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  • The Sweatbox 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Mar, 2015

    A really intriguing doc that goes beyond the typical "behind the scenes" fare we are used to. A story that definitely deserves to not only be told but seen. Unfortunately, it will never see the light of day.

    Definitely watch Emperor's New Groove BEFORE watching this.

  • Treasure Planet 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2015

    I wonder if the reason I disliked this as a ten year old (in the theater) was that it just wasn't as good as Muppets Treasure Island?

    I've often wondered why I hated this movie, since it combines two of my favorite things: pirates and space. Not to mention the fact that Long John Silver is easily one of my favorite villains of all. So, last night I finally gave it the rewatch it deserved and I was really glad…

  • Robots 2005

    ★★★½ Rewatched 02 Mar, 2015

    I haven't seen Robots since it was released ten years ago, and I'm actually glad I didn't turn the channel when it started on HBO. While its style isn't as appealing as some of its contemporary cartoons, it certainly has some of the most clever visual bits and gags of any animated movie. The all-star cast (featuring many greats but, most notably, Robin Williams), brisk pacing, and a handful of truly great puns made for a very worthy re-watch.

  • Horrible Bosses 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2015

    A rare sequel that is, in my opinion, superior to the first in every way. The story is more well-thought, the cast's chemistry is at an all-time high, the jokes are funnier and more clever, and it has the benefit of being able to call back jokes from its predecessor (which is, in many ways, an art).

    One thing that Horrible Bosses 2 doesn't do that many comedy sequels seem to be relying on lately (22 Jump Street, Hot Tub…

  • The Trip to Italy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    Perhaps the story is more compelling than the first Trip, but it didn't have the benefit of catching me completely off guard in the best way possible. Now that I'm used to Brydon and Coogan's impeccable chemistry, it feels less like a movie and more like hanging out with two friends who just ignored me the whole time and made bad decisions. Plus, I didn't get to eat any of the food. :(

    Still very funny and surprisingly beautiful on a technical level.

  • For a Good Time, Call... 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 26 Feb, 2015

    Revisiting For a Good Time, Call only confirmed my suspicions that it is a truly under-looked gem of a comedy. The perfect cast (including a handful of hilarious cameos), their perfect chemistry, and the authenticity of the story (the phone sex element is based on actual events in the life of co-writer Katie Naylon) all make for a very funny movie with loads of heart. Loads.

    Bonus: Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller's real dog, The Legend of Zelda Miller-Rogen, appears as Justin Long's dog Zelda.

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    The first Hot Tub Time Machine movie was like a more modern throwback to eighties comedies. With John Cusack (one of the 80s' go-to, weird comedy guys) there to give them film some authenticity, it ended up being a foul-mouthed take on a now-ignored type of comedy. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 took it one step further, poking fun at the idea of the sequel while also trying to recapture the heart of the first movie. And while it failed…

  • Another You 1991

    Watched 20 Feb, 2015

    Wilder is likable as always and Pryor has quite possibly the greatest excuse of all time for his wooden performance. Still, the movie is so dumb and forced that I would recommend simply fast-forwarding to all of Kevin Pollak's scenes and then turning it off.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Feb, 2015

    Second viewing: same as the first.

    Seriously though, the same great parts are still great and the same (very few) flaws are still present as well. I'd be surprised if this didn't end up in my top ten come year's end.

  • The Boxtrolls 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2015

    Ten year old Eggs, who has been raised by innovative creatures called BoxTrolls, becomes increasingly frustrated by the disappearances of his fellow Trolls at the hands of the Red Hats (a group dead-set on capturing all of the BoxTrolls). So he must disguise himself as a normal, cheese-eating kid, in order to rescue his friends and clear their names.

    The Boxtrolls manages to have a very unique and distinct mood for such a simple film. The Victorian setting, complete with…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Feb, 2015 2

    Kingsman is one of the best homages I've seen, simply because of how specific the type of film it is paying its respects to actually is. They tackle a particular sort of over-the-top spy film that is absolutely deserving of every bit of the shit it gets from movies like Austin Powers, and yet Vaughn and company have created something that is far more respectful than it is parodic.

    A Kingsman is a member of the British secret service, a…

  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2015

    Big Hero 6 is absolutely worthy of the praise it's received. The voice-acting is excellent, the characters are awesome, and it has one of the more satisfying end-credits scenes I've seen.

    When young Hiro's brother, Tadashi, dies, he must assemble a team of young geniuses, along with his brother's medical robot companion Baymax, in order to stop the nano-bot wielding villain from destroying San Fransokyo.

    TJ Miller's Fred and Scott Adsit's Baymax are my favorites, but all of the characters…