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  • Always Be My Maybe

    Always Be My Maybe

    ★★★

    Really good for a mainstream comedy. Many laughs throughout, and a surprisingly good cameo from Keanu Reeves. I heard about his cameo before watching, and I saw a clip that seemed like a throwaway. Even thought the surprise was ruined, there was actually much more to it than I expected. I kind of loved it. Keanu had some of the best lines/moments, but there was a lot of good dialog throughout.

    Minor complaints: it felt a little too long, and…

  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    ★★

    Decided to front load this one after reading and commenting on Andy Summer's review. Yeah, pretty much landed where I expected...

    After a promising scene where Sandlers' character easily and charmingly reveals his adept detective skills in a convenience store, we get no more of that. He becomes a bumbling fool... and a very low-key one. Sandler doesn't look like he's having much fun, but I kind of responded to that. (I, generally, liked his off-handed asides.)

    The fantastic cast…

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  • Hesher

    Hesher

    ★★★½

    Mary Poppins meets Metallica. Ride the Supercalafragalistic Lightning.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    The title says it all: You know from the first moment that things aren't going to turn out well; but you can't help but stare, horrified, once things get moving. Requiem is filled to the brim with technical creativity, and every bit of style supports the substance. Still, with so much going on, it's easy to overlook the stunning performances led by Ellen Burstyn (in her Oscar nominated role). I know Requiem is on a lot of "Great Films I'll Never Watch Again" lists, but you owe it to yourself to see it at least the once.