Grant Hodges

Grant Hodges

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • How to Train Your Dragon

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  • Moon

    ★★★★

  • Paddleton

    ★★★★

  • Office Space

    ★★★

  • Apollo 13

    ★★★★

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  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★★★

    Okay so I actually really liked this? It’s certainly not better than the original but it’s crazy well directed and choreographed. Plus, the cast is amazing. And from a nerdy-writer perspective I really liked seeing the changes Tina Fey made to her own script 20 years later. Like obviously a lot of the iconic lines from the original fall flat but there’s a ton of improvements made too. Nearly every character is more fleshed out. There are some great new…

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★

    Look, I love the themes at play here (America Ferrera’s whole “fuck the patriarchy” speech is probably the highlight of the movie), but you can’t just have a bunch of actors saying what the theme is over and over again and pretend it’s a movie. It needs characters… or, ya know, a story.

    I wish I liked it more. The actors are giving it their all, the production design is great, and you can see tiny bits of Greta Gerwig’s…

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  • Jesus Camp

    Jesus Camp

    ★★★★

    I grew up in the South. I went to church every Sunday. I attended a Christian school for the first eighteen years of my life. And, I gotta say, having moved far away from all of that in the years since - this movie is fucking hilarious to me. Of course, it's terrible. Of course, it's brainwashing. Of course, these people are absolute hypocrites doing the very same things they claim their "enemies" in the Middle-East are doing. But having…

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes I feel like a crazy person when watching this film. While there's any number of movies out there on which my opinion differs considerably from that of general audiences, there's no other movie that I love this much while also being this reviled by critics and audiences upon release. Seriously, this is one of my very favorite movies and it's got a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    But for those who don't know (which is probably a lot of people…