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  • The Browning Version

    The Browning Version 1951

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Apr, 2016

    Redgrave is extraordinary as the depressed and ill Crocker Harris. I feel like many would say is the reason to watch the film, but they would be discounting the rest of the superb cast, as well as the subtle and brilliantly sad story that unfolds in the perfect sub-90-minute run time.

  • Fantastic Lies

    Fantastic Lies 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2016

    There is a line toward the end regarding Mike Nifong where someone says that there is no worse punishment for a lawyer than to be disbarred. That man should still be in jail for what he did and, more importantly, attempted to do.

  • Ratchet & Clank

    Ratchet & Clank 2016

    ★★½ Watched 23 Apr, 2016 5

    The number of good video game movies remains 0, despite my hunch that this would end the streak. 

    Some funny moments, but just play the game (which is a masterpiece).

  • The Huntsman Winter's War

    The Huntsman Winter's War 2016

    Watched 22 Apr, 2016 6

    This film is joyless, despite a great cast that could have probably made a better film themselves, without being tied down to a studio. It features three of the best actresses on the planet and a full blown action star and the characters don't have any lines worthy of their (admittedly great) deliveries. It also has Nick Frost and Rob Brydon in it and is somehow unfunny. This was the first time I have EVER fallen asleep in a theater…

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2016 3

    They cut out my favorite song. That elephant march is my JAM.

  • Book of Christ

    Book of Christ 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2016

    "Cough not into your hands, for this is an abomination onto God, worse even than abortion."

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2016

    My first re-watch of Snow White in quite some time yielded some interesting thoughts.

    The dialogue is extremely poetic, with plenty of in-rhymes and some lines of bouncy, rhyming goodness. Even the music and sound cues play a role in this and it's all a treat to hear.

    The tone is really special. I felt the same way today as I used to when I was a kid watching it. It hits all the right marks.

    The blu…

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 10 Apr, 2016

    Don't go being a twat, now.

  • Hello, My Name Is Doris

    Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2016

    The best Sally Field has ever been.


  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Mar, 2016 4

    Jeremy and I revive the beloved Movies Over Salad Podcast to purge our thoughts about this monster.

    Some spoiler free micro-thoughts:

    My favorite live-action Batam in Affleck

    My favorite live-action Batmobile and Batwing

    Eisenberg's Luthor is bordering on genius

    Adams is wasted

    Gadot isn't Rosario Dawson (not her fault! SO WHY DOES IT HURT ME SO?)

    Zack Snyder is, yet again, not right for the movie

    Half of the music (presumably Zimmer's half) is great

    Somewhere within this film is an excellent movie. The pieces are there.

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption 1994

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2016 2

    Nominated for 7 Oscars.

    Won 0.

  • The Intern

    The Intern 2015

    ★★★ Watched 17 Mar, 2016

    The cutest Robert DeNiro movie since Taxi Driver.