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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★½

    Sitting in my oversized computer chair staring at the monitor. Cross legged. I've got a scarf wrapped tightly around my neck. My neck is sore - the natural warmth will keep the muscles loose. It's ridiculous, I know.

    Trying to figure out the correct way to start this review. What's the right voice? ... Should I go with Nicolas Cage in one of his last "great" performances? It can play because yesterday was the Academy Awards... Who'd he lose to…

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    ★★★★★

    There has never been a time that I didn't love this movie. I loved it when it came out. I loved it when all my friends mocked Paul Reubens for spanking it in the porn theater (what do you expect?). I love it today as an adult. It's without a doubt a perfect movie.

    Pee-Wee has an enthusiasm and joyous optimism for life that's infectious to those around him and his viewers. It brings you back to being a child.…

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  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

    ★★★★★

    The way Brando develops all the complexities of the character’s growth so effortlessly is worthy of 5-stars alone. 

    Fighting bullies despite the world pushing against you with all its might. Standing up for your own even when every fiber of your heart is telling you it’s easier to stop. It’s interesting because of the political climate this film came out in and the red-scare in Hollywood witch-hunt and how even now there’s a universal appeal and parallels in so many facets.

    A true American cinema classic - deserving of praise

  • Pontypool

    Pontypool

    ★★★★½

    Hoop-tober 5: Film #15
    10-year anniversary film (5 of 10)

    Genuinely disturbing, riveting and refreshing... What felt like the beginning of a solidly pieced together second hand zombie flick became a claustrophobic what the fuck!

    I found myself becoming more ingrained in the story as questions started being answered as opposed feeling relieved that our characters were figuring things out... My mind is still reeling trying to understand the conclusion and I love that!

    Great performances, fantastic atmosphere and easily a must watch (likely top 10) horror film from the last decade!

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ½

    I went in with the best of intentions. I "liked" each of the previous Jurassic Park films. I did not expect anything groundbreaking - just some dinosaur fun. That's all I really wanted - just some fun... I hated Jurassic World.

    I'm saying all of this below as soberly and as calmly as I can - I really wanted to like this movie - I really wanted to give it a better rating - but as I think about it…

  • Pee-wee's Big Holiday

    Pee-wee's Big Holiday

    ★★★★½

    I'm so happy right now!

    You can't go back! Nostalgia is a trap!! Force Awakens was a fluke!! ... I know you are but what am I? ... AHHHH!!!

    I've been rooting for Paul Reubens for so long to get a chance at another movie!! I've read interviews where he said he had plans but they would always fall through... but he finally got it!! And he fucking nailed it!!!

    Pee-wee's commute to work! Pee-wee's still the breakfast king! All…