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  • Dune
  • The Music Man
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  • Ponyo

    ★★★★½

  • Hercules

    ★★★★

  • Surviving the Game

  • Sh! The Octopus

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  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★★½

    With every re-watch, I become more and more convinced that IF Disney was gonna remake this masterpiece, they should just totally lean into the bisexual relationship disaster that Mulan and Shang are. Screw the fate of China and magic dragons, tell us THAT story.

  • Ender's Game

    Ender's Game

    ★★★½

    #OpeningWeekendBaby

    Okay, the film is not without faults; and no, it's not MY Enders Game. No, it's not as good as the book, but let's be honest, it was never going to be as good as the book. In some ways, the novel by Orson Scott Card is unfilmable. So much of it takes place in the minefield that is Ender's psyche, and while that makes for a great read, it would be tedious to watch.

    Having said that, this…

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  • The Boy Who Could Fly

    The Boy Who Could Fly

    ★★★★

    Whoa, another golden oldie from the Way Back Machine. I haven't thought about this in years, but I remember we watched it every time it was on, and we loved the schmaltzy sentimentality of it.

    I should introduce #Shygirl to this one...

  • Jumpin' Jack Flash

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

    ★★★★

    Another that was on frequently in our house. On the first viewing, you tend to focus on the antics Whoopi unleashes, like being dragged down a busy New York street in a phone booth or coming SO CLOSE to losing her dress (and dignity) to a paper shredder.

    But after repeated viewings, you pick up on just how smart this movie is. It's damn witty, with lines that we STILL repeat to this day. It's progressive, to see a black woman be an ace computer programmer, (and be far better at most of the other jobs shown than her co-workers). And it's hella funny.

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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    An oldie, but a goodie. Hard to believe it's over 30 years old, as the technical wizardry is just as impressive today as it was in the theatre.

  • DC Showcase: Adam Strange

    DC Showcase: Adam Strange

    ★★★½

    Another in the DC Showcase animated shorts line, attached to Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. I confess to knowing next to nothing about Adam Strange, so that made this viewing both a thrilling little fifteen-minute ride... and a confusing one, as I would like to know more.

    Near as I can figure, he's a tragic soul, "Quantum Leaping" his way through the Galaxy helping folks in need while he waits for the right opportunity to get back to set things…