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  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

    For the most part, The Lego Batman Movie captures the magic of the original. Will Arnett is still great as Batman, and Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes prove to be worthy newcomers. The animation is beautiful and the script is self-aware, hilarious, and meaningful. The film was a little too bloated for my taste, but overall it’s a success.

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  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    A fast-moving, creativity spewing film, The Lego Movie defies all expectations. A movie about blocks doesn’t deserve to be this good, and yet it is. Every performance in this movie is knocked out of the park, especially Pratt, Freeman, and Arnett. The film is visually stunning, the animation is simply beautiful. The writing is sharp and hilarious, but not lacking in lessons to be learned. This is a fun, hilarious, moving film that I highly recommend.


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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    I just spent seven-and-a-half hours watching three films in a theatre. The first two films were already proven greats to me. Rise was a great film, and Dawn happened to be my sixth favorite film of all time, so to say I had high expectations would be the understatement of the century. Walking out of the film, I was absolutely floored. This film is a masterpiece. This is as good as cinema gets. First of all, the camerawork was masterful,…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

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    Scavenger Hunt 24 - March 2017
    Film #1: Pan's Labyrinth
    Task #1: A movie that Roger Ebert loved, but yet you still haven't seen it
    This film surprised me in the best way possible. Going in, I expected Pan's Labyrinth to be a fun-loving, adventurous tale of a girl lost in a world of wonder. What I got was a dark war-drama about escapism and the far reaches of imagination. I adored…