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  • Sex and the City 2

    Sex and the City 2

    ½

    To call this garbage would be an insult to every leftover that can be found sitting comfortably in my trash can. What an awful, awful film. I wouldn't wish it on my enemies.

  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe

    ★★★

    Psychotic, insane, SUPER tense, twisted, upsetting, and fully deserving of its NC-17 rating. And I liked it.

    That said, I am NEVER eating a fried chicken leg again. Stunning performances by McConnaughey, Hirsch, and Gerson.

  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    ★★★

    A lot funnier than I thought it'd be, and definitely less stupid than the first film, even if it's still fairly stupid. I'd never call it a "comedy masterpiece" and I'd never hold it up as an example for anything spectacular, but its self-awareness and absurd comedy is terrific for a late night dose of light chuckling.

  • The A-Team

    The A-Team

    ★★★½

    Save for the unnecessary romantic subplot, constant "remember the TV show? wink wink" moments, and most of the breaking out montage in the middle of the second act, I still maintain that The A-Team is a terrific and fun action film, and one that was largely underrated in its original run in theatres.

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★½

    The very example of a divisive film. Everybody either loves this movie or hates it, and I fall in the former camp. It's possibly the most beautiful film I've ever seen, and if you can't see it in a theatre, you should seek it out on Blu-Ray on a large-ass television. It's a wonderful picture of a 50s family that might be slow at times, but it really gives you a terrific feel for all of the characters, despite not having a "story" per-se. Sean Penn is pointless in it.

  • The Change-Up

    The Change-Up

    This is probably one of the most stressful films I have ever watched. It's awful, and despite it being under 90 minutes, it just felt so long. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody under pretty much any circumstance.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★½

    THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD is wonderful. Beautifully shot, terrific acting all around, great tale. That said, it is far too long.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★

    One of Wes Anderson's best. A perfect ensemble cast, a terrific blend of drama and comedy, with neither being too heavy. Probably the film that would serve best as an example of Anderson's style as an auteur.

  • Raising Arizona

    Raising Arizona

    ★★★½

    Very funny. Great introduction to the Coen Bros. for anyone unfamiliar with their filmography, as it's chock-full of their trademarks. A great argument to anybody that says Nicolas Cage isn't a good actor.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

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

    Easily Sandler's best. Stunning cinematography, wonderful story, a great tale of loneliness and love. I'm still a bit confused about a bit of the film (particularly the harmonium's role and the crash at the beginning of the film) but great. There's also an interesting Superman fan theory about the movie that is interesting and worth a read.

  • Goon

    Goon

    ★★★½

    Great film. Cliche, shit plot, but terrific acting from everyone involved, and a lot of funny moments. Easily Seann William Scott's best film and acting, although it's not like he had much competition with American Pie being the film he's most known for.