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  • The Pixar Story

    The Pixar Story

    ★★★

    This is a cool rags-to-riches story about an American company. Even more so, I like hearing the stories of the people who work there who were so passionate about their work that sometimes they felt the characters they created were like their children.

  • Olympus Has Fallen

    Olympus Has Fallen

    ★★★★

    This starts with a bang, both literally and by demonstrating that this close friendship between the president and his best Secret Service agent is about to lacerate. The next couple scenes are calm, and then the mayhem re-starts and doesn't stop until the end. This is a perfect example of badassery scene after scene. The story doesn't make much sense, and I think viewers must sorta accept that in any predominantly action movie like this. So accept that, and kick back and enjoy.

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  • Hostiles

    Hostiles

    ★★★★★

    For the fourth time in even fewer years, a Western is my favorite or second-favorite movie of the year. Not even five minutes into this, I audibly gasped. I was by myself in my apartment, and even if I wanted to stifle the sound, I'm not sure I could have. Every scene with Rosamund Pike made my heart beat faster, and every time Christian Bale reached for his gun I probably held my breath. This is about two-and-a-quarter hours long,…

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ½

    If Trump makes it illegal to produce movies this bad then I'll vote for him