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  • A Most Violent Year 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2015

    Oscar Isaac and Bradford Young. Two of the best alive in their respective fields. Zero Oscar nominations between them.

    Happy Oscar weekend, everyone!

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 2015

    ★★ Watched 19 Feb, 2015

    Like Anchorman 2, it misses the appeal of the first by attempting to create real character arcs and elaborate plot-driven setpieces. These guys are funny. Put them in a room and let them insult each other. Don't overthink it.

    Also, say what you will about Cusack, but he CRUSHES when he's allowed to play the melancholy guy in a comedy. This movie desperately needed him to handle all of its sadsack "we're a real movie with a real plot" nonsense.

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  • Sucker Punch 2011

    ½ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2013 2

    In case you were wondering, this is still one the ugliest, most brainless, most unpleasant, and most fucking terrible movies made in your lifetime.

  • Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2015 1

    I read a lot of reviews that specifically called out the concept of bees sensing royalty as "stupid." I asked my Twitter followers why this bit about the bees was stupider than elements in critically-acclaimed sci-fi space operas, such as The Force or a talking tree that only says "I Am Groot." No one has given me an answer. Probably because there isn't one, other than "Because I like those movies, and I didn't like this one."

    I get not…