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  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    Well acted and pretty to watch, but it plays fast and loose with the facts and focuses much less on what Hawkings did, or even on his struggle to do so while suffering from ALS, and more on his marriage. In the end I found it managed to be slight while still being kind of depressing.

  • Grizzly Park

    Grizzly Park 2008

    ★½ Watched 19 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Grizzly Park was returned at the front desk of my library, so I snapped it up thinking I might watch it some night when BVH crashed early. In the end I watched it with the SSMG, which was the right move. Yes, there were some funny, funny moments, mostly due to terrible dialogue and acting, but mostly this film is just dull. The box tells you it's about a serial killer AND wild animals attacking a group of young people…

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  • The Getaway

    The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 8

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.