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  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    The definition of safe, predictable filmmaking. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing...just that this could have been so much better.

    Here's the thing with family entertainment/kids' movies. They're the things that shape us the most, subconsciously. We see them over and over. And we quote them for the rest of our lives. They're cultural touchstones, 'cause everyone's seen them. And that's why they're so important to GET RIGHT. And that's why I'm disappointed in Big Hero 6, even if…

  • Xtro 1983

    ★★★ Watched 28 Oct, 2014

    Not exactly sure what was happening, but I was entertained by it, so sure, yeah, three stars sounds good. Killer SFX work.

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  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2012

    A classic. It's terrible in almost every way. But it's a classic.

  • Tarzan 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2012 2

    This film is actually excellent. I hadn't seen it since childhood, and now I remember why I liked it. It wasn't the jokes--they were childish and fairly inane and I recognized that back then as well. It was the plot, the characters, and the music. The drama of this story is alternately light and dark but always has a strong sense of character and narrative drive--Tarzan is actually a BRILLIANT drama, with some catchy songs. Also President Grant from Scandal is Tarzan. He would be Tarzan.