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  • That Awkward Moment 2014

    ★½ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    The cast tries really hard -- and they're charismatic enough to make the movie watchable, to a degree -- but no one's talented enough to make this script work. Great chemistry from a bunch of actors I like and a very welcome attempt at making a rom-com for dudes, but the rom isn't funny and the com falls flat. (Watched as part of #Pootsfest2014)

  • Need for Speed 2014

    ★★ Watched 12 Oct, 2014

    It's ridiculous, but you already know that, and if you want a ridiculous car movie you should definitely wait for the next Fast/Furious. The "buddy movie" aspect here, though, is pretty solid. Imogen Poots and (surprise!) Kid Cudi are terrific as Aaron Paul's companions. In an alternate universe, there's a pure road-trip version of this movie that really kicks butt. (Watched as part of #Pootsfest2014)

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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…