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  • Rush Hour 2

    Rush Hour 2

    ★★½

    This sequel seems content to hold the line and not try anything new. It's so similar in tone and setting to the first that I have a hard time separating the two. Of course, there's a bit of Las Vegas in this one to glamour it up. There's also some of the most offensively homophobic content that I've seen from a "modern" movie with a much-too-long scene where Jeremy Piven (🤢) plays his version of a gay man.

  • Rush Hour

    Rush Hour

    ★★★½

    What seemed like an unlikely mash up in 1998 seems like an obvious recipe for success in hindsight. And I was a bit surprised that I didn't hate it on my first rewatch since I saw it in the theatre as a teenager. You have to either like Chris Tucker or be willing to tolerate him to make it through all three of these movies (I go back and forth on him) but the real star is Jackie, who, even…

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  • God's Not Dead

    God's Not Dead

    ★★★★★

    On a second viewing it's still hilarious, still mind boggling, and still awe inspiring in its presentation of misinformation as fact.

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★

    I was hoping this would turn out to be like Speed Racer - where everyone is just plain wrong and the movie is awesome - but Jupiter Ascending is a bit of a trainwreck. It has all the ingredients to make it work and while it's not nearly as bad as most other hollywood special effects tentpoles it just doesn't come together.

    The Wachowskis shoot for space epic on par with something like Dune but fall short. The cast and…