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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I’m sure everyone loves these movies. I’m sure everyone expects me to jump in her and talk about how amazing this movie was. “Oh everyone loves the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. He’s just going to pine over how much he loved it.” Well guess what… You’re not wrong! However, everything I have to say will be objective per the norm (with a few exceptions her...[Read More]

Beauty and the Beast

I wasn’t really looking forward to “Beauty and the Beast” very much, but I was definitely interested. A classic from my childhood had been reimagined in live action, of course I had to see it. There were a few weird things involved, like the lack of adorability in the characters, now that they looked real. I was worried that children would not really be able to watch this movie, ...[Read More]

Logan Review

So I got a chance to attend a special screening of Logan tonight and there’s so much I want to say about this movie. Since I was one of the first to see it, I’m going to try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible. Fast forward to the next picture if you want to get straight to the goods and ignore all of this fine background work I’ve done. I have been a stern advocate o...[Read More]

Angry Birds Review

Back in 2009, a game came out for the iPhone that allowed you to shoot flying objects at structures with the sole purpose of murdering enemies and destroying property. That game was called Crush the Castle, and no one knew or cared about it at all. Later that year, however, innovative people took the mechanics of Castle and changed it to where cartoon birds murdered egg-stealing pigs and called it...[Read More]

Captain America: Civil War

It’s hard to believe it, but we are now eight years into the movie experiment that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Starting with Iron Man, the comic book world has quickly taken over the multiplex with stories of superheroes, supervillains, and a bunch of regular people trying not to get killed in the crossfire. That last part is important since it is part of the operating question driving...[Read More]

The Jungle Book: Movie

I don’t know exactly what I was expecting when I walked into the screening of The Jungle Book last night. However, I can say with full confidence that whatever my expectations were, they were well exceeded. I hadn’t done too much research, because my time hasn’t been very abundant lately, so I didn’t know what was going to be going on. I was always a fan of Rudyard Kipling&...[Read More]

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

As one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was a polarizing movie before it was even released. With the weight of a thousand fanboys on its shoulders, the pressure was on the production team to make something that could compete with Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers series without seeming like a complete ripoff. To that end, Batman vs. Superman somewhat succeed...[Read More]

Deadpool Review

In the world of superhero movies, our intrepid champions of truth and justice usually have the following qualities: stoicism in the face of adversity, camaraderie amongst their own and the people they protect, and, above all, a defiance to kill their adversaries, unless absolutely necessary. Deadpool, on the other hand, conveys none of these qualities, and that’s a good thing. Since his first appe...[Read More]

The Revenant Review

They say that suffering builds character. In “The Revenant”, one could argue that the amount of suffering our central character endures would build him a character made of solid granite. From the very first scene, in which our hero, Hugh Glass (played very seriously by Leonardo DiCaprio) has to fight off a band of Native Americans as his compadres are dying all around him, suffering is the name of...[Read More]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars. No two words in the English language call to mind such a broad, expansive universe as these, and for good reason. Ever since a man named George Lucas tried (and failed) to bring Flash Gordon to the big screen, and wound up stitching together a bunch of sci-fi junk instead, has a film franchise become such a cultural icon. Not even the likes of recent juggernauts such as Ha...[Read More]

Ant-Man

I had a very strong initial reaction to Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I think Ant-Man might be the better of Marvel’s two theatrical releases this year. A lot of people felt as though this would be a difficult property to sell, but the movie itself does an amazing job demonstrating how dangerous the power of shrinking actually is. On top of that, it’s actually very thematically differen...[Read More]

Mad Max: Fury Road

Talk about a good movie! This one is possibly the best this year. If you like action and just visually stunning effects and camera work, Mad Max: Fury Road is for you. It is a non-stop, high octane thrill ride that will keep you at the edge of your seat for its entire running time. The story isn’t the greatest ever told, but it is oozing with subtext. Max (Tom Hardy) is a haunted man of few ...[Read More]

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