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  • Begin Again 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    This was in my queue for a while, but it jumped to the top when I found out Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois wrote most of the songs. And the music is good, if maybe a bit too '90s. (Everything kinda sounds like "You Get What You Give" -- but if you're gonna copy a song, that's a good one to pick.)

    I had a little trouble with the structure of this movie, just because long stretches switch focus from…

  • Groundhog Day 1993

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    Finally got around to seeing this in its entirety, and I loved it! I'm not a guy who hates sequels and remakes on principle, and this is a story I'd like to see expanded upon. Like, what happens when Phil receives his first bill from Ned's insurance company? The adjustment to real life can't be easy. I think a new/next Groundhog Day could be done without "ruining" the original movie. But I think I'm in the minority there.

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  • Mission: Impossible II 2000

    ★★ Watched 31 Dec, 2011

    This review reportedly contains 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.

  • Fury 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Nov, 2014

    Nothing really new story-wise (to a disappointing degree), but the action scenes are awesome. And that's pretty much all anyone who sees this should be interested in, so mission accomplished.