Looper (2012)

Mostly good. Dumb ending.



The (new) Tick - Season 2

Wow! I don't normally binge watch, but the end of every episode was just so hilarious and/or suspenseful. There's not much I can say without spoiling anything, but in point form:




Airplane! (1980)

I was obsessed with Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker films as a kid. Watching them again, years later, there are a few very, very good jokes, hidden among thousands of rapid-fire dumb gags. It's the "throw mud at a wall" approach to comedy.



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.



Super Mario RPG (1996)

I've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).

I spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.



Young Siskel And Ebert


Childrens Hospital - Season 6

Every second of this was beautiful.



Why The Romantics Matter

The second chapter, called 'Romantic Psychology', is a rambling essay about modernism that doesn't even slightly imply what it has to do with the romantics. And as far as essays about modernism goes, it's terrible. It's completely unfocused, pointless, uninteresting, and apparently wasn't even glanced at by an editor. I stopped reading after that.



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.