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  • Gran Torino
  • Alien
  • Blade Runner
  • The Apartment

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  • Just Go with It

    ★★★½

  • Leading Lizzie Astray

    ★★½

  • Primal Fear

    ★★★½

  • Mad Max

    ★★★½

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★

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

    Definitely a film that makes you think. Cinematography among the best I've ever seen, but at the same time I think that most of the scenes lingered too long. It is one thing to pause for gravity and emphasis, it's another to be sitting at a crossroads, not moving and just staring at what is basically a slightly moving picture in a film. The sepia contrast images were just beautiful, and really the whole film is beautiful from an art…

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  • Just Go with It

    Just Go with It

    ★★★½

    Of all of the recent Sandler films I've seen, this is the funniest. Sandler comedies generally don't work without a good formula script and great chemistry, and thankfully this had both. He's done basically this exact story a few different times and just like (well maybe not just like) Howard Hawks with Rio Bravo and El Dorado, each are fun, entertaining, and work perfectly for an audience. Needed a good laugh and this delivered.

  • Leading Lizzie Astray

    Leading Lizzie Astray

    ★★½

    It was kind of entertaining, in the way that watching The Three Stooges or Looney Tunes is entertaining. Lots of beating people with sticks at the end, which is definitely the highlight. Up until then I was pretty bored however, so again not a great slapstick comedy.

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  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★★

    I said in my review for Kill Bill Vol 1 that Quentin Tarantino felt like a glorified music video director. Considering that McG IS a music video director, it was quite obvious where I got that comparison. The film feels similar in tonality to a Tarantino film if all of the R-rated stuff were taken out and the precision in filming was taken out along with it. Some of the performances were unconvincing (especially Matt LeBlanc and Kelly Lynch) and…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★

    King Kong is so uncharacteristically bloody and violent in comparison to any other film I've seen from this era! So much death, carnage, and ripping apart the jaws of your enemies! The acting isn't bad and though the pacing stalls around the hour mark, the last forty minutes of the film more than make up for any issues the earlier part of the film had. Obviously the stop motion is genius and the special effects have had a lasting effect…