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  • X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class

    ★★

    My least favourite X-Men movie (not including spin-off Wolverine movies).

    A junky clump of lousy mutants that never appear again solve the mystery of Bacon Man and his odd choices of mutant power uses. Includes mutants such as:
    1. A stripper with delicate dragonfly wings who only occasionally spits acid.
    2. A boy who can scream sonar from his mouth and also... fly with it?
    3. A guy who can adapt to survive anything - except not really.
    4. A…

  • Living in Oblivion

    Living in Oblivion

    ★★★½

    My entire time in film school wrapped up into one little movie about the struggles of making a low budget film.

    "Shut up!! QUIET!!! NOBODY MOVE! I need 30 seconds of room tone!"

    Ah... the good old days where you just want to go eat a sandwich but you have to stand motionless with dozens of other people on a hot set and silently stare at each other or at the floor and just wait for those excruciatingly long 30…

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  • Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves

    ★★★★★

    Wow, this does NOT feel like a 3 hour movie. It seriously feels like 2 hours, max.

    The pacing is "slow", but it needs to be, as it pulls us into the landscape, the situations, and the characters before raising the tension. This is a movie that is an experience - it stays with you days later and it makes you think what could have been if we had done things differently when we settled North America. When we finally…

  • Scary Movie 3

    Scary Movie 3

    ★★★★

    Yep, I like it. I'm one of the rare people who liked the David Zucker spin on the Scary Movie franchise. It has lots of jokes, some land and some don't - but there are lots of moments that I find are really funny. Many of them are small moments of randomness - such as a police woman's hat expanding progressively from shot to shot... or a woman in her child's bedroom getting startled at the end of her scene…