• Lilo & Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch

    ★★★★★

    The best family in any Disney movie is two Hawaiian sisters and an alien.

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★

    There is a part where a woman tries to give Jason 40 dollars to not murder her

  • Big Bully

    Big Bully

    Justin Jon Ross plays young Rick Moranis in both this and Little Giants.

  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★★

    *watching The Ring* 

    The static should do MORE it should BE the villain!

  • John Tucker Must Die

    John Tucker Must Die

    Embarrassing in nearly every regard. It DOES, however, mention podcasts in 2006, likely making it the first major feature to do so.

  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★

    Hey that club Tech Noir reminds me of the bar in Toy Story called 3D Animated Adventure Comedy

  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    ★★★★

    I wonder if this is the last movie where a character not having a cell phone (Justin Long not being able to tell the team he’s going to cheer) was just accepted and not considered a plot hole

  • Human Nature

    Human Nature

    ★★★★

    When I was in high school, I had a pretty goofy but cool Biology teacher who had a lot of fun and unique ways of getting stuff to stick. The games and experiments we played in that class were honestly the only reason I learned anything about biology, so I look back on the class fondly. Now, even in that class, there were still a couple days where we watched movies, because I guess that's just standard in high school…

  • Grand Illusion

    Grand Illusion

    ★★★★

    A movie that, to a degree, predicts its own ineffectiveness in changing any of the minds of the powers that be (the very wealthy). Joins a remarkably large list* of films that have thoughtfully and intelligently critiqued war, to absolutely no avail whatsoever. 

    As upsetting an indictment of humanity as it is an uplifting celebration of... well, humanity. Which isn’t to say it is doing the “both sides” thing (as the stance is quite clear), but that human beings have…

  • The Assistant

    The Assistant

    ★★★★

    Rarely does a film so effectively weaponize rage without having it feel too over-the-top or bombastic, but through perfect pacing, a handful of universally relatable touches, and some brilliantly selected close-ups, Kitty Green cracks the code.

    Can not wait to see what Green does next. Something tells me it won’t be a Marvel movie.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★½

    “If I were a knight of Rohan, capable of great deeds. But I’m not. I’m a Hobbit. And I know I can’t save Middle-Earth. I just want to help my friends.” - Merry

    “Courage, Merry. Courage for our friends.” - Eowyn

    Lord of the Rings is about fake friends and ride or dies and never is it more clear than in the second half of Return of the King when Gollum reveals himself to be the filth Sam knew he was and when the Hobbits reveal they are a braver race than any found in Middle Earth.

  • Armageddon

    Armageddon

    ★★★★★

    On September 11th, 2001 the militant terrorist organization al-Qaeda hijacked four separate airliners, crashing one into the Pentagon, two into the World Trade Center buildings, and another into a field in Pennsylvania. Out of this – the greatest ever tragedy on U.S. soil – came the war on terror, the skyrocketing approval ratings for President George W Bush, and a heightened obsession with so-called patriotism that was actually a massive rise of American nationalism, the effects of which are being…