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  • The Terminal 2004

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Oct, 2014 2

    There is a part of me that likes just about everything Tom Hanks does, even Larry Crowne. He's my favorite actor so I just enjoy watching him on screen. Even if the material is lacking, he is always consistently entertaining. Recently I revisited Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, his 2nd collaboration with Hanks.

    I love this movie, truly I do, but this time around I couldn't help but chuckle at some of the sillier aspects (which were more prominent). For example,…

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Oct, 2014

    After two Iron Man movies and a lousy Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau wisely decides to direct a smaller, more personal effort. It's difficult not to enjoy this film on some level. I doubt it will be seen on many Top 10 lists at the end of 2014, but it's a perfect rental for a rainy day, or if you're feeling hungry. Like Chocolat, Waitress, or The Big Night, Chef is filled with delectable eats. Favreau knows how to get our…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2013

    "I'm never eating at Benihana again. I don't care whose birthday it is."

    The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese's 23rd feature and his 5th collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is just damn brilliant.

    It is one of the best films of the year. Every cast and crew member is firing on all cylinders. I was tempted to say this is DiCaprio's Goodfellas in terms of his tenure under Scorsese's wing because it has more in common with that, but from a…

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    My wife and many of her friends were eager to read Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl novel around 2012-2013. I remember how absorbed they were, but I chalked it up as just another murder mystery story and didn't pay much attention when she was discussing details. But when David Fincher signed on to direct the adaptation with Ben Affleck starring, I suddenly became very interested. If Fincher was at the helm I thought, there was no way it could be a…