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  • Cloud Atlas
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • MacGruber

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  • Fire Island

    ★★★

  • Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

  • The Phantom of the Open

    ★★★½

  • Watcher

    ★★★

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  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    ★★★

    I had heard Fire Island took some cues from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but I did not realize just how much of a direct adaptation it would be. As a result, the movie is a little more dramatic than the comedy I was expecting/hoping for. Joel Kim Booster is such a dynamic and hilarious presence generally, that it's a little disappointing to see him as just a straightforward romantic lead. Once I adjusted my expectations though, I was able…

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

    Army of Darkness fully embraces its wackiness, to make for a great time. Bruce Campbell's Ash is obviously a heightened character, but Campbell's reactions to everything that is thrown in his path lend a true sense of humanity to the man.

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  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    ★★★½

    The best moment in Beeban Kidron's To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar may be its opening in which it introduces us to Patrick Swayze, practically the masculine ideal for much of the 80's and early 90's, and proceeds to feminize him to an almost unrecognizable extent alongside another man's man, Wesley Snipes. We never see the Swayze and Snipes with whom we are already familiar again in this movie, and that's an excellent decision by Kidron and screenwriter…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    Passengers is fucking gross. I don't watch trailers, so I'm not sure how much of the premise is known to the general public. With that in mind, I'll toss out a SPOILER ALERT, because I cannot talk about why this movie is awful without talking about particulars of the plot that come into play at around the 30-minute mark.

    I love the opening of the film. For the first five minutes or so, we just watch the Starship Avalon hurtle…