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  • Fast & Furious

    Fast & Furious

    ★★★½

    I get all the complaints about this being too self-serious and kinda boring...but, I don’t share them. I honestly think the more tempered tone kinda clashes against the nitro soap opera histrionics in interesting ways. Plus, it makes the goofy stuff more palatable without undermining it. That and hey! Paul Walker gets to actually play a character here and he ain’t too shabby at it. Not too shabby indeed.


    Also, lol at the climax being an unintentional throwback to Used Cars.

  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    ★★½

    Just nasty and relentless enough to fly by, but not quite as reckless or hard-hitting as it’s immediate predecessor. In a better world, Adam McKay would still be making stuff like this and The Other Guys and not trying to be Oliver Stone 2.0.

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  • The Doors

    The Doors

    ★★★★

    Val Kilmer here >>>>>>>>>> Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Is this way too long? Yes. Is the shallow focus overused? Also yes. Do the big emotional beats land? Not really. Are the needle drops insanely obvious? You better believe they are!

    Does ARMY OF THE DEAD still rock in spite and because of all that? Fuck yeah, it does! What Snyder has done here is simply creating a monument to greed in the modern context via a straightforward riff on ALIENS, TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, and (fittingly enough)…