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  • The Kid

    The Kid

    ★★★★½

    100 Greatest Directors Club
    Charlie Chaplin
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    Well, I'm back with more films from acclaimed directors. Won't be as heavily active as I used to, but I'll definitely tackle directors that reach my interest.

    Charlie Chaplin always leaves a smile on my face with every feature I see him in. He was a genius at impeccably crafting such wonderful expressions of comedy without uttering a single word for a majority of his films made during the Silent Era. The Kid,…

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★½

    Any skepticism that could have been made with this movie (mainly being Brad Bird's first live-action film and the concern whether he could successfully transition between two different mediums) is dropped immediately with the realization that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is an absolute joy and was successful for bringing a whole new generation of moviegoers to Tom Cruise's prized spy action franchise (myself included).

    With this installment, Brad Bird took the breezy, fun action he brought in The Incredibles…

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Reviewing the Commentary #1:
    Star Wars- commentary provided by writer/director George Lucas, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), sound designer Ben Burtt, and effects director of photography Dennis Muren

    What I learned the most from this experience- Chewbacca's roars were provided by different bears, the lightsaber effects were provided painstakingly frame by frame via traditionally animated drawing cells, it took days for Carrie Fisher to get that hologram message scene right, Lucas' belief that Star Wars is not a sci-fi movie, his…

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★★★★

    I will never understand the mentality of modern filmgoers. They'll say they want something original and different, but when an original and different film comes out, they'll complain that it is weird, silly, and bonkers, even though the sequel or remake they just watched has the same elements and the love the living crap out of it (like Guardians 2, for instance).

    That's why I'm bummed that films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword flopped, because in my eyes,…