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  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    ★★★½

    Rewatched because I saw the blackjack scene on YouTube and couldn’t stop laughing. It’s sometimes way too focused on the plot and theres a bit of a juvenile obsession with piss and shit but most of the time this is a gutbusting comedy that had me cracking up. The 60s Brit references and Blow-Up parody were lost on me originally but a delight to catch this time

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day

    ★★★

    A dumb movie that I think even a casual viewer would question the logic of (no mourning the dead? these giant ships have no other impact on Earth's gravity?) but it's a fun time. The general ambition of it is kind of impressive - it covers so many events in a really brief amount of time, and at least makes it comprehensible through flippant writing and great mostly-practical VFX. The magic of cinema is that I genuinely believed Jeff Goldblum and Well Smith were friends by the end

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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★½

    Adapting a sacred text into a feature film is always a tricky thing to do - you have to make sure you delicately balance what made the original so special, while making careful changes to redesign it for the big screen. Thankfully, after watching this movie for the first time, I'm proud to announce that it did a perfect job of adapting the Christmas levels from the videogame "Muppet Racemania" info a full-length movie.

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  • Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation

    Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation

    ★★★★

    dave chappelle: *interrupts his stand up set once a minute to slam the microphone against his thigh at full impact*
    me: this is awesome