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  • Back to the Future
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Avengers: Endgame

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  • Mirror

    ★★½

  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★★★

  • 48 Hrs.

    ★★★½

  • The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Christmas Caper

    ★½

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  • It's Pat

    It's Pat

    It's... misguided!

    The lone saving grace of this moronic movie (and I really mean "lone") is fellow SNL-alum Charles Rocket. His portrayal of the sexually confused neighbor who's committed to uncovering Pat's true gender is genuinely amusing. It's great fun watching his scenery-chewing interest in the title character escalate from a passing curiosity to a full blown criminal obsession. He was a deeply underrated comedic foil and his presence in dumb 90s movies like this one is missed.

    Reader, I…

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    ★★★★★

    Jim doesn't miss!

    Following a half dozen delays and rescheduled release dates - this PG-13 rated sci-fi adventure film finally saw its worldwide premiere in December of 2022. James Cameron returns for only his third directorial outing in the last quarter-century to helm this reportedly $400 million dollar aquatic epic. After thirteen years and millions of naysayers doubting its appeal or quality - the world and characters of "Avatar" are back in a big way for "The Way Of Water."…

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  • 48 Hrs.

    48 Hrs.

    ★★★½

    I rewatched this gritty drama for the first time in 13 years, and perhaps my tastes have matured in the intervening years because it's better than I remember. If you can overlook the constant use of offensive language, the combative charm of the two leads carries the more pedestrian police case they're assigned to.

    This is the progenitor of the buddy-cop sub-genre for a reason though: Eddie Murphy is a true delight here, and a perfect foil for the hard-nosed…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★½

    My 5,000th movie logged! 🥳 🎥



    (Which was excellent, of course.)

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  • The Karate Kid Part III

    The Karate Kid Part III

    ★★½

    Just so I understand the plot correctly:

    It's about a nuclear-waste-dumping billionaire who goes undercover as a destitute karate instructor in order to subvert a teenager's chances at a regional, bragging-rights-only tournament in an effort to generate publicity and credibility for a chain of dojos run by the abusive and disgraced villain from part one?

    Do I have that correct? Because it sounds completely insane when you say it like that. Also, like 25% of the run-time is fixated on…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    An unqualified masterpiece.

    This captivating science fiction drama from critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan was produced on a budget of $165 million, and released on November 5, 2014. Although it's an entirely original property with no ties to any previous works, the hype surrounding Nolan's ninth feature film was so high, Warner Bros. studios traded away the rights to its lucrative "Friday The 13th" series (among other franchises) just to secure worldwide distribution rights to this movie. So to say…