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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Was there something wrong with all of us in the ’80s that we thought these were such good movies? Because I’m here to tell you that in 2008, Indiana Jones sucks. Plasticky, cheeseball, put-George-Lucas-out-of-his-misery sucks. At least he didn’t throw Jar Jar Binks into the film but you can tell he probably came close, settling […]

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Movie Review: Burn After Reading

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In Burn After Reading, the Coen brothers are back in their dark comedy groove in a film that’s one part Fargo, one part Big Lebowski. Burn doesn’t tread in new territory for the Coens, but it’s still one of the most enjoyable films I’ve seen in a long time. The plot is a warren of […]

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Wristcutters, A Love Story: Review from My Netflix Queue

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If you’re like me, nothing sends you running from a movie faster than phrases like: …starring Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey or …starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey 0r …starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey Collectively, these idiots have ruined the genre of romantic comedy. Or maybe the genre was already ruined by a boring […]

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King Corn: Review from My Netflix Queue

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“A documentary about CORN?” groaned Motley Husband upon seeing the telltale Netflix red envelope in our mailbox. Eye roll. Sigh. “Corn? Seriously?” His eyes had that furtive, escapist look a teenager gets when trapped with his grandparents at the Golden Corral during “All You Can Eat Soft Meat Tuesdays.” I know, I know, corn doesn’t […]

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There Will Be Blood: Review From My Netflix Queue

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I know There Will Be Blood is a movie I was supposed to love. I was supposed to find Daniel Day Lewis’ performance as turn-of-the-century oil prospector Daniel Plainview riveting and explosive. I was supposed to be intrigued by the ethical implications that arise when greed, oil and religion combine. I was supposed to be […]

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Summercamp! Movie Review from My Netflix Queue

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I had a college roommate who worked at a summer camp in New Hampshire. He claimed the biggest job he had to undertake was preventing the thirteen-year-old boys from dying of masturbation exhaustion. It’s not hard to imagine, given just a little taste of the hormonal teenage woes we saw in the documentary, Summercamp! Pair […]

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Dan in Real Life: Movie Review from My Netflix Queue

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Somewhere in between Little Miss Sunshine and one of my all-time favorite films, Home for the Holidays, you’ll find Dan in Real Life: a plunky little romantic comedy that makes great use of star Steve Carell’s charming awkwardness. Dan is a widower who takes his three headstrong daughters to spend Thanksgiving with his family in […]

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