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  • Bridesmaids 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Jan, 2014

    I'm always fascinated to see how my favorite R-rated films get edited for broadcast TV (not to mention the variations between different network's edits). Aside from some questionable dubbing, this edit wasn't too badly butchered. (Although Jon Hamm's cameo was sacrificed to the point that he may have actually ended up with more screen time in his comically brief "Sucker Punch" appearance.) Interestingly, NBC thinks visibly vomiting, sink pooping and street pooping are all cool to air at 9pm on…

  • World War Z 2013

    Watched 12 Jan, 2014

    I watched this movie over the course of 2 days because I kept FALLING ASLEEP. An action-packed zombie thriller should not make me drowsy. Brad Pitt is visibly trying SO hard but this script gives him absolutely nothing to work with. The wall-to-wall action is full of whip-pans and shaky cam to subvert the blood and death for the sake of the PG-13 but I also can't tell what in the world is going on. All I see is digital…

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  • Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2009 2

    I can't even think of words to describe the ways I love this movie. Masterfully clever, shocking, nail-bitingly tense, hilarious - the cast is a once in a lifetime cavalcade of awesome and I have no doubt that there are a number of scenes that will be studied in film classes years from now. Definitely Quentin Tarantino's most mature, coherent film and arguably his best. QT deserved the Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year and it is a travesty that Melanie Laurent wasn't even nominated for her performance.

  • In Bruges 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2012

    Not at all what I was expecting - in a good way. Funny, interesting and surprisingly somber at times; I can see myself revisiting this film quite a bit in the future.