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  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park 1993

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Jun, 2015

    My parents thought I was too young to see this movie when it came out and though I've come across various cable airings over time, I'm pretty sure this was the first time I've seen it in its entirety and I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm GLAD my parents said no all those years ago. I'm 29 years old and almost couldn't handle it!

    I found it a bit slow and exposition-heavy in the beginning and though the…

  • The DUFF

    The DUFF 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Jun, 2015

    I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. I've been a fan of Mae Whitman for a while and she is spectacular here and her chemistry with Robbie Amell is sweet and charming in a way that makes a forgone conclusion seem almost interesting. It doesn't rise to the level of "Easy A" but it reminded me of that film in how it doesn't really tread new territory for teen comedies but somehow it also doesn't necessarily feel cliched or formulaic. A solid entry into the teen comedy canon.

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    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

    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.