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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ½

    Was dragged by family to see this. It really saddened me to see the entire theater (which was fairly packed for being almost two weeks into the movie’s run and on a weekday) clap loudly once the credits began rolling.

    This movie is exactly what any reasonable person should've expected. It's the biggest, most unabashed cash-grab you can possibly imagine. It's the worst kind of movie: a completely safe, bland, boring, and aggravating retread that accomplishes nothing but regressing the…

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    ★★

    Occasional moments of cozy brilliance, but too much of this is just stupid and predictable. It’s not fun to watch the Wild Things be so hateful to each other, and it wasn’t really engaging as a part of the story either so it really served no purpose. Also some of it was straight up off-putting and creepy, what was with that scene where Carol just fucking rips off that dude’s arm??

    James Gandolfini was great though.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Predictable score, yeah, but holy shit dude 2001 really is that good. 

    I don’t even know where to start. I’m fifty years late on this movie. Everything I’ll say will be old news. And even then, this’ll just sound like every other one of my five star reviews: “everything is amazing, acting, direction, writing, blah blah blah”. Instead I’ll say this; I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm. It was transcendent. A screen bigger than my house in a…

  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★★

    --20 movies for ig!!--
    5/20

    So Tampopo is one of the greatest movies about food I’ve ever seen. One of the greatest movies I’ve seen in general, but definitely the peak of the food genre. This is one of those movies that like Porco Rosso and Tokyo Godfathers where my thoughts don’t really extend further than “it’s very fun/lovable/happy” etc etc. I don’t think I enjoyed it quite as much as those two films, but this is still way up…