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  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    I waited a long time to see this, because I wasn't sure what to make of it. Was it a foreign film? Artsy-fartsy? Low-budget? To some degree, it's all of the above -- but in the most epic way imaginable! Phenomenal cast, tons of great moments, some unforgettable visuals. I didn't *love* the ending, but at least it never descends to full Matrix-level BS. Great movie!

  • Despicable Me 2 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2014

    So cute! I think Pixar's storytelling has gotten a little stale lately, so I'm glad to see Universal offering up a different kind of animated feature. Now it's up to DreamWorks and HTTYD2 to keep the momentum going.

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  • 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.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 08 May, 2012

    I don't think this is the greatest superhero movie ever made or anything, but it's a lot of fun and probably as good as it could be given all the elements it had to bring together. It's a bit unbalanced, with Tony Stark/Iron Man clearly the strongest character (who gets all the best lines), followed closely by Steve Rogers/Captain America -- with the rest of the cast feeling rather thin until the climactic battle when everyone gets to shine. But…