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  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

    ★★★½

    Where’s Scott Hall and Kevin Nash?

    Does anyone else watch Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders and wonder what if Patrick Swayze in mid-sentence while practicing tough love on C. Thomas Howell starts a ballet dance, Rob Lowe while crying, competes in a sock hop and Tom Cruise jumps on cars and does gymnastics over fences? Well, Tom’s actions aren’t dreams, they happen, but the others are just dreams in my head. However, it is the unpredictable tone of The Outsiders…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Perhaps, the most entertaining and enjoyable movie in the MCU since Iron Man? 

    There’s so many reasons why I enjoy Thor: Ragnarok, but it has to start with the direction and vision of Taika Waititi. He’s a genre changer in the comic book man movie universe. From his Kiwi sense of humor, to the choice in mood music, to the simply fun action sequences; Thor: Ragnarok is a two hour smile that would make it appear I had Botox injections,…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    It doesn't matter who you sleep with, look like, voted for, your age, what part of the world you live in, your hairstyle, who your favorite member of Nickelback is, what type of car you drive, what music you listen to, your sex; a good movie is a good movie. You don't have to be a certain "type" of person to appreciate quality cinema. A great film should bring people closer, not rip them apart. That's what I got out…