Ralph Breaks the Internet

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{4/5} “Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big strong man showed up?” Ralph Breaks the Internet, released in 2018 Vanellope has been a racer every day of her life. When her game gets unplugged she doesn’t know what she’s going to do. Her friend Ralph thinks it’s great — she can […]

Documentaries

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 11/9 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Jane Lost in La Mancha Roger & Me Walking with […]

Best movies of the 2010s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50/50 About Time The Adjustment Bureau American Hustle Arrival Barney’s Version The Big Sick The Boxtrolls Brooklyn The Call Captain Fantastic Cloud Atlas Collateral Beauty Crazy, Stupid, Love. Deadpool The Descendants Despicable Me Detachment Edge of Tomorrow Ex Machina Gone Girl Gravity Guardians of the […]

Best movies of the 2000s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50 First Dates About a Boy About Schmidt Adaptation. Amelie American Splendor Atonement The Aviator Babel Batman Begins A Beautiful Mind Big Fish The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum Bridget Jones’s Diary Casino Royale Catch Me If You Can Changeling Chicken Run […]

Best movies of the 1990s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best American Beauty The American President Apollo 13 As Good as It Gets Awakenings Babe Backdraft Being John Malkovich The Big Lebowski Bowfinger Bulworth Chaplin The City of Lost Children Clerks Con Air Dances with Wolves Dark City Dave Dead Again Delicatessen Fargo The Fisher King […]

X-Men movies

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Here’s an update to this list. There are other films in development, but the movie rights to the X-Men characters now belong to Disney so things could change. The 1st X-Men trilogy X-Men 2000 -> 3.5/5 X2: X-Men United 2003 -> 4.5/5 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 -> 2/5 The 2nd/prequel X-Men series X-Men: First […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Political Animals Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace Battlestar Galactica: Razor The Bourne Identity (1988) […]

A thoughtful video about The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a startlingly divisive movie, even without Russian bots making it more so. This video is a thoughtful exploration of that division — it talks about things like whether a movie can be “objectively” bad, whether common complaints about it could also be lobbied against other movies in the franchise, […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an update to this list. 2018 wasn’t quite as amazing a year for movies as 2017 but there were still a bunch of great ones. Year Winner Runner Ups 2018 A Quiet Place Ant-Man and the Wasp     Avengers: Infinity War     Black Panther     Deadpool 2     Incredibles 2 […]

A Simple Favor

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{5/5} “I’ve seen him with his wife. Let me tell you, they’ve got more chemistry than a science fair.” A Simple Favor, released in 2018 Stephanie’s friend Emily is missing. They’ve only been friends for a few weeks — their sons go to school together. They’ve bonded over martinis. At least, Stephanie thinks they have. […]