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Avatar (2009)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

You can argue that it has bad dialogue. You can argue that the story is weak. You can argue that there's no character development. But, you cannot argue the impact of the visceral, generation-defining special effects, the relevant environmental message, and the raw, spell-binding energy of the movie.

During the first scene on Pandora, I began keeping a mental tally of the god-awful lines... then I didn't care. I got sucked up into the situation, and the dialogue just came with territory. The names they had for things (Hometree, Unobtainium, etc.) were a little facepalm, but nothing tops The Matrix of Leadership for 2009, so we're safe there. There's a lot to like here, and if you can't get into it, then you can't be entertained; 160 minutes FLYS by.

I just hope that this inspires more sci-fi epic film production; the world James Cameron creates is so original and involved, and it's a shame more films aren't this inspired. It's a little sobering too; there's a line near the end where they say something like 'our earth isn't green anymore because we didn't take care of it' or something that really hits home. Best film of the year (at this point), and one of the best of the decade. I haven't been entertained like that since... ever.

Casino Jack
Casino Jack (2010)
4 years ago via Flixster

An incredibly 'meh' movie... Spacey is awesome. Barry Pepper is even more awesome. And Jon Lovitz! He's great too! But it just never gets interested and can't care for the characters a bit (spoiler alert: they're criminals). The classic movie references were fun, but a bit forced. Spend your time watching Alex Gibney's Casino Jack and the United States of Money instead. Anyhow, it's a great movie to watch on the bus on a 4-inch screen, though. I'll recommend it if you promise to watch it on a bus.

Radio Bikini
Radio Bikini (1987)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Not many documentaries I've seen have a twist like this...