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  • Apollo 13
  • WALL·E
  • Sullivan's Travels
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  • The Brave Little Toaster

  • Toy Story 3

    ★★★★½

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

  • The Lion King

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  • The Brave Little Toaster

    The Brave Little Toaster

    Watching this after watching all the Toy Story movies is like reading The Epic of Gilgamesh after reading the Old Testament.

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    ★★★★½

    From my wife: "You know how we millennials resonate with Toy Story’s Andy so much? We all cried when we realized we were him- all grown up, not needing our toys anymore. Well, no one warned me about becoming a different Toy Story character later on, but when you watch it with your own son… and you suddenly realize you’re Andy’s mom…well, that’s another bucket of tears…"

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  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid

    ★★★★

    Imagine Sam Raimi and James Cameron got together to make a Mega Man movie for a buck twenty-five.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    They don't make 'em like this anymore, because, you know, computers. The special features on the 20th anniversary edition includes a featurette on the special effects process for the movie. It's amazing stuff.

    As I watched this, I kept thinking about Jurassic Park as directed by Verhoeven. Spielberg's JP has hints of social commentary - the slow pans by all the merchandise, the (bad) conversation between Dern and Attenborough over ice cream, the way the movie revels in the eating…