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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★

    Meh...four out of every five laughs (or should I say chuckles) is because of Kate McKinnon. The rest is mediocre asked it's not as good as the original...though that still counts as clearly one of the best SNL movies of all time. Not a ton of competition for that title, but still...

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★½

    I laughed quite consistently from start to finish, though it's more dramatic notes don't quite hit 100%. It also feels about 15 minutes too long, though I enjoyed watching it and could have watched more, if that makes sense.

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  • Xanadu

    Xanadu

    To rate Xanadu is to not "get" Xanadu. It is 5 stars, it is 0 stars. It is the stars and everything in between the stars. Xanadu is not of this world and thus has little time for your Earthly star ratings or your critical analysis or your good taste. Xanadu is nothing and Xanadu is all.

    I mean, how many movies have as many WTF moments as this? Should be cherished as the ridiculous cultural artifact it is. How…

  • Identity Thief

    Identity Thief

    ½

    I cannot fully express how much I hated this movie and how painful it was to sit through. It's supposedly a comedy, but none of the jokes are funny. I chuckled once at the very beginning for an Ayn Rand/Fountainhead joke from Jon Favreau and at the very end when Melissa McCarthy is talking to the kids. That's it.

    It's so incompetent, so boring and sooooo looonnnnngggggg, that I considered walking out about three different times. It takes a lot…