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Forever preserved in digital amber, Jurassic Park will always be there to remind us just how good summer blockbusters can be.
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Cgi still old's up today. Top 10 for me.
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"The first rule of reviewing Fight Club is that YOU DO NOT REVIEW FIGHT CLUB". #moviereview #fightclub  
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Not so much a review of the movie, as you say, but a reflection on its impact on your life choices.  I can dig that.  You're giving it a try.  Good on ya, mate.

I was missing the part where you describe the impact of the final revelation on your view of human nature.  You didn't seem to address the central plot point and, instead, dealt with its condemnation of materialist impulses.

I'd ask you if Marla Singer ever thought Tyler Durden existed but I'm not sure if that part was important to you.  I'm not knocking your take on the film's value system, just wondering what you thought was the most significant plot point.
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Original Trilogy Star Wars + Risk = two great tastes that taste great together!  #starwars #risk #boardgames #review #sessionreport  
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Here's my grossly overdue, spoiler(ish) review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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**Spoilers**

It's really good 🎊👍😃🎉
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For me, playing #Catan is the #Boardgaming equivalent of putting on a comfy pair of slippers. #review  
Picture it: Halifax, Winter, 1997. Your humble narrator is an unrepentant, hardcore, twenty-seven-year-old collectible card game addict, buying Magic: The Gathering and Star Wars Customizable Card Game boosters and singles li...
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After playing the cardboard version a few times, I bought the (android) game a few days ago, and have been playing it slightly obsessively ever since.  Good game.
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"Grab some popcorn, put your brain on idle and prepare to have your teeth rattled." #PacificRim #moviereview
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Can't get to Gen Con or Origins? Then make up your own gaming convention! Featuring #ColtExpress , #Jamaica , #SheriffofNottingham and #CastlesofMadKingLudwig . #boardgames    
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Noice!
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Gladiator is the equivalent of Ridley Scott desperately yelling "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?" in your face for three hours.
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An epic movie. 
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Mad Max: Fury Road is the most viciously original sci-fi action flick since, well... The Road Warrior.   #madmaxfuryroad #moviereview  
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Here's what I said about the CGI in the film: "Either the CGI has been kept to a bare minimum or it's so good that it dove-tails perfectly with all of the practical stuff. Either way, it's a win-win all around. As far as I can tell, the vehicle combats were lensed using the same techniques used for all the previous Mad Max movies. That is to say Miller put a real caravan of cobbled-together vehicles out on a salt bed somewhere and then instructed his actors to try and creatively murder one another."   As for the story it was no weaker than "Max finds a refinery, turns in a wounded scout for a reward, nearly gets killed on his own, comes back, drives the tanker, twist ending".  As for his lack of dialogue, Max has always been a classic laconic anti-hero without much to say. He's certainly no chatty Cathy in The Road Warrior. But, hey, to your point, different strokes and all that. 
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The last time I asked my social media "friends" for movie suggestions I somehow ended up watching Big Top Pee-wee. Who says you don't get what you ask for? Here's my autopsy...er, review. #moviereview
Every once in awhile I'll indulge in an insane game I call "Movie Review-lette", inviting social media friends to send me movie titles that they want me to review. Naturally a "be as kind or as cruel as you want" disclaimer a...
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To hell with snobbery; everyone should have #Carcassonne in their collection! #boardgaming  
Sadly I live too far away from my parents to visit them around Easter but Cheryl's mom is reasonably close by. As a result I've introduced her to a lot of different board games over the years and she's grown into quite the pa...
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Bought mine this week and will try for the first time with my wife today. 
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the #1 reason why I'm so hard on these recent J.J. Abrams reboots. #startrek #moviereview  
There's a very good reason as to why I'm so hard on the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot flicks: I saw The Wrath of Khan in theaters as a kid and it set an impossibly high standard for everything to follow. Possessed of a solid s...
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Thanks a lot, +Valentin Vasquez!  
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I'm a writer, maker of stupid videos, gamer and all around busy-body.   
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