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  • Fight Club

    ★★★½

  • The Muppet Movie

    ★★★★

  • Sleeping Beauty

    ★★★★★

  • Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★½

    Irreverent, smarmy trash. A grim banger for the ages.

    Still, I thought this one was gonna drain me during those introductory moments. While I eventually warm to Norton's narration, it annoyed me right at the start, as did those not-very-subtle-at-all-thank-you-very-much on-screen flashes of Tyler Durden. Marla Singer's arc winds up much of a non-presence - as you'd sadly expect in a movie hyper-focused on mens' perspectives - and that second half is entertaining, and not very coherent at all. Oh,…

  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie

    ★★★★

    A cumulative banding of characters that's more like reuniting with old friends, meta jokes that are actually funny, some subtext about exploitation, Robin the Frog's meekness, an electric yarmulke, the remarkable quality of Miss Piggy's wigs, and an unexpectedly haunting ending make this one you should probably consider watching today. Even - no, especially - if you've already seen it.

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