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  • Paper Moon
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Coraline

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  • World War Z

    ★★★

  • Kick-Ass 2

    ½

  • The Spectacular Now

    ★★★

  • The World's End

    ★★½

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  • World War Z

    World War Z

    ★★★

    I enjoyed this not as a zombie movie (which it barely was), but as an apocalyptic disease movie. I like those, just not as much as zombie movies.

  • The Spectacular Now

    The Spectacular Now

    ★★★

    A well-crafted film featuring a main character I cared less and less about as the film went on. It's funny: most guys I know really enjoyed watching this and most girls did not. It probably has something to do with whether or not you have ever dated a charming, self-absorbed guy who you thought you could rescue and who ultimately wasted ___ years of your life. If so, you can't help but see the whole story in a different light.

    Excellent acting all around though, and I appreciated the sort of meandering way the story unfolded.

    But still.

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  • Walking and Talking

    Walking and Talking

    ★★★★

    Deep in the trenches of Netflix Instant, I found Walking and Talking, a movie I last saw in the late '90s, liked a lot and couldn't remember a single moment of. But the synopsis intrigued me, since it sounds so much like Frances Ha, one of my favorite movies of the last several months.

    Happily, Walking and Talking totally holds up. It's smart, funny and full of moments that feel painfully real. Kevin Corrigan as "the ugly guy" who works…

  • 48 Hrs.

    48 Hrs.

    ★★½

    Not as good as I wanted it to be. The plot gets saggy in parts, but not in a slow-burn, awesome way -- the characters (and viewer) just flounder around until the next thing comes along.

    Nick Nolte's gruffness started to wear on me after awhile and not even the energy of young Eddie Murphy could pick things up. And almost every female character was either a helpless prostitute being nabbed as a hostage or a crazy girlfriend who was…