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  • The Purge: Election Year

    The Purge: Election Year 2016

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2016

    Election Year is a bit of a step down, following from Anarchy's surprising greatness. Yet, there's still a lot of moments here that will satisfy any fan of this series; though, it also features the series' most silly technological moment since the son's stupid little robot from the first film.

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2016

    I had a lot of fun throughout moments of Star Trek Beyond. Unfortunately, in its attempt to move as far away as possible from the abysmal Into Darkness (always a great idea), the movie winds up being so fluffy and self-contained that it borders on inconsequential.

    Definitely a palate-cleanser kind of movie - I even considered knocking it up to three-point-five stars - but the problems with the script and some of the visuals just leave me unable to.

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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2016 2

    "You just got Holtzmann'd, baby!"

    Most of the complaints I've seen about Ghostbusters '16 have been that, like the original in some eyes, the finale can't compare to what came before it.

    To my surprise, I felt the exact opposite. After a fun opening scene, Ghostbusters '16 sputters like an old engine getting revved up for the first time in 27 years. But thankfully, with the introduction of Holtzmann and receptionist Kevin, the movie really takes off.

    But, again unlike…

  • Fletch

    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.