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  • Set It Up

    Set It Up

    ★★½

    There's occasional good comedy here, but the reliance on consecutive parallel scenes starts to get annoying.

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★

    The same bro-y frat humour that was in the first pervades this. It's mostly irritating, and the jokes feel five years out of date (I'm glad the writers just discovered dubstep, and I hope 2013 goes well for them). On the other hand, some of the more physical sequences are well done.

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    This is the only time I have ever felt the need to do such a thing, but I confess that I no longer agree with my initial review of a movie. When THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS opened twelve years ago, I found it excruciatingly "precious" and "delightful." In a sense, I was reacting against a self-obsessed movement in indie rock and cinema that seemed to value personal neuroses as the grand height of expression. And Anderson (even though I loved RUSHMORE…

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★★

    It's curious how many reviews on here say this is way better than they remembered it being. There was obviously something askew about blockbuster expectations in 1996, and I'm not sure what that was, but it brings me to two points...

    1) The plotting of this movie was criticized as too convoluted at the time, while watching it now, it's relatively tight. Which is to say, you can identify what this movie is about more clearly than the strung together…