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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★

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

    First fifteen minutes of this movie: fuck this movie, they killed off Vanessa. Fridging is a real dick move just so Deadpool has some plot/character motivation. Fuck these assholes. 

    The rest of this movie: funny jokes, physical comedy, the fake X-Force (ok, that was hilarious), and I really liked how they showed Domino’s superpower of “luck” on camera in really creative ways. The kid who played Julian was pretty good. Loved all the music cues. 

    The coda: ok fine, Deadpool…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Felt like a rewatch, this time with Rian Johnson’s commentary. Very cool to see how much of the movie was done using practical sets and effects rather than CGI. 

    RIP Carrie Fisher, still. (And I still wish they’d dig into the relationship between Kylo and Leia, son and mother, more.)

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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!

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★★

    How have I not seen this until now? So amazingly good, a little on the hammy/cheesy side but such a great influence on the spaghetti Western style. Fabulous score.