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Time spent watching films, even crappy ones, is time well-spent.

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    These aren't comments on ALL of the movies through which I've cried, yawned, laughed, and rolled my eyes, but just about everything I've seen since early 2002 is here plus a few from earlier. Post dates reflect my screening & parenthetical dates are the year of US release (aka Oscar eligibility).
    Yeah, a movie review blog isn't very original. But originality is overrated. Just ask Michael Bay.


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Humanity is down to the smallest fraction and the apes are living peacefully with Ceasar in charge. But then a small team of humans stumble into ape paradise on their way to the nearby power-giving dam and things do not go well.

One of those “if they would just talk first instead of REACT, things would probably be fine” movies. But, of course, the same applies in the real world and reaction wins out far too often. Entertaining enough to insure we'll watch the third in the series, but a step below the first film.