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  • Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994

    ★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    Admittedly late to the game on this one. Though I can completely understand the appeal here, this just didn't click for me.

    (Side-note: I definitely have a real soft spot for Richard Curtis' most recent film About Time)

    A few laughs, a couple solid scenes, but otherwise the central relationship just didn't sweep me and overall I felt not much more than a shrug. That is to say, that this film isn't badly constructed and made by any stretch of the imagination - quite the contrary - but that it just didn't work on me. Oh well!

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Listen to me yell about this some more on Episode 109 of my Podcast See You Next Wednesday!

    I don't know what movie everyone else saw, but sweet jesus this was a let-down.

    The Raid 2 takes a great premise (the prison section of the film in particular) and completely mucks up what made the original film work so well - which was the pacing and narrative simplicity that surrounded the action scenes. This film takes the more-is-more angle on…

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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.