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{"content":{"id":592,"title":"12 Angry Men (1957)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1f2.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt's fine and nice and enjoyable but I really don't get all the hype. I wouldn't call it the best Sidney Lumet movie. I wouldn't even call it the best Ed Begley Sr. movie.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-03-06T16:46:34.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-06T16:46:43.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=imdb_250\"\u003eimdb_250\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=drama\"\u003edrama\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=law\"\u003elaw\u003c/a\u003e"}

12 Angry Men (1957)


It's fine and nice and enjoyable but I really don't get all the hype. I wouldn't call it the best Sidney Lumet movie. I wouldn't even call it the best Ed Begley Sr. movie.

{"content":{"id":518,"title":"Disenchantment - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1b9.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis was a bit weak, but it shows potential, especially the last two episodes. It's not as good as season one of Futurama, but better than, say, season one of the Simpsons. I'm not going to wholeheartedly recommend this, but I'll definitely watch season two.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-02T22:16:27.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-02T22:33:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mythology\"\u003emythology\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=middle_ages\"\u003emiddle_ages\u003c/a\u003e"}

Disenchantment - Season 1


This was a bit weak, but it shows potential, especially the last two episodes. It's not as good as season one of Futurama, but better than, say, season one of the Simpsons. I'm not going to wholeheartedly recommend this, but I'll definitely watch season two.

{"content":{"id":568,"title":"A Few Good Men (1992)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nIt's a pretty good movie, in spite of the fact that it can be edited down to \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/9FnO3igOkOk\"\u003etwo minutes and thirty seconds\u003c/a\u003e without losing any of the plot or characterization.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-02T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-28T16:10:51.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-28T16:13:13.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=legal\"\u003elegal\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=thrillers\"\u003ethrillers\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=perfect_edits\"\u003eperfect_edits\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=war\"\u003ewar\u003c/a\u003e"}

A Few Good Men (1992)

It's a pretty good movie, in spite of the fact that it can be edited down to two minutes and thirty seconds without losing any of the plot or characterization.

{"content":{"id":508,"title":"The Wolf Of Wall Street (2018)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1b0.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nScorsese tries to do with Wall Street what he used to do with the Mafia. As a comedy, it's pretty funny but nothing special. As a crime film, no matter how much coke and boobs you throw in, white collar crime just isn't as exciting or cinematic as life-and-death organized crime movies. Stock brokers are also less sympathetic. It would be laughable to have a Wall Street investor praying like Charlie Cappa.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n Scorsese does his \"I'm celebrating them, but I'm also chiding them\" thing, again like with the Mafia, or like with religion in \u003ca href=\"/posts/212\"\u003eSilence\u003c/a\u003e, but it seems extremely disingenuous. Much in the same way real-life gangsters like Goodfellas, and real-life religious people like Silence, a quick google search revealed that scum-of-the-earth website Linkedin published an article called \"4 Sales Lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street\".\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-02-25T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-29T19:31:11.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-17T15:52:36.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scorsese\"\u003escorsese\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2018)



Scorsese tries to do with Wall Street what he used to do with the Mafia. As a comedy, it's pretty funny but nothing special. As a crime film, no matter how much coke and boobs you throw in, white collar crime just isn't as exciting or cinematic as life-and-death organized crime movies. Stock brokers are also less sympathetic. It would be laughable to have a Wall Street investor praying like Charlie Cappa.


Scorsese does his "I'm celebrating them, but I'm also chiding them" thing, again like with the Mafia, or like with religion in Silence, but it seems extremely disingenuous. Much in the same way real-life gangsters like Goodfellas, and real-life religious people like Silence, a quick google search revealed that scum-of-the-earth website Linkedin published an article called "4 Sales Lessons from The Wolf of Wall Street".

{"content":{"id":451,"title":"Coen Brothers #3: Miller's Crossing (1990)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/16f.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nFun enough to watch and completely, totally forgettable. I saw it a few months ago, and all I can say is that there was an Irish guy, about five minutes of Steve Buscemi, and some crime.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-02T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-27T01:32:06.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-02T17:01:42.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=coen_brothers\"\u003ecoen_brothers\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=film_noire\"\u003efilm_noire\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Coen Brothers #3: Miller's Crossing (1990)


Fun enough to watch and completely, totally forgettable. I saw it a few months ago, and all I can say is that there was an Irish guy, about five minutes of Steve Buscemi, and some crime.

{"content":{"id":417,"title":"The Incredible Hulk (2008)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/14f.jpeg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIn spite of supposedly hating filming this, Edward Norton delivers a pretty good performance. It's an enjoyable film, until the big final sequence, where it segues into a generic superhero climax that doesn't fit the story or the character. \r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nOf the 20 MCU films out right now, this is the only one that seems to have been completely, totally forgotten. It's like it's vanished from the face of the universe. Not coincidentally, this is the only Phase One movie to have gone with a typical action film director, instead of a weird, risky unusual choice.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-13T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-08T19:42:37.000Z","updated_at":"2019-05-28T15:52:44.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mcu\"\u003emcu\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Incredible Hulk (2008)


In spite of supposedly hating filming this, Edward Norton delivers a pretty good performance. It's an enjoyable film, until the big final sequence, where it segues into a generic superhero climax that doesn't fit the story or the character.


Of the 20 MCU films out right now, this is the only one that seems to have been completely, totally forgotten. It's like it's vanished from the face of the universe. Not coincidentally, this is the only Phase One movie to have gone with a typical action film director, instead of a weird, risky unusual choice.

