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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Watched with my 2-year old son. Here are some of his observations:

    - Darth Vader is "sick" (ill)
    - Every planet was "Earth"
    - The Death Star was "Moon" (that's no moon, son)
    - Every spacecraft was a "rocket ship"
    - "The robot (C3PO) walks on 2 legs!"
    - Chewbacca is his favorite character
    - Jawas are scary

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    I received a Kubrick box set for Christmas in 2015. I live in the US and the box set is from the UK. The Shining is one of my favorite movies of all time and I just watched the Blu-ray from this box set for the first time. When the movie was finished after barely 2 hours, I thought to myself "I remember this being longer." A quick internet search led me to discover that there is a US and…

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★

    A favorite of mine as a kid. Also, Disney's first use of 3D rendering CGI animation.

    Still, the basic story behind any Beauty and the Beast telling has bothered me as I've grown older. In the end, Belle is only presented with two romantic options: her captor, or the narcissistic Gaston. Seems like kind of a crappy choice in retrospect.

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★½

    My second Connery-Bond and what a fun movie. From Russia with Love is more grounded than other campier Bond movies. I did not recognize Robert Shaw until halfway through the movie and his fight with Bond is great. However, my favorite part of watching these older Bond movies is seeing the origins of the spy tropes I take for granted.

    And of course, Bond beds 4 women over the course of this film (and possibly 2 at the same time). *insert <eye roll> emoji*

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  • Scarface

    Scarface

    ★★★★★

    The clothing. The cars. The pastels. This movie is cocaine. Is Scarface over the top? Yes. But for Brian de Palma to bring Oliver Stone's violent and excessive script to life, over the top is all we could have asked for.

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★★½

    Where it all began. It's amazing to think that if Iron Man had failed, the MCU as we know it probably would not exist. Jon Favreau had a lot riding on this movie and boy did he deliver. Definitely a top 3 MCU movie for me.