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  • A Cry in the Dark

    A Cry in the Dark

    ★★★½

    Australia Learns Wild Coyote-like Dogs are Dangerous to Tiny Babies... in 1980. Seems like they'd have figured that one out sooner.

    Here's my question: the fuck are you doing tent camping in Australia?? Isn't there like some crazy number of deadly venomous snakes and spider species covering every square inch of that place??? You got people feeding wild dogs on campsites all night and then you go lay your baby down in an open tent and then walk away -…

  • 2010

    2010

    ★★★★

    I forgot I watched this a week ago. The biggest thing that hurts this is its connection to "2001; A Space Odyssey" in that it would be impossible to ever live up to that film. This gives an answer to the original's ending, but the entire film feels too blunt when compared to 2001. There are a lot of interesting scenes and discussions with an ending that is a science fiction nerd's imaginative fever dream.

    Still, it doesn't beat the…

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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…