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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    Early on, the dialogue is pretty exposition-heavy (awkward, but necessary) and one or two of the jokes feel a little forced as the team's chemistry gels, but this movie is a blast! Rocket, Groot, and Drax are *so* much better than I expected them to be ("Two CGI characters and Batista" doesn't sound promising on paper). Bottom line: Captain America 2 was a tough act to follow, but Marvel's on a hot streak and this definitely keeps it going.

  • Signs 2002

    ★★½ Rewatched 25 Oct, 2014

    I actually (still) like Shyamalan, but this isn't as good as I remember it being. Some of the filmmaking feels dated and the plot is pretty clearly Shyamalan starting with an ending in mind and then forcing everything else to fit that plan. Good acting, though, and a few good jump scares. And I like the broad strokes of the story; it just needed a bit more finesse.

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  • Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2011

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

  • Sneakers 1992

    ★★★ Watched 03 Nov, 2013

    A little dated and uneven, but fun. There's not quite enough screenplay to keep everyone in the (incredible!) cast busy, and it feels more like a long TV episode than a movie, but I would definitely watch that show.