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The Beaver
The Beaver (2011)
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I understand that sometimes the tone of a picture has to be melancholy in order for its story to be successfully portrayed, but I don't think that is the case with Jodie-Foster directed The Beaver, which wastes its talented cast on a meh script and a straightforward, depressing approach which could've ultimately become more fruitful if instead Kyle Killen's so-so, run-of-the-mill script injected just a bit more humour into an already average feature. Okay, so Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence give prodigious performances, but all their (depressing) charm can't save this sinking ship. However, The Beaver has its moments, however rarely.

Fast Girls
Fast Girls (2012)
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Devoid of anything remotely unique, yet still winning in its portrayal of rivalry and athletic triumph, Fast Girls is a rather predictable yet charming picture.

Guardians of the Galaxy
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Guardians of the Galaxy is filled to the brim with eye candy visuals and overlapping character arcs (as expected from a Marvel offering). But it doesn't matter all that much, for each one of the characters is engaging and scene-stealing in their own, special way. Also, it's breathtakingly funny, and surprisingly, sharply, emotionally resonant. A sizzling soundtrack and boundless, raucous piles of energy add to the fun. The title of "King of the Blockbusters 2014" is a well-deserved accolade.

Lilo & Stitch
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The real Disney classics (Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, to name a few) are head and shoulders above this Hawaii-set sci-fi comedy. However, Lilo and Stitch has enough edgy, fervent charm and humour to succeed. The beautiful, traditional hand-drawn animation is refreshing to see and the Elvis Presley inspired soundtrack is of course outstanding. It may be one of the more wacky entries from the Disney canon but that doesn't change the fact that it is funny, sassy and original.

Parenthood (1989)
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A dysfunctional clan as a plot device is nothing new. In fact, it's old. But no dysfunctional family has ever been so thoughtful, so funny and so powerful, as in director Ron Howard's 124-minute masterpiece, Parenthood. The script is laugh-out-loud funny and realistic, and the ensemble cast is one of the best ensemble casts in years. A great, affecting, slightly disturbing film. But then again, so is parenthood.