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  • The Mummy Returns

    The Mummy Returns

    ★★★

    A sequel that doesn't veer too far from the original bringing back the original cast and monster, more elements of the Indiana Jones series and the Rock. An entertaining popcorn movie.

    Good: I do like the cast and they have good chemistry.
    Bad: Before the mummy regenerates, the creature looks nothing like the actor unlike the first movie.
    Meh: Similar to the Indiana Jones series, we now have a precocious kid in on the adventure. The addition does nothing for me especially with his terrible reaction shots.

    "Y'know, a couple of years ago, this would have seemed really strange to me."

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★½

    How have I watched this so many times and never realized just how much it owes to Indiana Jones? Not that Indiana Jones doesn't owe a lot to previous movies also, but dang there are so many direct similarities. Overall, a fun popcorn movie that is still enjoyable with repeat viewing.

    Good: I really enjoy the cast and they strike the right tone for the movie. Kevin J. O'Connor as Beni is a fun supporting character.
    Bad: That is a…

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    The fact that I was not allowed to see this movie when I was young only added to the mystique. I knew it was going to be awesome and it did not disappoint. The music is perfect and sets the right creepy tone putting me on the edge of my seat. Roy Scheider was perfect as the police chief uncomfortable with the water and forced to deal with the crisis, weighing the needs of the townspeople with the safety of…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★½

    Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.

    I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…