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  • Finding Nemo
  • The Shining
  • RoboCop
  • Little Shop of Horrors

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  • A Christmas Story

    ★★★★

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★★★

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★½

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

    ★★★½

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★½

    Anybody who gives this special a negative rating has no soul.

    I’m extremely happy to return to my favorite corner of the MCU and my favorite dysfunctional alien family. This was a delight, with a typical James Gunn-curated banger soundtrack to boot. Heartfelt and humorous vibes for the holiday season, what’s not to love?

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★

    There’s more of an emotional through-line this time around between Gru and his Minions in stark contrast with the first movie’s meandering plot, but ‘Rise of Gru’ features too many plot lines that aren’t fully developed and more of the same slapstick shenanigans we’ve come to expect from our sentient marketable yellow plushies. The final third features some creative transformations and fun visuals, though. Illumination’s animation has reached a fairly high level of quality as well.

    My Ranked Illumination Films

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Matt Reeves' iteration in Batman's ever-growing cinematic legacy involves a deep psychological exploration of an emotionally-stunted Bruce Wayne and his violent crusade against crime. He took emotionally-harrowing portrayals you would find in similar comic book tales such as 'Ego', 'The Man Who Falls', and Grant Morrison's horrifically and beautifully surreal 'Arkham Asylum' and steeped Bruce's journey in a deliberate sense of realism and plausibility that a ruthless vigilante could feasibly exist in our present day.

    While not an inherently flawed…

  • Dumb and Dumber

    Dumb and Dumber

    ★★★★

    I'll take "Underrated Banger '90s Film Soundtracks" for $400, Alex.