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  • The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The Star Wars Holiday Special 1978

    ½ Watched 28 Nov, 2015

    I no longer remember the names or faces of my loved ones.

  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

    Tremors 4: The Legend Begins 2004

    ★★ Rewatched 14 Oct, 2015

    You know the phrase to describe the third and fourth Tremors? "Pleasantly bad." These are not good movies, but they're completely harmless and inoffensive. (Well, some of the minority characters in this one border on the stereotypical.) The Legend Begins, with its cheapo Old West backdrop, has a lot in common with your average Hallmark Channel production: there's a bland, workmanlike competence at play, and it's hard to argue that the film doesn't hit every note its audience expects. None…

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  • Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2012 4

    I've written ten screenplays and several short films. The most widely read script of mine has been read by about half-a-dozen people, but I still consider myself a writer first and foremost. As you're writing, your work is solely yours. Once you've finished, it remains yours. But as soon as you release it into the world, as soon as you share it with one friend or colleague, that changes. It doesn't belong to you anymore. Sure, if your work is…

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Apr, 2012

    A lot of people seem to be backing away from Donnie Darko nowadays, distancing themselves from it like it's a particularly painful memory, an unwelcome flashback to their high school days. Well, maybe so. But don't blame that on the movie. I'm not going to give it credit for profundity that it doesn't have, except that it kind of does. A mysterious puzzle of a film, but pleasingly straightforward about its oddness. Gyllenhaal, Barrymore, and Swayze doing the best work of their careers.