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  • The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    ★★★★★

    If the whole idea is to have this variety special be a showcase for comedy and music and all that shit, why not just have it be Saturday Night Live style and just have the stuff front and center? Why have a convoluted "story" to try and explain why all of these things are being shown to us?

    This is my fourth viewing and, I think, my fourth review of this, so I'm going to have to start picking and…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    This is quickly becoming a very divisive entry in the series, and I can see why. The Force Awakens was almost universally praised, but the one critique everyone seemed to have was "oh, they're just doing the Death Star plot again" (not wrong, by the way). With this movie, they seem to be relishing just how much they're subverting people's expectations. In the trailer, they show tweaked versions of the AT-AT walkers on white terrain, and you immediately think "ah…

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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…

  • Surviving Edged Weapons

    Surviving Edged Weapons

    ★★★★

    Anyone familiar with the fine folks at RedLetterMedia can tell what inspired me to watch this video, and whoa buddy is this an experience.

    There's three major aspects of this video: dramatic clips of incidents that may or may not have happened, on-camera interviews with police officers and their real-life experiences, and photos of real crime scenes or most often of real life knife wounds.

    The dramatic clips are relatively creepy, with just a hint of unintended humor. Some of…