• Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

    Even with uncomfortable movies, it is comforting to be in the hands of a director that has complete control of their craft. Performances, visuals, sound work, entertainment all working in a movie that doesn’t completely work in plot, theme, and execution. Still makes for an interesting watch.

    Matt Smith is a crossover between this movie and Morbius.

  • Jerry & Marge Go Large

    Jerry & Marge Go Large

    ★★★

    Annette Bening is just a delight, great in everything, also still hot. I love her.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There’s a version of this that’s a movie lasting 135 minutes and just as good (if not better). But the highs in here are very high, and the lows really don’t get too low. There’s more that I wish was done here with grief, Qui Gonn, and Reva, but they did great stuff with Vader, Leia, and action that made this very enjoyable. They got Leia EXACTLY right (opinion based off of Leia canon book by Claudia Gray). And this…

  • The Death of Superman

    The Death of Superman

    ★★★★

    Something I've found most interesting about these animated DC movies is their portrayal of Lex Luthor. One thing that is consistent between here and live action portrayals is "bald corporate asshole hungry for power". But these animated movies go a little deeper. They make him physically imposing and a bit more fun and clever. Leaning less on the crazy and more on the controlled and focused.

    He looks like handsome Squidward.

    DC Ranked

  • Batman: Assault on Arkham

    Batman: Assault on Arkham

    ★★★

    I’d drag my balls through a field of glass just to sniff Poison Ivy’s armpit.

  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★★½

    2022 Ranked

    Movies like this make years like this for me. No it’s not the best, no it’s not going to win awards. But this is just a solid psychological thriller with some incredible scenes, performances, and a concept that works sickeningly well. Similar to Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski made my heart pound out of my chest. Shit gets dark and in flux (hehe), but damn if I wasn’t entertained as hell. This is not your father’s cheap mid-year Netflix movie. This is an awesome 2020s thriller that deserves eyes.

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    ★★★

    Funny that this movie was made considering one of the biggest themes of this franchise is corporate greed 😳

  • Justice League: Doom

    Justice League: Doom

    ★★★

    So I unexpectedly have started a Lauren Montgomery director retrospective. Her work has been entirely in the DC animated space. She made a unique work in Batman Year One that draws on a different style moreso than any other DC animated project. She made one of the best DC animated movies in Wonder Woman, which really took advantage of the adult animation space. She was a co-director on Justice League: A Crisis on Two Earths, which has two of the…

  • Hustle

    Hustle

    ★★★½

    I would like more sports movies please. And put Anthony Edwards in all of them.

    List of non-documentary sports movies in the 2020s:
    - Hustle (good!)
    - King Richard (good!)
    - Space Jam: A New Legacy (yikes)
    - The Way Back (solid)

  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    ★★★

    Martian Manhunter vaulting up into one of the most interesting characters in this universe from ONE SCENE?? Give me that movie.

    Some of these DC animated movies have some pretty lame first two acts, and then absolutely knock it out of the park with some of its final moments. I'd compare this particularly to Batman: Under the Red Hood, which has one of the best endings to any DC movie. This definitely has some of that magic.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★½

    There are some aspects of the story and characters that I liked more here than the live action version of Wonder Woman. The humor, the violence, the Amazons, and the overall god-aspect of the world. This was a pleasant surprise!

    The gf watched this with me and she was shocked at how adult these animated movies are. I bet I could convince her to watch a few more of these.

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  • Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★

    The opening sequence on Normandy is one of the most intense scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie. The violence, the hectic nature, the camera on the ground. I don’t want to know my blood pressure in that moment.