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  • Lucky Stiff

    Lucky Stiff 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2015

    In my senior year of high school, we did a musical called Lucky Stiff. It was a fun, charming farce that stuck with me. The idea of adapting it to film was one of the many reasons I ended up studying film in the first place. Obviously somebody beat me to it, but the film they made does the show better justice than I think I ever would.

    This movie was made on a shoestring budget and it shows big…

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

    I don't have a whole lot to say about this one because there isn't a whole lot to it. It's a pathetically generic superhero movie that follows the same notes beat-for-beat as countless other superhero and general action films. It does nothing special or interesting with the story and the action leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, there really isn't a lot of action to speak of. Most of the "action" scenes are just watching the titular character…

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★½ Watched 12 Jun, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a fan of the Jurassic Park films. I've never really thought dinosaurs were interesting, so that aspect is lost on me. The first is still a technical masterpiece and possibly the most visually brilliant film ever made. The second and third were wasted opportunities. The fourth installment refuses to be another wasted opportunity, and easily delivers the best experience of the series. Unfortunately, for me, that isn't saying a whole lot.…

  • The Illusionist

    The Illusionist 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2011

    I wasn't a big fan of Sylvian Chomet's last film, The Triplets of Belleville. I thought it was okay but I had way too many problems with it. In his second major directorial effort, he seems to have fixed a lot of the problems in Triplets, only he has created a few new ones in the process.The Illusionist is about a magician who is coming to terms with the fact that his is a dying trade. Despite his agents' efforts,…