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  • The Black Hole

    The Black Hole

    ★★½

    Stately and slow-paced (feels like 2 1/2 hours when it’s only 98 minutes), old studio guys trying to adapt to the new world and failing. The core story would make a fantastic sci-fi horror film if only Disney didn’t direct it. I’d say drop the robots, but the humans are handled as poorly (with the possible exception being Schell’s haunted, driven creep). The design and look of the ship is great. An interesting failure. I can’t help but wonder if…

  • Mr. Duck Steps Out

    Mr. Duck Steps Out

    ★★★★

    My kids loved this one-fun gags, music and dancing, and Donald is slightly less of a terrible guardian than usual! Very fun watching my 4 and 2 year old’s interpretations of the Jitterbug after.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    ★★★★

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…