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  • La Jetée

    La Jetée

    ★★★

    On DVD, borrowed from the library 

    I like the story being told, but this isn’t what I expected out of a classic short film.  It is more of a slideshow with narration.   It is a historical account of a time-traveling savior with an omniscient narrator. 


    The viewer is shown still image after still image, and a story is being told, and there is music to set the mood, but it isn’t a short movie in the sense of a “motion…

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★

    On DVD borrowed from the library

    This is good, but not great. I’m not quite sure why this is so fondly remembered as a classic.  The plot is a little bit jumpy, and not all of the characters’ choices really make sense.  

    I should note that I had the very, very end spoiled for me, so maybe I lost some of the emotional punch because of that.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    ...on Blu-ray with Des, Reggie, and Miriam.

    SOME THOUGHTS ON THE ULTIMATE EDITION:

    I loved the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman v much.

    While some of the problems from the theatrical version are still here (like The Martha Incident), the extended edition of this movie is truly better. New scenes help to fill in some of the blanks, and things that had me scratching my head during the original cut finally made sense. I also think my enjoyment of…

  • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

    Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

    On Blu-ray with Lily

    This "movie" is made up of three short stories all tied together by the framing device of the mice putting together a memory book as a present for the newly married Cinderella.   Each of the three short stories were at various levels of lame, so this is a 1-star film.