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  • Tammy and the T-Rex

    Tammy and the T-Rex

    ★½

    Asinine, but a delight to watch with friends. There are some moments so dumb that the movie at least reveals its self-awareness and that it's deliberately making jokes. The problem is the jokes are often so bad that they cross into the sort of cringe that comes from watching a bad stand-up set. Worth watching for the dino arms alone tho.

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★

    Breaking Bad has always been about sharp intakes of breath followed by long, pained, stuttered heaves of exhales. It's a technique that its sister show, Better Call Saul, has only fine-tuned into an even more rewarding slow burn.

    Having the fortune to view this movie in a theater with audience reactions, El Camino continues this legacy proudly. Headed by Aaron Paul's still heart-wrenching performance, the film builds exciting tension, brings back some old fan favorites, subtly escalates its world-building, and…

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  • Purl

    Purl

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wonderful beginning to Pixar's Spark Shorts program! Kristen Lester brings voice to minorities in white male dominated work environments. A timely premise pretty well-executed, especially with its better-paced second half.

    Rare downside comes from seeing occasional weaknesses in the animation due to the budget. Big upside comes from hearing swears in a Pixar short.

  • Inspector Gadget

    Inspector Gadget

    ★★½

    *takes deep breath*

    Okay, so I loved this movie growing up.

    I'm not saying it's good, but I got them nostalgia lenses, and even watching it now I can't quite quit them.

    It's just zany in a way I really appreciated growing up. I never watched the original cartoon, and when I did try and check it out it seemed like just a bland Saturday Morning Cartoon. This is just...so weird, and so dumb, and so hammy and, in my…