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  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★½

    Quite literary a freebie insofar as I had a free ticket courtesy of Cineplex being terrible at getting their crap in order during a previous theatre trip. I think I've had 3 courtesy tickets in the past 18 months. It's not as if I'm at the theatre every week either. Something's not right with that company.

    Oh, the movie. It's serviceable. Funny at times, Guy Ritchie doing his thing with the editing back and forth between events. Slick. Charlie Hunnam…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Like the treacherous android Ash (Ian Holm) says:

    "Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."

    "I admire its purity."

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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★★

    This was a truly unexpected surprise. I haven't seen all of the recent Disney animated films. Of those that I did, I didn't care at all for "Wreck-It Ralph" and thought "Frozen" was patently mediocre. Positive reviews for "Zootopia" had me going 'Eh, whatever. Y'all said the same about Ralph and Frozen."

    Frankly, if you walked up to me yesterday and asked if I thought Disney had it in them in the foreseeable future to knock one straight out of…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★★

    What an odd circumstances under which to watch this.

    In my family we celebrate Christmas on the 24th more so than on the 25th. The extended family has a few places to be over the course of a few days so the gang finds a way to get together on the 24th and we have fun into the early morning until most part ways for other gatherings. There's a supper at my father's the 25th, and I'll be there later…