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  • Pleasure Machines: The History of Pinball

    Pleasure Machines: The History of Pinball

    ★★★

    I watched this documentary because for some reason I've been interested in pinball recently, so why not. This does have a pretty decent amount of information to it, but it also feels somewhat lackluster in the entertainment value department, and feels more focused on just throwing a whole bunch of information at you and hoping it'll count as a documentary because of it.

    The last 15-20 minutes covers a few more modern (well, modern then) tables that makes it come off as an infomercial then anything else, which is kind of a turn-off.

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    ★★★

    "I'm what you call an ice-cold can of whoop-ass."
    "What in the French turkey hell are we dealing with?"
    -some examples of Dwayne Johnsons's wonderful dialogue

    I love how, according to this movie, England's news stations all have the same whispery wavy CGI background like the old PS3 menu, but they just change the color.

    So, it's been my experience that the Fast and/or Furious movies have been all over the map: 1 was simple yet effective, 2 was over…

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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★★

    The Craptacular Revue: Bonus Episode!

    Everything that Batman V Superman failed at, this movie succeeds with. New characters are naturally integrated into the story, both sides have sympathetic logic, and everyone is well-developed.

    Spider-Man is handled really well, with probably the most accurate and well-executed film version of Peter Parker (even if it is in a pretty short amount of time). Characters that I've never cared much for, like Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch, are played perfectly here and at the…

  • Unedited Footage of a Bear

    Unedited Footage of a Bear

    ★★★★½

    The best example of Resnick's Lynchian take on Adult Swim-style comedy, and possibly the best of Adult Swim's line of "infomercials" so far (sorry Too Many Cooks).

    Maybe the oddest thing about this is how it's simultaneously morbid, disturbing, and funny. Nothing is more horrific than the fear of the unknown, and this short is a great example of that. What's the message? What's the reality in this? What's happening next? I didn't know any of these answers while watching…