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(...and these are hardly all of my favorite films...)

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    ★★★★½

    Another film I put off watching for almost two decades. Once again, because I had a preconceived notion of what it was like.

    Except not only was I wrong in my initial take, but I was also wrong when I thought I "knew" what the film was like, and stayed even further away.

    See, I thought Sparrow was a badass, ultimate dashing pirate for the longest time.

    Then I "realized" he was actually a goofball and a loser and oh…

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies

    ★★★

    Pretty much what I expected from years of social osmosis. Very few surprises in that regard.

    Great cast! Instantly clicked. A bit silly, but that fits the tone.

    My only real criticism: the constant "fat oaf eating machine" characterization of Chunk got rather tiresome after a while.

    And no resolution on the broken statue genitals.

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★★

    This just might be my new favorite animated film.

    Or at least it slots into my Top 3 with ease. This is possibly the funniest and most creative film I've seen in a long time.

    The characters take almost no time to get to know and love. There's an insane energy to the film.

    It's almost like... ugh, this is a VERY strained analogy that I'm not entirely comfortable with, but I can't get it out of my head: the…

  • Arise! SubGenius Recruitment Film #16

    Arise! SubGenius Recruitment Film #16

    ★★★★★

    Repent! Quit your job! SLACK OFF!

    Required viewing if you have any prayer of escaping Earth in 1998. Or you can just fry with the rest of the pink-boys. Your choice.

    OR IS IT?