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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    I loved this movie so much I named my first company Whackbat. The characters are all amazing. George Clooney's voice is as gold as his face. I can't imagine the time it took to create this kind of animation. Hats off to Wes Anderson for that.

  • Long Shot

    Long Shot

    Was fine. A better rom-com than most. Definitely laughed enough for the watch to be worth it. And that's about it.

  • Spun

    Spun

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What a trip into drug-fueled madness. The editing on this movie was a precursor to all the fast choppy editing that has been happening in the ensuing decade and a half. There really is no character John Leguizamo can't do. From the opening scene, the lost drugs situation, all the way through, he is a wonderfully crazy madman. Patrick Fugit went as far away from his Almost Famous character to play Frisbee. Mickey Rourke should show up in every film and just do odd and weird things. He definitely should have opened a window in that motel room though.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    How this movie doesn't get nominated for academy awards is beyond me. It's not a perfect movie, but for directing alone it should be there. There is no way there were 5 more difficult directing jobs than doing this movie. With the stunt work and Tom Cruise and the franchise. Come on.

  • Cop Land

    Cop Land

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A disappoint when it was first released into theaters, Cop Land is a gem that has grown better with age. The story about a town, just on the other side of the river from the big city, and the one cop that is supposed to keep all the other police residents of the town in check. Fat Sylvester might be the best acting Sylvester there is. It was a crime he didn't at least get nominated for his work in…

  • Kill the Messenger

    Kill the Messenger

    Such an underreported story. Gary Webb the journalist who uncovered the shady dealings of the American government with Noriega and his rebels. Jeremy Renner kills it as the Gary. He paints a portrait of man's life on the downhill spiral after he begins to learn the truth about what our government is capable of doing.

  • Tag

    Tag

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Tag is exactly the kind of movie it advertises. Funny but not the end all be all comedy of all time. It's original in the sense that adult men usually don't play tag (but it is still based loosely on a true story). I enjoyed the experience and definitely recommend it as a late night stoner laugher. Also, watch Jeremy Renner as he tries to navigate acting with two broken arms after a stunt on the movie went awry.

  • Cold Pursuit

    Cold Pursuit

    I love all things Liam Neeson. If it is revenge Liam is after, you might as well go ahead and charge my credit card because I'm going to watch it. Cold Pursuit doesn't disappoint. Liam gets to kill bad guys in all kinds of absurd ways in the snow (but sadly, the picture of the Cadillac high up in a tree never completely comes to fruition. I mean, the car is lodged in the tree but much less dramatically). I'm still not sure about that fake road to Denver everyone kept driving down. Kind of weird. All in all, 3 Liam thumbs up.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The movie is enjoyable. The run time didn't bother me at all. Everyone got to be their character for at least a little screen time. The circle of the last 22 Marvel movies is complete. I would have preferred the death of Iron Man earlier in the movie. Leaving him as a heavy loss than hangs over the rest of the proceedings. One of the reasons I enjoyed the last one so much was it ended in such devasting fashion.…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    What a ride through banana's mountain. There are so many different film homages that it's impossible to pick up in one viewing. Inherent Vice. The Long Goodbye. All things Hitchcock. Even the way Andrew Garfield's character runs is unique. Certainly, this is not a movie for everyone. I can't even say it's a good movie because I've only seen it once. But any movie that demands multiple viewings ranks for something in my book. Go through the reddit rabbit hole of questions and answers after watching. Well worth it.