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Movie Journal

Bullet Train (2022)
★★ ½

Dec 21, 2022
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Did not expect the gore nor characters actually dying. Kind of fun. Definitely silly.

White Christmas (1954)
★★★

Dec 23, 2022
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Watched on Friday December 23, 2022.

5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas (2021)
★★ ½

Dec 23, 2022
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Watched on Friday December 23, 2022.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
★★★★★

Dec 23, 2022
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Watched on Friday December 23, 2022.

Spirited (2022)
★★★ ½

Dec 18, 2022
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Tons of fun. Broadway meets hallmark movie meets actual humor. AND the ending actually kind of surprised me, even though maybe it shouldn’t have.

The Fabelmans (2022)
★★★★ ½

Dec 07, 2022
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Loved the pacing and photography. At no point was I bored, and the acting and story kept me engaged. This was largely from progressive character development and consistent yet subtle shifts between grandiose, stage-like setting and grounded, emotional, character-driven drama. 
The only negative I have is that some of the emotional investment was dulled by the huge undertaking of leading us through such a long story in a reasonable screen time.

The Menu (2022)
★★★ ½

Nov 29, 2022
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Really liked how there’s just… no twist. You get an absurd, beat-you-over-the-head message about the ruin of (fine) art. Exactly what you paid for.

The Summit of the Gods (2021)
★★★★

Nov 26, 2022
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Watched on Saturday November 26, 2022.

Rush Hour (1998)
★★★

Nov 25, 2022
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Fun as always, but “ha ha racism” aged like milk

Don't Look Up (2021)
★★★★

Nov 21, 2022
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Finally! A wholesome movie without that woke bullshit