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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★½

    I wanted to like this so much, as a fan of the franchise that left Retribution hyped, ready for an ending to all endings. So imagine if the cliffhanger at the end of Empire Strikes Back saw Jedi open with Han Solo not really having been taken at all, no daring escape needed...that's how TFC starts, with a sharp left turn throwing away any sort of prior setup and featuring bland, ear-splitting, hard-to-follow set pieces that feel pointless within little…

  • Knock Knock

    Knock Knock

    ★★½

    Keanu Reeves at his Keanu Reevesinest.  As a comedy, it works.  As social commentary, not as much as others would have you believe.  "All men are scum, even the ones who think they're nice" is hardly a new revelation.  And yet, I was entertained in a way only Keanu can deliver on.

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  • Patlabor 2: The Movie

    Patlabor 2: The Movie

    ★★★★★

    One of the best (at least, the best I've ever seen) political thrillers of all time, animated or live action. A true classic that will leave you thinking long after about the state of society and our governments. Don't let the giant robots fool you, this is serious stuff sporting an Oscar worthy screenplay.

  • Rush Hour

    Rush Hour

    ★★★½

    Lee: I like to let people talk who like to talk. It lets me find out how full of shit they are.
    Carter: What the hell did you just say?
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    Carter: This is the LAPD. We're the most hated cops in all the free world. My own mama's ashamed of me. She tells everybody I'm a drug dealer.
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    Lee: Why would they not want my help?
    Carter: Because they don't give a damn about you! They don't like…