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  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★

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

    Finally rewatching this stinker. And I’m just going to write stuff here as the movie goes along (this is what happens when I can’t sleep):

    1. Ian McDiarmid is still the person having the most fun with this bananas dialogue. 
    2. Oh Mace Windu, haven’t Jedi gone bad before? Therefore, Count Dooku is the villain with the giant blinking light on his head (it’s not in his character to assassinate anyone, LOLz forever). 
    3. And the reintroduction of Anakin and…

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★

    Big monsters! Giant robots! Smashy smashy!

    Something something saving the world or what’s left of it redemption something. 

    This is fine. A big summer blockbuster I didn’t see in the theatre.  I wish del Toro had trimmed the movie more so we could get more into the “drifting” process bc that’s that fascinated me the most. Pretty good cast - Charlie Hunnam’s accent slithered around at times - and I would pay money to see Idris Elba’s Henry V. 

    I…

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  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    ★★★★

    My parents taped this off cable when I was a child and we watched it over and over simply to hear Danny Kaye completely talk himself into then out of the correct rhyme to remember the right cup to drink (They broke the flagon with the dragon!). And there was singing and dancing. And I'm pretty sure my brothers had the hots for Angela Lansbury and Glynnis Johns (who were probably around 19 or 20 when the movie was shot).

    And Basil Rathbone skulks about.

    Now that I'm a grownup I have it on DVD and can watch as much as I like!

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    I ventured out of the house on a frigid evening to Filmscene to watch Lady Bird (finally) and while I was there it won a few Golden Globes - for Saoirse Ronan as Best Actress Musical/Comedy and Best Film Musical/Comedy - which confirmed what I was thinking when I left the theatre.

    This is one hell of a good movie. Take one year in the life of a teenager and all the accompanying weirdness and goodness and bad decisions. And…