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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Amazing. Modern classic.

  • Jack Reacher

    Jack Reacher

    ★★★½

    Odd that I missed this the first go-round. Getting ready for part 2.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★★

    So perfect. What a wonderful film. I wasn't expecting to love the comedy duo of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe this much; they had genuine charisma. And Shane Black's script... so dense, so funny. I had such a blast. I'm devasted that audiences didn't come out for it though. We really need more movies like this... less cowabunga.

  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ★★★★★

    One of my favorite films of the year! Soooo good, so funny, so original, so dark. So much more than just a fart joke.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    ★★★½

    I agree with Devin Faraci.  Mowgli should have been killed by the true hero Shere Khan

  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★★★

    Live score by Mercury Rev.  Pretty special night.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★

    Really fun, should be a huge movie. The new Spiderman is terrific, can't wait for his solo film!

  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party

    ★★★★

    I Saw the work in progress at Sxsw.  I fell in love.  Subversive, a heady mix of smart and really dumb, and raunchy as hell.  Comes out August 12th.  Look for food specials at the Alamo.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    Guardians was WAY better than I was initially hoping or expecting. Apart from Apes we've had some disappointing genre films this summer. Guardians is the high water mark. Smart, unique, thrilling and wickedly funny all the way through. I really hope this is a smash hit so that James Gunn can continue to dictate the look and feel of Marvel for years to come.

  • Hot Times

    Hot Times

    ★★★½

    Really like nothing I've ever seen. The 5 minute non-sequitur soliloquy from the cab driver Alex Mogulmuph (AKA The Bushmaster) melted my brain onto the floor. This is the heir to the mile-a-minute screwball comedy of days gone by... with boner sound effects.

  • Drunken Master

    Drunken Master

    ★★★★

    Menu:

    Welcome beer: Indian Brown Ale

    Course 1
    Sesame Cucumber and Cold Noodle Salad, Shrimp Toasts paired with 60 minute IPA.

    Course 2
    Five Spice Duck Wings, Shao Xsing Glaze paired with 2013 Black and Blue

    Course 3
    Crispy Chicken Skin Bun, Crushed Peanuts, Rice Wine, Carrot Slaw paired with 90 minute IPA and 2012 Burton Baton

    Course 4
    Tea Steamed Grouper, Ginger, Scallion, Rice, Gai Lon paired with Sixty-One

    Course 5
    Walnut cookies, plum wine sabayon paired with 2013 Fort and Palo Santo Marron

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★½

    Like not love here. I like this incarnation of the Captain America mythology but the storytelling, yeesh, screenwriting amateur hour. I want comic book movies that aren't paint-by-numbers.