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  • The Monkey Hustle

    The Monkey Hustle 1976

    ★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2015

    A something of a shaggy mess, but I still enjoy it for the scenes featuring Kotto and Rudy Ray Moore, the locations, and the fact that it's a relatively sunny ensemble piece, not something you can generally say about films from the Blaxploitaiton era.

  • The Boxtrolls

    The Boxtrolls 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 May, 2015

    Funny and a bit darker than I usually expect from a children's movie. The animation is beautiful and the box trolls themselves are adorable and their contraptions are appealingly inventive. Very enjoyable.

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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.