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Minority Report (2002) - First viewing; pretty good.

Jurassic Park (1993) - Millionth viewing; still good.

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) - First viewing; it was freaking devastating.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Got the 90s VHS English dub working for the first time in years; not the best voice acting, but massive nostalgia attack.

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Not A Mallard

The Way Back (2010) - Sometimes engaging WWII-based survival story with serious pacing issues.

My Life as a Zucchini (2016) - Eye-opening claymation French film about a group of orphans with abusive pasts and the bonds that they share.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) - I'm not sure why I wanted to rent this one since I'm not a fan of Tim Burton; needless to say, it didn't win me over to his weirdness.

Before Sunrise (1995) - I heard it was one of the greatest romance movies; it was...alright.

Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Certainly the best of the Disney Renaissance; not my favorite Disney movie though.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) - Best popcorn movie in recent years (since The Avengers).

The Peanuts Movie (2015) - First time since I saw it in theaters; made me realize how much of an empty nostalgia trip it is.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - It's impressive, but I'm not a big fan of it.

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Seven77
2 hours ago, Not A Mallard said:

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) - Best popcorn movie in recent years (since The Avengers).

The Peanuts Movie (2015) - First time since I saw it in theaters; made me realize how much of an empty nostalgia trip it is.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - It's impressive, but I'm not a big fan of it.

 

 Interesting… for some reason I thought you really liked  Raiders. Just curious, why are you not a big fan of it?

And why did you think that The Peanuts Movie was empty? I thought it was great.

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1 hour ago, Seven77 said:

 Interesting… for some reason I thought you really liked  Raiders. Just curious, why are you not a big fan of it?

And why did you think that The Peanuts Movie was empty? I thought it was great.

Raiders... The action scenes and stunts are fantastic, but the story feels anti-climactic, the gore of the climax comes out of nowhere, and I'm not sure whether I can root for a romance that has an unhealthy past (an adult man courting a teenage girl).

The Peanuts Movie... I loved it when I saw it in theaters. Watching it now, it still has a heartwarming story, but it doesn't get there until the second half; until then, its constant references to past Peanuts media made the whole thing feel like a by Peanuts fans, for Peanuts fans cash-in. I bought into the nostalgia last time; by now, perhaps I've grown tired of franchises cashing in on nostalgia for themselves and longing for something new from Hollywood.

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Donnie Darko (2001) - ...Huh?

The Rocketeer (1991) - Some viewings the story feels lacking, and other viewings it hits the spot; its musical score is always one of my all-time favorites though.

Chariots of Fire (1981) - Pretty good; not sure what else to say about it.

Field of Dreams (1989) - It's manipulative, schmaltzy, and theologically a mess, but its final moments sure managed to put a lump in my throat.

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11 hours ago, Not A Mallard said:

Field of Dreams (1989) - It's manipulative, schmaltzy, and theologically a mess, but its final moments sure managed to put a lump in my throat.

Just read this article; I may rethink the "theologically a mess" part

https://georgiabulletin.org/commentary/2017/05/field-dreams-shines-light-faith/

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"Che" - Two part biopic about the Cuban revolution and Benicio Del Toro as Che Guevara. Pretty good, still have to watch part 2.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - aka, revenge of the Battle Front II & action figure-shopping nostalgia (I remember being convinced until the movie was released that General Grievous was a good guy because his action figure had a blue lightsaber).

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