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Dear Flixster Community,

After seven fabulous years with you all, we are sorry to let you know that we're going to be retiring the Flixster Community site on September 30, 2014. Please note that you can still access your ratings, reviews, and quizzes on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes using your same login. We have had so much fun building this community with you.

Thanks for all the memories,
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Jared H (toejambaseball24)

Rowland Heights, CA

Jared's Recent Reviews


Boyhood Boyhood R
A one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that more accurately encapsulates real American life than perhaps any other film I've ever seen. It's not so much about having a "storyline" like we are accustomed to seeing in movies, it's more about the gift of life, and keeping a true perspective on it all. With this film, Linklater has proven, perhaps against the winds of everything I learned in film school, that there does not need to be a major battle won, or a villain defeated, for us to embrace a character and grow to love them. The only real antagonist here is life's most subtle one... the passage of time itself. All we are seeing as the audience is a normal family go through normal stresses and experiences, but Linklater has made us a part of the experience, so that by the end of the film, we love these people, simply because we've witnessed their growth as human beings. I guess, in a strange way, Linklater leads us to realize what makes us love -- it's being allowed to see one's humanity.

Maybe I'm digging too deep, but the fact that this film is even making me ask these questions should tell you how special I think it is.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes PG-13
Pretty intense, and sports some of the most amazing character CGI I've ever seen. It could have used a laugh or two. After all, it is about talking apes.

Jared's Favorite Movies


Stand by Me Stand by Me R
Definitely my favorite movie of all time. Watching it has a significant place in my childhood memory. It's more than a coming-of-age tale; it's a timeless, simple, and emotional masterpiece, and the most accurate portrayal of friendship I've ever seen in any piece of art.
Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan R
Best war movie ever made...easily.

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