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  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle


    Ugh. OK, so I was hoping this would be mildly entertaining. There've been a few "dumb comedies" that I actually enjoyed, that turned out to be smarter than they appeared to be. I was hoping this would be one of them. Turns out, nope. It's not. The central premise is a good one, but every single episode is just unpleasant to watch, aside from the one with Neil Patrick Harris because, well, NPH can save just about anything. I just…

  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

    The Resurrection of Gavin Stone


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So. Christian movies. As I discussed in my review of Silence, I do not have a good relationship with most of them. They're cheesy and preachy and focused more on the message than on the story. I went into this not expecting a lot, and frankly, I only saw it because I had 2 hours to kill in between teaching kids and it was the only film I could see in that time slot. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. This…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis


    Like so many movies by the Coens, I'm not exactly sure what to make of this. I like individual moments, but I'm not certain I can say it hangs together as a whole. My least favorite thing about the Coens has always been their ending choices, which frequently feel like they just abruptly stopped making the movie, rather than actually *ending* their story. That is definitely the case here, and I am once again left unsatisfied and a little puzzled…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    At this point, this is my favorite Marvel superhero movie (I had to think for a bit about whether I liked it better than Iron Man, but I'm going to go with yes). It's what I wanted The Avengers to be: a light-hearted adventure with delightful characters and some surprisingly moving emotional moments. And I knew pretty early on I was going to love it. Specifically, the moment where Chris Pratt dances through the alien cave. The humor running throughout…