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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    I've put off reviewing Whiplash here, as it has been one to ponder on, for sure. I briefly discuss it on the latest episode of See You Next Wednesday though, if you'd like more.

    Definitely one to discuss as you're leaving the theater - and again over drinks. And again a few days later.

    I think the complicated nature of the teacher/student relationship is played almost perfectly here.

    The caustic, toxic and infectious nature of J.K. Simmons' character leaving a…

  • Extraterrestrial 2014

    ★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    All the direction, special effects, and over-stylistic flourishes in the world won't change the fact that this film is trekking through nothing but derivative, been-there-done-that territory - with no scares in sight, groan-worthy sense of humor, and character development that amounts to nothing more than shoving fuck in-between every other fucking word the fucking characters say.

    Sorry-not-sorry, Vicious Brothers.

    Actually, as a final note, I'll say that I did enjoy the UFO-in-the-rain scene - probably the only effective moment in the film, even though they drag it out more than need be.

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  • Fletch 1985

    ★★★★★ Added

    Michael Ritchie's Fletch is an endlessly re-watchable -- and quotable -- comedy/action flick with a solid plot adapted from the book of the same name. The kind of movie that I can watch any day of the year (and in any mood) and I'll love it no matter what.

  • A Talking Cat!?! 2013

    ½ Watched 14 Mar, 2013 13

    A drunk cat keeps messing around with two families in an attempt to ruin their lives. Or something along those lines. Did I mention that Eric Roberts voices the cat? Did I mention he recorded his voice-over in a garbage can? Did I mention David DeCoteau directed it? AVClub describes this movie as a talking animal movie meets The Room - pretty apt. I won't lie, I laughed pretty hard at this pile of crap a couple times.