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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★

    "I am Groot."
    "'Welcome to the frickin' Guardians of the Galaxy,' only he didn't use 'frickin.'"

    I knew coming into v.2 that there is no way it could match the brilliance of the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Knowing that at the outset keeps it from being a disappointing movie, but even so it fails to take advantage of many of the assets that it was given at the end of the first film.

    Asset: Characters that really gel together.…

  • Crap - The Big Brother Video

    Crap - The Big Brother Video

    ★★★

    "No wonder you call it crap. Crap. Crap. Crap. Crap."

    At 3:30am, after waking up with a headache and feeling listless and (ahem) crappy, I decided to pull up the YouTube and see if any of the full length Big Brother skate movies were uploaded. Having just watched the Big Brother Magazine documentary on Hulu not 12 hours prior, further diving into the Big Brother cesspool seemed like a good idea.

    I'm not a skater, nor have I watched much…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    In college I was an English major with a minor in Journalism. I went that route because Journalism was the only English-related minor that, at my University, an English major could take. But as I went through the classes to get my minor, I came to realize two things:

    1. I had a deep love of what newspaper do and a respect for the people who write the stories.

    2. My personality would never hold up in the journalistic world.…

  • Joy

    Joy

    ★½

    David O. Russell needs to pause for a moment and look at the career of Tim Burton. Tim Burton started off as an intriguing, creative director, but then he fell in love with Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter and he stopped making movies, he started making backyard jungle gyms for his new infatuations to play about in. Quality tanked, movies sucked, life goes on because there are plenty of movies out there to watch that aren't Burton/Carter/Depp lovefests.

    David…