• Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    Had a chance to watch Jungle Cruise! My quick thoughts...

    POSITIVES
    • Creative action
    • Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Emily Blunt's charming performances
    • Enjoyable humor

    NEGATIVES
    • Predictable plot
    • Lackluster finale
    • Forced romantic relationship

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    Had a chance to watch Black Widow! My quick thoughts...

    POSITIVES
    • Fun action
    • Scarlett Johansson's performance
    • Interesting setups for future MCU stories

    NEGATIVES
    • Weak overall plot
    • One note villain
    • Lack of stakes for Nat

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★★

    Had a chance to watch Loki Episodes 1 & 2! While it's got some great comedic moments, it delves into some serious concepts never really explored in the MCU before. Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson give terrific performances. Can't wait to see more!

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    While many plot points and motivations are weak, Cruella is better than I expected. Emma Stone keeps the movie interesting with her performance. The soundtrack is also enjoyable, adding to the setting of 1970s London.

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    ★★½

    For fans of the franchise, this is a lukewarm step back into what is familiar. There is an attempt at bringing in more of a politically charged story line, but at the cost of any of the trademark twists and turns these movies are usually full of.

    Chris Rock's angry eyes are the scariest thing about this movie.

    (Oliver Swift)

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★½

    'Doctor Strange' remains one of Marvel's strongest origin stories.

    Benedict Cumberbatch is perfectly cast and his performance as Stephen before he gets his powers is very underrated. It's not a film without issues - the mind bending timey wimey ending is undercut by its convenience - but there's a lot to love here. In fact, the villain storyline is less interesting here than the actual training origin.

    'Doctor Strange' presents a world within the MCU that is eager for more exploring and gives Cumberbatch a great leading man vehicle.

    (Oliver Swift)

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    ★★½

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is definitely worse than the original, but like its predecessor, it has some cool concepts and some cheesy fun moments that make it enjoyable enough upon revisiting. And again, Chris Evans' Human Torch is the best thing about this series.

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★½

    I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.

    A grudgingly boring 'film' that merely serves an attempt to kickstart a franchise, instead of telling a well-rounded, self-contained story.

    It expects us to care about these characters without giving much reason. The opening sequence is an unfulfilled promise of what could've been.

    (Oliver Swift)

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    ★★★

    While Fantastic Four isn't that good (particularly poor plot and villain motivations), there are definitely some cheesy fun moments that make it enjoyable enough upon revisiting. Also, Chris Evans' Human Torch is easily the highlight of the movie.

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    ★★★★

    Episode Four (spoilers):

    John Walker is the best character in this show. He is, so far, the only character to have really experienced a journey and it's certainly not been the one that was sold to him.

    People are quick to jump on the hate train purely because he could never be Steve. But nobody could be Steve. Not even Sam, which is why he didn't take up the mantle. John's ideals align with Steve and he wants to continue…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson give absolutely incredible performances in this heart-wrenching, emotionally-infused film.

    (Reilly Johnson)

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★

    Godzilla vs. Kong is an action-packed spectacle that lives up to its promise in every way, leaving the audience thoroughly entertained. The plot sets up the battle of the Titans perfectly, and it was totally worth the hype.

    Read the full review here!

    (Vansh Mehra)