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  • Young Ones

    Young Ones 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    Feels like: The '70s via Tarantino, plus The Grapes of Wrath, plus Hitchcockian suspense, plus some Rian Johnson look-n-feel. Starts off GREAT, might be a little rushed in the 2nd half (though that kind of fits the characters at that point in the story), then finishes strong. Based on this and his name, I'd expect Jake Paltrow to be a giant star; need to see his other work to figure out why he isn't.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    Watched 20 Aug, 2016

    Watched this back-to-back with Man of Steel. I was in no rush to see them because they look like butt, but I figured It was time to give them a chance. What a waste of 5 hours. Still have hopes for Suicide Squad though (despite the reviews) and I'm loving what they've shown of Ezra Miller's Flash. So I'm still optimistic about DC movies. I probably shouldn't be.

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  • Titanic

    Titanic 1997

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Sep, 2015

    Having seen (and enjoyed) the Titanic exhibit in Vegas a few weeks ago, I wanted to revisit this movie. Time hasn't really helped it; the effects aren't as impressive as I remember and Jack and Rose are, if anything, even more ridiculous characters than I thought they were. But, for some reason, I liked it more tonight than I did in 1998. If someone tells me it's their favorite movie, I think I get it now. Maybe sometimes filmmaking isn't just about the writing. #shrug

  • 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.