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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    Starts off slowly, but it won me over with offbeat comedy once the action started. The mall scene is basically a family-friendly Chopping Mall.

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    ★★★★

    I know, it’s dated and problematic now and could never be made now. It’s sexist and racist and has consent issues. But this is a movie I’ve been watching since I was a kid and it’s kinda grandfathered in for me. No movie says the ‘80s more than Sixteen Candles to me. Still makes me laugh, even if it makes me cringe.

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  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★

    Finally got around to watching this. Feels highly, HIGHLY overrated to me. I can’t believe this won best picture. Must’ve been a bad year. It’s...fine. 

    Instead of New York accents and Italians, we have Boston accents and Irish. TOTALLY different from most Scorsese movies! I audibly groaned in the first couple minutes when Gimme Shelter started playing. You can’t use the same damn song in every movie no matter how good it is. 

    I also groaned at the obvious inclusion…

  • Yearly Departed

    Yearly Departed

    ★★

    Funny people, but not terribly funny results. It’s like one of those Comedy Central roasts but they’re roasting 2020, and not terribly well.