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  • The Lazarus Effect 2015

    Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    Waste of potential on all fronts. Seriously, with a cast as eclectic as this for a horror film about playing God and dealing with the brink of mortality, one would figure it would be somewhat interesting. However, The Lazarus Effect instead chooses to let extremely talented individuals like Donald Glover, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde and Ray Wise do nothing and have its potentially interesting themes wither on the vine in favor of playing up boring familiar tropes that…

  • The Jerk 1979

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Feb, 2015

    Steve Martin's goofiest tour de force. Seriously, if any film exemplified everything that made 70s era Steve Martin such a comedic spark, it's The Jerk. In what essentially is the story of a young man finding himself in the world told through the silly and raunchy lense of Martin and Carl Reiner's sense of humor, The Jerk is unapologetically crass, silly and vulgar, but in ways that never really feel forced or disingenuous. Much of that is clearly due 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

    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.