ultrashort movie review: Inside Llewyn Davis **

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I saw this a week ago and still don’t know how much I like it. I really liked the music. I’ll definitely grab the soundtrack. Aside from that, I don’t think this is among the Coen Brothers’s best work. The characters weren’t really likeable and the pacing was too slow. But the cat was cute.

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Valentine’s Day Thoughts

“Valentine’s Day is so corporate.”

Yes, Valentine’s Day is the only holiday that is exploited by businesses who want to make money. You nailed it.

“Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday.”

Yep. No other holiday has been made up by anyone else. Arbor Day just happened on its own. God created President’s Day.

“I just don’t like the message of the holiday.”

Yeah, it’s a really harmful message. Love. That’s what’s wrong with this world. Too much love.

“I don’t need some arbitrary day to show someone I love them. I do that 365 days a year.”

Yeah, I can tell. You seem like a really loving and gracious person.

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ultrashort movie review: American Hustle ***

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This is a fine movie. It’s fun, there are definitely funny moments, it kept me intrigued. Amy Adams shows lots of side-boob which is nice. Everyone in this movie is a pro but Jeremy Renner steals the show. Oh, and I didn’t know Louis C.K. was going to be in this so that was a pleasant surprise.

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ultrashort movie review: The Wolf of Wall Street ****

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Fantastic. Everyone did a great job in this. Some of DiCaprio’s best work. Jonah Hill is great in this.

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ultrashort movie review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ***

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Poster

Will Ferrell kind of annoys me but he’s good in some things. I liked this movie. Packed with jokes. The writers did not depend overmuch on jokes they used in the first movie.

An aside: you should watch Ferrell in Everything Must Go. It came out in 2010 and it’s the best thing I’ve seen him in.

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ultrashort movie review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ***

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I’m a fan of the books and I’m a fan of Jennifer Lawrence. But so is everyone else. I’m sure you don’t need me to convince you to watch this movie if you are a fan of either thing.

But seriously, I am in love with Jennifer Lawrence. I would eat the fingers off my own hand if she asked me to.

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last night’s dream: The Beatles

Last night I dreamed that the Beatles reunited. John was brought back to life but George wasn’t. Ringo wasn’t there either for some reason. So it was John and Paul and two other English dudes. Paul gave me VIP tickets so I got to pal around with them backstage before the show. I had so much fun I forgot to get an autograph or picture to post on Facebook to make everyone jealous.

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ultrashort movie review: Captain Phillips ****

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Intense action and engaging acting kept me riveted. Barkhad Abdi’s portrayal put a face on Somali piracy and showed humanity. Tom Hanks did a great job as usual. The hand-held camera work was distracting at first but I got used to it. This is a good movie and you could use it trick a high school social studies class into learning.

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Ultrashort Movie Review: Gravity *****

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The most terrifying movie in theaters. See it in 3D. Bullock and Clooney nail it.

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ultrashort movie review: The World’s End ***

The World's End (2013) Poster

Not bad, but I expected more out of the final installment of the Cornetto Trilogy. Kind of a disappointment after Shaun and Fuzz. Watch it if you are a fan of these guys but don’t expect wall-to-wall laughs.

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