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  • Up in Smoke

    Up in Smoke

    ★★★★

    His name is Ralph. That scene made me laugh so hard at its realism.

  • Super 8

    Super 8

    There were two decent, if not formulaic, movies going on here. Either one of which would be fun. Together, I hated it.

    I wish I had seen this before any of Abrams's Star Trek or Star Wars work. I have now exiled J.J. Abrams to the Island of M. Night Shyamalan. I will not watch his work.

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  • Atlas Shrugged: Part III

    Atlas Shrugged: Part III

    By far the least bad of the three in the trilogy, but still not all that great.

    The flaws* in the economic thinking are kind of deal killers for me, but I had to go see it to see the perfect nanar trilogy.

    *Dude, seriously, you expect me to believe that a small group of people will be able to economically succeed when real world evidence points the other direction?

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★½

    I have two bones to pick with the movie that could have otherwise been in the top tier of sci fi movies.

    1. The military theme. There is enough glorification of war in the wider culture already. This movie, while not glorifying war, didn't really detract from that idea either. I was mostly ready to overlook that until...

    2. The ending. If you've seen it either you liked the last minute or didn't. I hated the last minute and felt it detracted from the movie enormously. It was hinted at earlier in the movie and seemingly put down only to come back unnecessarily.