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#2,229: The Good Dinosaur

Unfriended - ★★★☆☆
This is very silly. The moc-doc / screencast thing works pretty well until kids start carrying their laptops around the house though. I know one of the thirty-something teens, so that's fun too.

Two Night Stand - ★★★☆☆
I guess I'm watching some Miles Teller movies for Christmas. This one seems like a pretty good indie script for a couple of young actors.

Fant4stic - ★½☆☆☆
I felt embarrassed for the actors, who we know to be perfectly good at their jobs under normal circumstances. Especially in the first half of the movie, which is supposedly the good part. The Human Torch effects looked okay though.

Oh! I did like how every line from the trailer turned out to have been taken out of context, and most of the shots in the trailer were cut from the movie. I mean, I don't -like- it, but I think it's interesting how hard the marketing department was working here for no discernible reason.

The Good Dinosaur - ★★★☆☆
Why are dinosaurs raising chickens? Are only some animals sentient? Why not the chickens, who are presumably descended from the dinosaurs? How do dinosaurs start a fire? Or get corn back out of the silo? Or measure temperature? Are Arlo's injuries near the beginning supposed to be slapstick? Why does he get to make his mark for not helping? Are we really supposed to believe that family isn't going to eat Spot once the winter comes? This is the weirdest movie I watched in 2015.

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