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Review: Parasite

That movie was excellent. It has made me realize how few international films I watch and unquestionably how many excellent films I’m missing as a result.

5/5 bowls of ramdon

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Review: Almost Famous

An old movie that I loved so much growing up. In the modern day I realize there are some problematic themes and moments of the movie, but I still love the music and story. 5/5 people of substance.

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Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

It’s interesting. I didn’t feel like I enjoyed it after I finished watching it, but I can’t tell you why. It was fine in pacing. The plot was contrived but expectedly so. It was fine, I guess. 2.5/5 hotel keys.

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Review: Daybreak

My Netflix binge continues as I churn through this over just two days. It’s one part Zombieland, one part Mad Max, one part Adventureland, and one part Ferris Buehler’s Day Off.

3/5 Sunflowers.

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Review: Meet Me In St. Louis

A classic (released in 1944) that I had never seen before. Or at least I had no recollection of. It isn’t really a Christmas movie, but it has an important Christmas moment that apparently makes many consider it a holiday film. Overall very cute. 4/5 blocks of ice off the ice truck.

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Review: Knives Out

What a delightful journey of a movie. Rian Johnson and his superb cast delivered a fantastically enjoyable mystery which taunts us with tantalizing glimpses of the whole story without giving itself away. 5/5 real knives.

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Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

I meant to see this in theaters and never got around to it. We decided to watch it last night and the technology is truly astonishing. I know very little about WWI and this provided fascinating insights. 4/5 stars.

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Review: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Overall, I enjoyed it. I wasn’t astounded by it, and it falls fairly low on my overall Star Wars rankings. 3/5 lightsabers.

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My Star Wars Ranking

Katie and I went to see Rise of Skywalker last night along with the masses. I have to say, as I’ve gotten older, I have come to really appreciate the shift to pre-midnight showings on Thursday. With that said, here is my review.

My Spoiler-Free Thirty-Eight Word Review of Rise of Skywalker:

Rise of Skywalker brings closure to the Abrams trilogy. I found it enjoyably predictable and cheered aloud multiple times with the audience. From fan service to plot reveal, it was a fun ride in the Star Wars Universe. ⭐⭐⭐/5 stars

The Rankings (as of 12/20/19)

With Skywalker’s release for the franchise, it’s time for me to update my Star Wars movie rankings. My rankings have been called the ‘most unique’ Star Wars ranking people have ever seen. This is my ranking based on my desire to rewatch the film in the series that roughly breaks down to as follows:

Will Always Rewatch:
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. A New Hope
3. The Last Jedi

Will Likely Rewatch:
4. Rogue 1
5. The Force Awakens
6. Return of the Jedi

No Major Desire to Rewatch:
7. Rise of Skywalker
8. The Phantom Menace
9. Solo
10. Attack of the Clones
11. Revenge of the Sith

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Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

This was a great follow-up to the original. Wholesome, with story, world and character development. Also lots of great jokes.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Twinkies