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  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies


    We bought this on DVD to support the creation of films like this on unpopular subject matter. That said, every time I see it on the shelf, a small sliver of my heart falls into my stomach. I don't think that disc has ever seen the DVD player a second time.

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    It's very expensive premature ejaculation. It's as if a 13 year old boy had written out a dream diary and got studio heads to put the wealth of a small nation into its realization. I just kept thinking, "I am not supposed to be here. This was not made for me to see."

Popular reviews

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles


    Brad Bird wanted to do a 1960s super hero story and The Incredibles is exactly a 1960s Brad Bird-style super hero movie. The story gets a little hokey, but I want to let that slide here since, really, how much cheesiness can (or should) one avoid when one's protagonists are a 60s suburban family of superhumans wearing primary-colored, body-tight spandex?

    The story and characters here are more fully realized than in the majority of this movie's live-action counterparts and its pacing is more masterful. Nods to comic nerds are clever without being too esoteric, and the art stays classy all the way through.

  • Summer Wars

    Summer Wars


    A visually stunning story about nerds, love and a world on the verge of annihilation. Super, super fun.