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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot 1959

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2016 1

    Charming, funny, three great lead performances. Wilder's masterpiece?

  • Grimsby

    Grimsby 2016

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2016

    It's the kind of lowest-common denominator, gross-out gag filled comedy that it's in short supply these days in comparison to improv-heavy, cameo-fests (this does have its share of cameos though). 

    It's no Borat or Bruno but Sacha Baron Cohen really throws himself into the role and at 80ish minutes, I did laugh more than expected. With a group of friends and some beers I think it would play really well, but the film's plot drags on search of its next…

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  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2015 2

    Woo! First review on here!

    I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.

    I've been a longtime fan of…

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2014

    Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…