• Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    I was honestly expecting to be bombarded with cameos from Marvel movies past but thankfully that is not what I got. Instead I received an entertaining trip through a multiverse that leaves our characters in interesting places to develop. I’d also say that this is a marvel movie that the young ones should skip—at many points in the back half it does feel a bit like a horror movie.

    Also, it provides a post credit scene that will either enrage you or fill you with laughter.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

    Truly the most I’ve laughed in a theater in a long time. Much more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★★½

    While a massive step up for the franchise, I still feel like the plot is being drawn out to fill a 5 movie quota. This movie vastly improves on crimes of Grindelwald and I love the addition of Mass Mikkelson as Grindelwald as he gives a certain gravitas to the role that Johnny Depp was lacking. I’ve always felt Depp wasn’t right for the role of Grindelwald, and I am glad to see that rectified.

  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★½

    This movie is unintentionally hilarious. Unfortunately, by the end of the film the sci-fi of it all goes off the rails.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★★★

    The Sonic the hedgehog movies seem to follow a similar pattern to the games: the first one was good but the second one blew it out of the water, just like how the game Sonic the hedgehog 2 did in the early 90’s.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    Easily the MCU’s current best film. Those that bailed on the MCU post-Endgame missed out on a real gem here.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    This was fine. It was an improvement over Murder on the Orient Express. Even if my friend and I correctly figured out the mystery halfway through the film.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    This movie perfectly captures what it would be like if you took the best of what makes the Burton Batman movies great and what made the Nolan trilogy great, put that in a blender, and added a mystery/detective thriller aspect. This movie even made the Riddler, notably one of the more ridiculous of Batman’s “big bads” intimidating. Gotta give it props for that. 

    This might just be the best live action Batman yet.

  • Morbius

    Morbius

    This is almost like a throwback to an earlier era of comic book movies, y’know that era where they sucked? The villain made no sense and came out of nowhere, the CGI looked like a PS2 game, and Jared Leto proved that he can be the worst in both DC and Marvel. Honestly, that’s kind of impressive if you think about it. 

    But yeah this is bad.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

    This might be my favorite movie of 2021 so far. I loved the mysterious aspect of the plot and I was constantly on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next. I will say that the twist at the end I definitely did not see coming and it took me aback in the best way. Truly a great film that I highly recommend.

  • Dune

    Dune

    This film to me, while visually breathtaking, was probably the most boring film I’ve ever seen. It felt like long exposition and just an unnecessary prelude to another film. It felt comparable to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace where there is just a bunch of talking about space politics that nobody cares about, but Dune does not have a Darth Maul to save us from boredom. Instead we are stuck staring at our watches wondering when this movie will finally end and we can do something more exciting: like watching paint dry.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    As someone who genuinely enjoys the Marvel Cinematic Universe and superhero movies in general, I had high expectations for this film. While the trailers didn’t grab my attention, surely the film would be good. After all, it has an acclaimed director and a pretty talented cast. This could be a breath of fresh air for the MCU that honestly can be formulaic at times. Well, it wasn’t that breath of fresh air. 

    The plot was a lot to follow with…