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  • Bad Words 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Consistent raunchy fun. Attempts to have a "Bad Santa" style asshole adult vs a group of kids style plot, which teeters the line between bitterly mean spirited and hilarious, dipping more into the latter category a bit too often. Jason Bateman's character is a hard one to make likable and thankfully their attempts to do so don't feel too out of his asshole character. Mainly works when Bateman interacts with the underrated comedic talent Kathryn Hahn or charming child actor…

  • Top Secret! 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Jul, 2014

    Underrated Zucker-Abrahams silliness. Packs just as many jokes as Airplane! or The Naked Gun series, whether they be in the dialogue, the set design or by background extras. There is such variety to the humor that they manage to work by being so damn odd that one can't help but laugh. Even something as dated as a Blue Lagoon reference still manages to work when twisted in the usual Zucker-Abrahams fashion. Val Kilmer in his film debut also makes for an appropriately straight faced comedic master of that material

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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.