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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.


The Purge: Election Year (2016)

I haven’t seen the first two Purge movies and it didn’t seem to matter at all.

Senator is running for President on an “Abolish the Purge” platform as she lost her entire family to Purge night -- when everything’s legal including murder -- 18 years earlier. So, of course, the powers that be want her gone. This was a lot less horrifying than I expected and a bit more silly too. Though there was decent tension in a few scenes, mostly I just thought "meh."