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  • Ghostbusters II 1989

    ★★★ Rewatched 30 Aug, 2014

    My niece spent the night with me, and while I had originally hoped to take her to the Louisville Palace to see Creature from the Black Lagoon, she soured on the idea around 6:00 and there was just no way to kill the time until the 8:00 show time so I abandoned that. (Which sucks, because that meant I missed all ten Universal Monsters movies they played this year.)

    When we got back, she browsed my DVD library and decided…

  • Transformers: The Movie 1986

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Aug, 2014

    I recently began rewatching The Transformers in its entirety. There are some gems in the first two seasons, but I admit that the second half of the second season was a bit of a chore. Having watched this movie ad infinitum over the last 28 years, I admit I found the show somewhat benign and even tedious as so much of the dialog consisted of trash-talking insults and the action had all the stakes of staged wrestling.

    And so it…

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  • Sicko 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Nov, 2013 3

    Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.

    Michael Moore is still…

  • The Sting 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 2

    The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.

    I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…