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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    Gendo Ikari: "Death gives birth to nothing."
    Keel Lorenz: "Death is what you shall have."

    I've been rewatching NGE, a series that means so much to me. It's one of the greatest works of art in any medium. EoE will forever be Hideaki Anno's Ninth Symphony.

    Asuka's brief, triumphant epiphany (leading to her much-lauded titanic battle against the JSSDF and Seele's petrifying harpies) drained yours truly to such a degree that I needed a break before continuing with Episode 26'. She's my favorite character.

    I'll be writing something akin to this next time.

  • The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey

    The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey

    Star Wars has the worst fandom of any mainstream movie franchise but this doc helps ameliorate its often insufferable discourse. A recommended starting point for anyone trying to break free of society's "the PT is dogshit" mind spell, and a welcome salve for the white hot nerd rage directed at George Lucas.

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  • School of Rock

    School of Rock

    ½

    I used to really like this film.

    Back in the day, I worked at Hollywood Video. For those of you who are too young to know what this business was, it allowed people to rent VHS tapes and DVDs inside a brick & mortar store, for stupidly high prices with ridiculous late fees that would cause customers to yell at me.

    Anyway, one of my co-workers was Rob. All things considered, he's a cool guy. But Rob was/is a huge Jack…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★★

    This is a movie that keeps getting better on repeated viewings. With only two hours to craft a new universe that's crammed with more detail than any of their previous works, the Wachowskis by necessity move the story - populated with a huge cast of characters - along quickly and expect you to keep up. I couldn't during the first time around, which caused me to give up trying to follow what was happening, leading to disappointment and boredom. But…