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  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★★

    quotes:

    “You know your problem, Quentin? You keep expecting people not to be themselves. I mean, I could hate you for being massively unpunctual and for never being interested in anything other than Margo Roth Spiegelman, and for, like, never asking me about how it's going with my girlfriend - but I don't give a shit, man, because you're you. My parents have a shit ton of black Santas, but that's okay. They're them. I'm too obsessed with a reference…

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2

    ★★★

    for what it is, good job, Elizabeth Banks. it seems like you executed on your vision just perfectly.

    *note by becca: not really my type of film. i laughed a few times. and the great harmonies and very talented voices made me almost tear up one time. then i was over it.

  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    ★★★½

    best part of the film: the carousel scene at the end

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★

    precursor to Flight Plan (2005) with Jodie Foster

  • The Croods

    The Croods

    the mini elephants were cute

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    ★★★

    Okay, here it is - reasons why I just went and saw Pacific Rim for the second time, but it only gets three stars:

    Pacific Rim gets three stars because it is stunning. In terms of visuals, realistic physics at such huge proportions, and monster/robot believablitiy, it is near flawless. Del Toro nailed it. I had fun watching it the first time, and I had fun watching it the second time. I got lost in the fight scenes and was…

  • Now You See Me

    Now You See Me

    ★★★★½

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

    This film, overall, was great! Reasons why I gave it less than 5 stars:

    I thought that the "twist" was a little bit too not plausible. Granted, I did not see it coming - props for that. But Dylan Rhodes would not have been completely the idiot cop that he was - even if he was acting - if he had actually been the mastermind of everything. Instead of him before the reveal and him after the reveal being the…

  • Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts

    ★★★★★

    I loved this film. It wasn't perfect, and there were definitely some technical errors: including one whole scene that was shot backwards, on the wrong side of the line, and I was so distracted that I don't remember what the characters really even said. BUT, just as I saw in Happythankyoumoreplease, Josh Radnor is a great writer saying things that I really relate to on a very human, real life level. And, he's witty and clever and classy, saying so…

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★

    There were some holes in the script that left me feeling pretty disappointed. But, there were no holes in the action. Or in Tony Stark's wit.

  • 42

    42

    ★★★

    Best part of the film? All of Rickey's quotes about God.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    Wow. I understand You've Got Mail so much better now!

    But, seriously: even though mobster films aren't even close to being my favorite genre, and even though I covered my eyes repeatedly throughout this film, I was also enthralled, and kind of get why this film is in the top 5 of every best films list. It was deliberate and perfect. The expositions, character developments, and world establishment were brilliant. There was something so masterful happening on the screen that,…

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    ★★★½

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

    Of course I liked this. They fell in love. I don't know that I completely agree with some of the notions portrayed about how the end of the world might be, but I had fun anyway.

    Quotes:

    Penny: I promise not to steal anything if you promise not to rape me.
    Dodge: Agreed.

    Penny: You're a really nice person.
    Dodge: You are an awful judge of character.

    Penny: ...I did ruin your life.
    Dodge: No you didn't. I had a…