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  • Atlantis: Milo's Return

    Atlantis: Milo's Return 2003

    ★½ Watched 23 Apr, 2016

    Because Disney has to make a sequel to everything, we have Atlantis: Milo's Return. When the original film didn't make as much money as the studio wanted, the initial sequel plans for a follow-up were scrapped and they prepared to launch what was supposed to be a show. When that didn't happen they crammed the three shorts into the direct-to-DVD sequel that we have here.

    None of the storylines here are particularly interesting. They all follow the same routine. It…

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Apr, 2016

    My kids are too young to fully absorb movies, but that didn't stop me from showing them material other than Bubble Guppies to avoid going insane. I thought I would show them a few titles I had always wanted to see and started with this one. Well, not only is traditional hand drawn animation not their thing, but Atlantis: The Lost Empire is not really a film for little kids. This is as close to anime as Disney has every…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    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…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    The final 30-45 minutes of Nightcrawler contain some of the most gripping cinema you will see this year. It is an insane, adrenaline-fueled ending that will have the viewer on the edge of their seat, on pins and needles, white-knuckled, and any other overused critic line you can think of. I'm not sure how interested I would have been in Dan Gilroy's debut had it not been for the magnificent first trailer. The ones that followed weren't as crazy, but…