{"content":{"id":343,"title":"The Standups - Season 1","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/112.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nBeth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-29T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-28T20:01:44.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-28T20:20:31.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Standups - Season 1


Beth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.

{"content":{"id":305,"title":"Meet the Parents (2000)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/f1.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt was a fun enough Sunday afternoon movie. It was good enough that I wouldn't even call it totally mediocre. But if you had told me, back in the futuristic year 2000, that they were going to make two sequels, I'd have never believed you.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-15T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-08T00:30:33.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-15T00:04:29.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=whatever\"\u003ewhatever\u003c/a\u003e"}

Meet the Parents (2000)


It was a fun enough Sunday afternoon movie. It was good enough that I wouldn't even call it totally mediocre. But if you had told me, back in the futuristic year 2000, that they were going to make two sequels, I'd have never believed you.

{"content":{"id":287,"title":"Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/e1.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI genuinely think that Maria Bamford is one of the funniest people around right now, along with being a remarkably talented voice actress. That being said, her act has gotten more and more avant-garde over the years, and her jokes are now so disjoined that I have a really hard time enjoying her comedy anymore. I'd probably have given this a perfect rating if I had watched this special in five minute daily intervals.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e ","publication_date":"2018-09-28T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-25T16:59:09.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-12T00:18:53.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=artsy\"\u003eartsy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)


I genuinely think that Maria Bamford is one of the funniest people around right now, along with being a remarkably talented voice actress. That being said, her act has gotten more and more avant-garde over the years, and her jokes are now so disjoined that I have a really hard time enjoying her comedy anymore. I'd probably have given this a perfect rating if I had watched this special in five minute daily intervals.

{"content":{"id":202,"title":"The Clouds - Aristophanes","body":"\u003cp\u003eSocrates farts.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-06T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-30T22:15:23.000Z","updated_at":"2018-07-30T22:15:34.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Clouds - Aristophanes

Socrates farts.

{"content":{"id":183,"title":"The Robbers - Friedrich Schiller","body":"\u003cp\u003eThis is the worst review I've ever written.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-20T01:30:48.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-26T19:28:05.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=germany\"\u003egermany\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=romanticism\"\u003eromanticism\u003c/a\u003e"}

The Robbers - Friedrich Schiller

This is the worst review I've ever written.

{"content":{"id":146,"title":"Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/66.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt's not bad, in spite of the fact that half of it is just him complaining about Twitter.\u003c/p\u003e ","publication_date":"2018-07-05T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-28T00:31:28.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-14T14:07:22.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=portal_2\"\u003eportal_2\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e"}

Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)


It's not bad, in spite of the fact that half of it is just him complaining about Twitter.

{"content":{"id":147,"title":"The 'Burbs (1989)","body":"\u003cp\u003eIt's a silly 80s comedy. The jokes are mildly funny, the plot is full of holes and loose threads, and Corey Feldman is hanging around for no obvious reason.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-04T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-28T00:36:52.000Z","updated_at":"2018-07-04T13:48:15.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=all_caps_twitter\"\u003eall_caps_twitter\u003c/a\u003e"}

The 'Burbs (1989)

It's a silly 80s comedy. The jokes are mildly funny, the plot is full of holes and loose threads, and Corey Feldman is hanging around for no obvious reason.

{"content":{"id":136,"title":"Aristotle - Categories","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/55.JPG\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\" style=\"color: black\"\u003eAristotle and the Personification of Dialectic, Andrea di Bonaiuto (1365)\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nWhat is there to say about this one? It probably seemed like an extremely good idea at the time, and it inspired people for the better for over a thousand years. But, in the modern world, it seems like more of a historical curiosity than something that's interesting in itself.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-30T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-23T03:02:23.000Z","updated_at":"2020-01-05T17:07:14.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=logic\"\u003elogic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=BARBARA\"\u003eBARBARA\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=italy\"\u003eitaly\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fourteenth_century\"\u003efourteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=middle_ages\"\u003emiddle_ages\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=green\"\u003egreen\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=painting\"\u003epainting\u003c/a\u003e"}

Aristotle - Categories

Aristotle and the Personification of Dialectic, Andrea di Bonaiuto (1365)

What is there to say about this one? It probably seemed like an extremely good idea at the time, and it inspired people for the better for over a thousand years. But, in the modern world, it seems like more of a historical curiosity than something that's interesting in itself.

{"content":{"id":133,"title":"Schitt's Creek - Season One","body":"\u003cp\u003eThis one starts out badly. The cast is perfect but the characters are unlikable. There are solid jokes, but the stories are clichéd. As the season goes on, though, the writers start sanding down the edges, and by the end it starts looking like a decent show.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-29T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-22T03:50:44.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-29T03:03:51.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rural\"\u003erural\u003c/a\u003e"}

Schitt's Creek - Season One

This one starts out badly. The cast is perfect but the characters are unlikable. There are solid jokes, but the stories are clichéd. As the season goes on, though, the writers start sanding down the edges, and by the end it starts looking like a decent show.

{"content":{"id":126,"title":"Politics - Aristotle","body":"\u003cp\u003eGood thing I read this or else I might have learned to play the flute like some kind of sick degenerate.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-06-28T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-21T18:20:30.000Z","updated_at":"2018-06-21T18:20:30.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":3},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e"}

Politics - Aristotle

Good thing I read this or else I might have learned to play the flute like some kind of sick degenerate.