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  • The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

    The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

    ★★★★

    If nothing else, the fact that this came out tells you George Lucas really doesn’t have an ego, because it’s hard to think of too many directors that would sign off on this brutally candid a look into the filmmaking process, especially the modern filmmaking process. Watching this slow motion disaster unfold, watching Lucas make every wrong creative choice, or him muttering about how blatantly aping the original trilogy is like poetry, or the stunned faces at the end of…

  • The Hangover

    The Hangover

    Because I have nothing to say about this movie I loved in 2009 and don’t care about now, here’s one of the 2 or 3 interesting stories about my life. In 2010 I was staying at my aunt’s house in Las Vegas when Scott Pilgrim vs The World came out, and I was so knocked out by it that I saw it on consecutive days (the only time I’ve done that, although I’ve seen movies twice in a week before).…

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  • Horse Feathers

    Horse Feathers

    ★★★★

    A proper review:

    I was very lucky to see this on the big screen at the New Beverly about four months before the pandemic hit, and am now watching it again at home in the month that the New Bev reopened as part of life returning to “normal”. And this was a heck of a matinee to take in on Christmas Day, a 68 minute firecracker that uses some dumbass plot about fixing a college game for the rude boys…

  • Monkey Business

    Monkey Business

    ★★★★½

    Thank the good lord this one had subtitles; watching Animal Crackers without them was like riding on a bullet train and trying to read the billboards whizzing past. Feature #3 with our favorite rude boys, and the only one where Zeppo is caught up in the gang’s antics instead of just doing straight man shit; I kinda like that dynamic, to be honest, since you can easily believe these three wild cards would need a dude like him around just…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Buhhh. 200 million dollars and we got:

    1. A movie with brutally bad special effects - those memed scenes were par for the course in terms of how this movie looks

    2. A movie at least 45 minutes longer than it should have been, paced absolutely atrociously, that sags like a twenty-five year old mattress halfway through

    3. Acting that ranges from “acceptable” (Chris Pine) to “truly atrocious” (Gadot, who truly acts like every movie is her first one)

    4.…

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    All right, watched all nine episodes, a few thoughts:

    1. I’m a latchkey kid who has spent his life watching everything from The Honeymooners to Community, so I can safely say the TV tropes stuff is what I enjoyed the most. Like, I truly dug the first two episodes even while other people were twiddling their thumbs - big dumb broad humor jokes, goofy plot misunderstandings, and playing to the rafters are right in my wheelhouse. Shame all the storyline…