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  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    ★★★

    It’s a goofy comedy that is carried really heavily by Jerry Goldsmith’s score. The music walks you through the film and really does the heavy lifting with Tom Hanks and Bruce Dern adding some great physical comedy as well. There really isn’t a lot of material that is being worked with here, but the comedic value of a simple premise is utilized well. The Corey Feldman character really added nothing. He didn’t have any moments that were funny and he…

  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★★½

    The dirty, gritty reality of the time period was captured wonderfully and the battle scenes were great. The story felt a little whitewashed as Robert the Bruce is portrayed as basically a saint with an extremely progressive view on marriage for the 14th century. That kills the reality that the production design creates so well. It still works as a story and there is no question who the protagonist is, when reality was a lot blurrier. It’s basically discount Braveheart…

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  • Garfield

    Garfield

    ★½

    Why was this ever a thing and how did it get a sequel? It is just dull, there really isn't anything remotely funny or charming about this, but at least it isn't too painful to watch. The only good thing to come out of this movie is Bill Murray's stories about how he thought that it was being written by Joel Coen and not Joel Cohen. Also, how did they miss the chance to use the line, "Dogs and cats…

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ★★★½

    I really despise Christopher McCandless and his pretentious arrogance of wanting to be Thoreau musing on the uselessness of social constructs while completely ignoring the impact he has on the people around him. I hate that they give him a moment of redemption at the end and most of all, I hate that is worked. Emile Hirsch brings great charisma to the role and makes me actually root for a character that I hate, though I’m mostly hoping that he…