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Carrie (2013) (1st time) :3stars:
hmm why is this being remade? I guess is should see the original to find out(?)

So just curious ... having now watched both Carries, did you come with an answer as to why it was remade? If memory serves, there also an earlier remake (made for TV I think), so 2013 would be Carrie # 3

Haven't seen 2013 version yet myself, but will add to my list

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alan smithee wrote:
Carrie (2013) (1st time) :3stars:
hmm why is this being remade? I guess is should see the original to find out(?)

So just curious ... having now watched both Carries, did you come with an answer as to why it was remade? If memory serves, there also an earlier remake (made for TV I think), so 2013 would be Carrie # 3

Haven't seen 2013 version yet myself, but will add to my list

I too have not seen the TV movie penned by Bryan Fuller w/Patricia Clarkson as the mom. still not much of an idea as to why it was remade, but I will say that the original felt pretty dated. (it's been like four years, so my memory is hazy, unfortunately.)

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Blue Jasmine (1st time) :4stars:
it didn't seem likely, but it didn't seem reasonable—when this came out, there was a little buzz about a nomination for Andrew "Dice" Clay for his subdued and excellent performance. it's nice to see Blanchett continue to win Oscars for (essentially) playing four-time Academy Award winners.

Gravity (IMAX 3D) (1st time) :3.5stars:
it was pretty. and I didn't get bored, even with such a small cast.

and four from an LHR-SFO flight:
The Way, Way Back (1st time) :3.5stars:
it's interesting to see Carell as just a jerk.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (1st time) :3.5stars:
speaking of Steve Carell... does he now have a Bacon number of two or one? (also: impressively long title for an isogram.)

The Descendants (1st time) :3.5stars:
speaking of an unfaithful wife... and, going back two, Faxon and Rash.

Galaxy Quest (nth time) :5stars:
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Galaxy Quest (nth time) :5stars:
Premise Achiver™

Would this premise be considered the same as Three Amigos and Tropic Thunder?

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Galaxy Quest (nth time) :5stars:
Premise Achiver™

Would this premise be considered the same as Three Amigos and Tropic Thunder?

I consider the premise (for the purpose of PA™ consideration) of GQ to be more specific. I never thought of those three movies as similar/related—interesting observation

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all together in a cabin (in the woods? in the sky?):
Weird Science (nth time) :4.5stars:
'80s classic

Hunger Games (1st time) :3stars:
fine teen lit to film with some big names doing (appropriately) over-the-top acting

Super Troopers (nth time) :4.5stars:
meow do I review this?

Boondock Saints (1st time) :2.5stars:
what is all the fuss about? need I have seen this when it come out to fanboy all over it?

Parole Officer (1st time) :?stars:
I don't remember this at all. (which is in itself a review.)

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Insidious :4stars: - I did love this when first seen, and think it holds up.
Insidious Chapter 2 :2.5stars: - First time I've seen this, and found it to be a fairly good sequel.
Insidious Chapter 3 :0.5star: - Please God, let it be over.

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Her (1st time) :4stars:
Spike Jonze definitely has a style that, when you're watching one of his films, you know that you're watching one of his films (see also: Russell, David O.; Anderson, Wes; etc.)... this seemed like a potentially flimsy premise but I thought it was fleshed out well.

American Hustle (1st time) :3.5stars:
David O. Russell definitely has a style that, when you're watching one of his films, you know that you're watching one of his films (see also: Jonze, Spike; Anderson, Wes; etc.)... OK fine less so with Russell than Jonze or Anderson. coming off the high of Silver Linings Playbook, this felt like a bit of a letdown. (the Oscars ended up agreeing!) lots of great actors/actresses here, though.

August: Osage County (1st time) :3.5stars:
Meryl Streep rules.

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Her (1st time) :4stars:
Spike Jonze definitely has a style that, when you're watching one of his films, you know that you're watching one of his films (see also: Russell, David O.; Anderson, Wes; etc.)... this seemed like a potentially flimsy premise but I thought it was fleshed out well.

American Hustle (1st time) :3.5stars:
David O. Russell definitely has a style that, when you're watching one of his films, you know that you're watching one of his films (see also: Jonze, Spike; Anderson, Wes; etc.)... OK fine less so with Russell than Jonze or Anderson. coming off the high of Silver Linings Playbook, this felt like a bit of a letdown. (the Oscars ended up agreeing!) lots of great actors/actresses here, though.

August: Osage County (1st time) :3.5stars:
Meryl Streep rules.

1- nice use of "fleshed out" regarding Her
2- I'm really disappointed that the 3rd movie was not Fantastic Mr Fox or Moonrise Kingdom

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alan smithee wrote:
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Her (1st time) :4stars:
Spike Jonze definitely has a style that, when you're watching one of his films, you know that you're watching one of his films (see also: Russell, David O.; Anderson, Wes; etc.)... this seemed like a potentially flimsy premise but I thought it was fleshed out well.

American Hustle (1st time) :3.5stars:
David O. Russell definitely has a style that, when you're watching one of his films, you know that you're watching one of his films (see also: Jonze, Spike; Anderson, Wes; etc.)... OK fine less so with Russell than Jonze or Anderson. coming off the high of Silver Linings Playbook, this felt like a bit of a letdown. (the Oscars ended up agreeing!) lots of great actors/actresses here, though.

August: Osage County (1st time) :3.5stars:
Meryl Streep rules.

1- nice use of "fleshed out" regarding Her
2- I'm really disappointed that the 3rd movie was not Fantastic Mr Fox or Moonrise Kingdom

1- thanks
2- I blame the Academy (it was Oscar season)

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Top Secret (3rd time) :3.5stars:
this first time I saw this was after seeing Airplane! (the greatest movie of all time) many, many times. a definite letdown—but how could it not be? later, fairer viewings have taught me to better appreciate Top Secret.

Dallas Buyers Club :3.5stars:
a bit Oscar-baity, but McConaughey & Leto are good

Philomena :3stars:
looking back I don't remember much about this...

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