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|87 T9||The Prestige (2006) - Sep 01, 2017
"Yeah it's pretty convoluted and absurd - you have to accept that Tesla invents the replicator from Star Trek and then gives it away for the sake of performance art instead of just using it to print money. But ultimately it's a pretty gripping noir-mystery with an excellent lead rivalry, no real heroes (refreshing!) and a unique sci-fi twist that's right up my alley. "
|15 T1||Marley & Me (2008) - Aug 17, 2017
"Idyllic upper middle class family outlives their dog in this heartwarming Hallmark card. My favorite part is when Jennifer Aniston complains about how she looks at 40."
|47 T2||Dreamcatcher (2003) - Aug 10, 2017
"Scat humor, British aliens, and King tropes. It spends fifteen minutes demonstrating its characters' psychic powers and an hour forty-five demonstrating their complete lack of common sense. Jason Lee dies way too early. The Duddits character never adds up. Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore get boatloads of screentime for no reason. Native American beliefs have nothing to do with any of it, of course. For all the Alien/Shining/Thing type of potential they really pinched off a double-flusher here. "
|77 T7||The Room (2003) - Jul 29, 2017
""If a lot of people loved each other, than the world would be a better place to live" - Thomas Wiseau"
|61 T4||Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Jul 19, 2017
"I knelt by the river, threw my head back and the tribal elder emptied the gourd of sticky-sweet liquid down my throat. The reason for my fasting became clear as the twee nostalgia hit my empty stomach with paralyzing force, and I had to fight the urgent signals my body was giving me to reject it. When I awoke I understood that Wes Anderson had created the most white-bread cornball shit I've ever seen, and I've seen You've Got Mail."
|76 T7||The Host (2006) - Jul 14, 2017
"Godzilla meets Finding Nemo in the filthiest family movie you'll ever smell - it is completely vile and endearing, full of humor and devoid of romance. It must have had some killer reviews when it came out because I remember my dad taking me to see it and you couldn't get that guy to watch anything but old Andy Griffith reruns. The cg monster still looks polished today but the emotional slow motion (emo-slo-mo) is an obvious crutch and appears to add about 20 minutes to the total runtime. "
|70 T5||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Jul 12, 2017
"It pushes the America buttons hard - Spidey has to save the Washington Monument, the Staten Island Ferry (w/ statue of liberty watching), a hijacked plane from hitting a skyscraper, the soul of the embittered working class guy. Keaton and RDJ have fun as the arms-dealing father figures and Holland is a third time's charm of a recast. My ideal post-credits stinger would have been Tobey Macguire and Andrew Garfield sitting on a park bench looking dumb and dejected. That would really bring it home."
|81 T8||Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Jul 12, 2017
"How did I miss this one? I loved Tobey's elastic pain face, the montage w/ freeze-frame, the zeal with which the writers constantly shit on Peter, and the wonderfully inorganic way that every character lectures a high-schooler about the nature of heroism. Cast is solid and Raimi's direction is confident, selling the comedy, horror, and even the drama in a surprisingly moving scene that manages to kill Uncle Ben again. "
|65 T4||The World's End (2013) - Jul 05, 2017
"Buddies get drunk and maudlin, there's a bit about social engineering, whip pan to confused-looking bloke, delightful zombie brawl ensues. You know the fuckin' drill by now it's an Edgar Wright movie"
|68 T5||John Wick (2014) - Jul 02, 2017
"This dog-avenging boogeyman assassin was exactly the character that The Babadook was lacking. Directed by veteran stuntmen, John Wick benefits from a mastery of inertia but often feels like it's just going through the motions. It's refreshingly straightforward in its execution, but ultimately insubstantial. It knows its strengths and tries nothing else. "