young love. It's all here, and the film offers a unique glimpse at a very…