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  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


    A hilarious mix of absurdity, celebrity, and just plain silliness. If you are a fan of the Lonely Island comedy style then this movie is a no-brainer but if not, it’s easy to see how this isn’t for everyone.

    The core group of Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer are great and it’s easy to see their real friendship bleed over into the film. Underneath all the ridiculousness this very real connection comes through.

    The music is the standout component. Like Spinal…

  • Logan



    A welcome change of pace for the genre combined with the elements of a Wolverine movie we always wanted. James Mangold is able to break through the Marvel template and deliver a stand-alone, mature, character driven story that is able to stand alongside Nolan’s Batman trilogy as top of the class.

    Hugh Jackman is finally able to pay off on the character that started with so much promise in the original X-Men movie. His Wolverine has instead been teased through…

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  • Yojimbo



    A masterfully made movie, combining quick, explosive action, deliberately paced drama, and a good amount of humor. Kurosawa's direction is basically flawless. His skill is just amazing to watch. Toshiro Mifune is also fantastic. He's as cool as he is deadly. It is a bit drawn out at times, with the samurai playing both sides more than necessary to move the plot forward. But it all plays out wonderfully with a satisfying conclusion.

  • Marty



    Hard to imagine this movie being made today. It is so restrained and lean, with no frills or tricks. Just a heart-warming, romantic, easily relatable story told over a weekend about a couple's first date. It takes a while for it to really sink in that it can be that simple, you keep waiting the rug to get pulled out. Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair are both lovable, vulnerable, and real. Borgnine is the movie, it lives and dies with…