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  • Snakes on a Plane

    Snakes on a Plane 2006

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2016

    I resisted this for a long time. Now I wish I hadn't. This is a dumb movie, but it's a fun -- and actually pretty good -- dumb movie. Not art, just entertainment. And I'll take that most days.

  • Come September

    Come September 1961

    ★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2016

    Fun little movie. It's perhaps a bit dated now and it drags on towards the end (having said that, I wish the hotel/not-a-hotel farce had continued a bit longer) but the visuals are stunning and the cast is great. This one might be ripe for a remake.

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  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2011

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Finally got around to the last M:I movie I hadn't seen. It was way better than I expected, but the ridiculous John Woo BS was actually worse than I thought. Way worse. Throw in the horrible overuse of the mask gimmick, and I think the bad surprises cancel out the good ones.

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★½ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

    I think the distracting time-jumpy structure distracted the screenwriter most of all, because the characters here are all over the place. What's on the screen is actually pretty good, but it feels like a few scenes got cut accidentally and -- with three separate timelines going on -- no one noticed until it was too late. Pretty ballsy to start off with the central character demanding you pay close attention and then reward that attention with ... this movie.