jackkyser has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Ron's Gone Wrong

    Ron's Gone Wrong

    ★★★

    20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong is a pleasant, diverting family film that’s almost entirely about smartphone culture. If this movie had been released twenty years ago, it’d absolutely mystify everyone on planet Earth – and even now, I wonder how someone who has never owned a smartphone would react to it. I don’t mean to indicate that Ron’s Gone Wrong endorses living one’s life in front of a screen – in fact, it’s a pretty direct…

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★

    If the high bar of movies based on Disney amusement park rides was set by Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), then Jungle Cruise comes in somewhere slightly below that bar. It’s colorful, fun and a welcome diversion – which is to say, it offers the same moderate delights as the actual Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland. The more I watched the film, the less I could remember if I’d actually ridden the ride. Many…

  • Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)

    Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)

    ★★★

    Watched for a welcome Robert De Niro appearance. A very fun and breezy 25 minutes with some old friends.

  • Honest Thief

    Honest Thief

    ★★★

    Honest Thief is a lot of fun, though I spent much of the film imagining a superior version of this same story with Clint Eastwood as lead actor and director. Viewed at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

  • Irresistible

    Irresistible

    ★★★

    Stewart’s film is a little thin, but Chris Cooper is characteristically excellent, and the ending turns the whole thing on its head in a rather charming way.