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  • Keanu

    Keanu 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Apr, 2016

    When Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key began their sketch comedy series in 2012 I wasn't aware of either comic in any large capacity save for a few supporting roles in random comedies. While I never jumped on the bandwagon that was the huge following their Comedy Central show soon amassed I saw enough clips on YouTube to know these guys were smart, insightful comedians who enjoyed commenting on social expectations by upending them in inventive ways. Most of these having…

  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2016

    As good now as it's ever been. One forgets just how effective Owen Wilson can be, but here he is downright endearing. Beyond charming. Seeing the likes of Corey Stoll and Tom Hiddleston impress before they were ever known for other things as Hemingway and Fitzgerald is refreshing with Stoll stealing every scene he's in. One can truly feel the essence of Paris in the film as Allen not only takes us on a tour through time, desire, and nostalgia, but the titular city as well. All of it gorgeously accomplished.

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jun, 2014 1

    There will come a day when Tom Cruise not only doesn't make action blockbusters like this, but when he won't be able to and when that day comes we will miss it. Not necessarily just out of a sense of nostalgia, but because Cruise is the last of a dying breed; one of the only true movie stars left who, despite his image being tainted over the years, can demand the kind of budget and talent that it takes to…

  • Gangster Squad

    Gangster Squad 2013

    ★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2013 2

    What has happened to director Ruben Fleischer? The guy had such a promising feature debut in Zombieland and has had ample opportunity to make equally fun films in his two follow-ups yet each have failed to capture that same magic that invigorated his first. In saying that, his latest Gangster Squad isn't necessarily a bad film but it certainly isn't anything spectacular. With a cast that features the likes of Josh Brolin (who actually seems to be losing credibility with…