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Passengers (2016)
49 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Being a sci-fi geek, I had some hopes for this one. Plus, Jennifer Lawrence is always easy on the eyes, so off to the early matinee I go.

What I got was a mish-mash of about three or four story lines, none of which worked together, making the whole thing disjointed and confusing. The ending was marginally okay, but I think I'd long since stopped caring about what would happen. In retrospect, the ending brought about more questions than answers.

Ah well, early matinee wasn't too expensive, though I wish I'd waited for it to show up on HBO.

Million Dollar Arm
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The movie was not bad, but whenever Jon Hamm spoke, he sounded just like his "Mad Men" character, Don Draper pitching another ad for Sterling Cooper. Granted, there isn't a lot of difference between an Ad Executive and a Sports Agent, but it just came a little too close for my liking. Oh, well.

Delivery Man
Delivery Man (2013)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The pseudonym "Starbuck" seems appropriate. Overcharge for a product that fails to deliver.

Ender's Game
Ender's Game (2013)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

For about 100 minutes, it was not bad, if standard, sci-fi fare. The last 10-15 minutes, however, after the battle was ended, was "disappointing". Haven't read the book, so some of the nuances that people talked about in other reviews may be lost on me, but as someone who has seen science fiction movies from "Plan 9 from Outer Space" forward, this one didn't do it for me.

Rattie points:

Rats - well, there was a mouse-like object in the video game
Read the Reviews - No
Listened to the Reviews - No
Should have listened to the Reviews - Maybe