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  • Fat Buddies

    Fat Buddies

    ★★★

    The jokes that aren't about fat guys getting stuck in small spaces are actually pretty clever and funny. 


    Unfortunately, that only accounts for less than half the jokes.


    There is a song in it that rhymes “Japanglish” with “body language”.

  • A Cool Fish

    A Cool Fish

    ★★★½

    The kind of slick, well-crafted, knotty crime thriller Hong Kong used to excel at churning out that China is becoming increasingly adept at making. That it was a hit bodes well for an industry that has been dominated for the past several years by bloated effects- and star-driven spectacles.

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★

    I don't know what to make of a world that rejects this and adores every Marvel movie. Things don't make sense to me.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything

    ★½

    Undecided as to which is more offensive:

    1. The implication that Hawking's work can only be understood, or even be relevant to us, an audience of normal dumb people, in how it validates or invalidates our concept of God.

    2. The depiction of infidelity in which Jane's is fraught and melodramatic, to the point that mere knocking on another man's tent causes her husband to collapse into coma and never speak again (someone should do the math on this causality…