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  • Aladdin 1992

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Aug, 2014

    Often imitated but never duplicated. Seriously, in the fallout of Aladdin's massive success, many tried to replicate the charm of the 31st entry in the Disney Animation Canon by building their animated films around stunt casting big name stars and pop culture references. Yet, what they never really managed to capture was crafting their characters around that star's talents, which Aladdin did in spades with Robin Williams. Not only did his comedic stylings shine through, but so did his vulnerability…

  • Life After Beth 2014

    Watched 18 Aug, 2014

    So much wasted potential. With a cast this phenomenal (Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly & Anna Kendrick to name a few), one would think that this would be a clever and fun little horror comedy. Instead, it's a meandering comedy sketch that doesn't know when to end or what it wants to be. When it tries to have jokes, they just come off as confusing quirks or just uncomfortable situations. Plus, the characters are just too one note to…

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jul, 2013 2

    Many have claimed that The Empire Strikes Back is, in many respects, the superior film of the original Star Wars trilogy and the entire Star Wars saga as a whole (which, for the record, isn't very hard when you include those other three films in the equation). The themes are darker, the characters are fleshed out, the newer characters serve to give the universe further depth and the reveal during the climax is often cited as one of the most…

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2013 1

    Not much can really be said about Short Term 12. I'll put it simply; it makes you lose all faith in humanity... and then regain it in the span of 96 minutes. Brie Larson deserves that Best Actress statue now. One of the years best, if not thee best. SEE. IT.