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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    Just try to watch this without bawling your eyes out. Like Mr. Rogers himself, there’s a quiet, disarming magic at work here... 

    For many — who, like me, grew up with Mr. Rogers and knew his neighborhood well — it’ll all seem so wonderfully, cozily familiar: a warm reassurance (like the man himself) that the childhood time you spent watching his show was not only meaningfully spent, but actually, perhaps, had a far more poignant impact on you as a…

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I never thought I’d say this, but DAMN YOU, CHARLIE DAY!!!

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  • Hook

    Hook

    ★★★★½

    One of those rare cinematic curiosities where you can tell instantly how old someone was when they first saw the film based upon their reaction to it today.

    It goes like this: almost without exception, those who first saw Hook as an adult will—by virtue of being a horrible grown-up—completely and utterly loathe the film, detesting everything it represents about cinema today. They will deride Hook as bloated and indulgent; treacly Spielbergian sentimentality run amuck; and, worst of all—*gasp*—totally made-up,…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ½

    Ah, the summer movie season... *BUILDING SMASH*

    There's noth-*COLLAPSING TOWER*-ing quite *SMASH* like the *CAR HURLING TOWARD US* good old *ENTIRE SKYSCRAPER FLOOR WIPED OUT* Hollywood *BAD GUYS DECIMATES 7-ELEVEN* summer *MASSIVE GAS-FUELED FIRE ERUPTION* blockbuster *EXPLOSION* treatment *EVEN BIGGER EXPLOSION* to make you apprec-*FALLING BUILDING WAY TOO CLOSE TO OUR HERO'S GIRLFRIEND FOR COMFORT*-iate a fant-*FIREBALL*-astic *CAR SMASH* story *EXPLOSION* like *MINI-EXPLOSION* Super-*HERO SAVES INNOCENT BYSTANDER JUST IN TIME*-man. It's great, *HERO THROWN THROUGH THREE BUILDINGS* isn't it?

    *AWKWARD,…