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|65 T6||Wonder (2017) - Dec 18, 2017
"This was pretty much what I expected - a heartwarming family movie. It’s definitely close to saccharine, but still sincere enough to be very watchable. I think it’s a good movie for families to watch, really. Some of the dialogue wasn’t the best, but the performances were pretty good. I do think Jacob Tremblay struggled to come through the make-up sometimes though. Yeah, it was nice. That’s all."
|70 T7||Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - Dec 18, 2017
"I didn’t love this. One of the best things about The Force Awakens was that it truly looked, sounded, and felt like a Star Wars movie. And this one didn’t. It just didn’t sweep me up with that magic. Johnson's cold, detached style didn’t work for me. There’s some great character stuff with certain characters, and then some stuff that feels unnecessary and slightly irritating. There was some good action. A lot of the humour fell flat. Overall, I just really think it could’ve been bett"
|55 T4||Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017) - Dec 12, 2017
"I hoped this would be just like getting another Studio Ghibli film, and although it looks like a Ghibli film a lot of the time, it didn’t really feel like one. It was just kind of a mix between Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, and Harry Potter. The animation was good, and the voice-work was adequate. But the story did feel a little derivative, and not all that engaging in parts. It was a perfectly competent film, and I’m sure kids would enjoy it, but it’s just nothing that special"
|70 T7||The Big Sick (2017) - Dec 11, 2017
"This was really nice. I like Kumail Nanjiani a lot, and it’s cool to see something clearly so personal on screen like this. He was really good, as were Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. It was funny, smart, and emotional without being saccharine. I don’t know what else to say about it, except that I enjoyed it, and it felt nice and relatable."
|60 T5||The Disaster Artist (2017) - Dec 10, 2017
"Well, first of all, if you haven’t seen The Room, I don’t know if this film will have much for you. Franco’s Wiseau is pretty good, and I enjoyed the rest of the cast. And they did a good job at re-creating scenes from The Room, and they clearly had fun doing it. It had some funny parts, but a lot of them were like, “Hey, remember this part from The Room?” It was an okay movie overall, just not all I hoped it would be based on how much I enjoyed the book. "
|40 T2||Baywatch (2017) - Dec 07, 2017
"I guess it was an accurate adaptation in the way that it was shallow and bad. It’s good that they tried to capture that, I guess, but there was pretty much nothing for me here. I didn’t care for any of the performances, except for Jon Bass, who I’m glad is getting bigger roles. All of the somewhat funny moments were in the trailers, so I didn’t laugh once. It tried to be like 21 Jump Street (2012), but just didn’t work. It’s still just sleazy trash."
|55 T4||My Bloody Valentine (1981) - Dec 05, 2017
"Ahh yes, this reminds me of why I have a love for slashers. I had a great time with this one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a great movie. It’s got bad actors, bad dialogue, bad direction, bad editing, all of that. But as a slasher, I thought it was pretty fun. I liked the setting, and there were some cool and memorable death scenes. Recommended if you like this sort of thing."
|50 T3||The Fate of the Furious (2017) - Dec 04, 2017
"They should’ve ended it with Furious Seven, especially because the absence of Paul Walker in this one is very much felt. I’ve never really cared about the characters, but I care even less now. And honestly, even the action scenes failed to keep my attention. It’s a real shame. Even adding Charlize Theron couldn’t save it. It’s not a bad film, as such, but I didn’t enjoy it. I’m willing to look over the dumb parts if you make it entertaining, but they failed to do so."
|65 T6||Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) - Dec 03, 2017
"This is a decent, if derivative sequel & I had fun with it. The action scenes were truly awesome and entertaining, even if I don’t always like the editing and digital trickery. Firth returning is incredibly contrived, and I didn’t even think we needed him. Moore makes a brilliant villain. Elton John really cannot act, but I did find him quite fun. The representations and take-downs of certain aspects of American culture were great, too."
|60 T5||Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) - Dec 03, 2017
"The story was new and very interesting to me, but the actual execution of it left something to be desired. It simply wasn’t that well-directed, and there were some serious structural and pacing issues. Which is a shame, because it did have some nice, heartwarming moments. The little boy playing was very cute, but Robbie was horribly miscast as his mother. The real MVP was Macdonald, who brought such warmth and life to the movie. Overall, it was a decent movie, but it could’ve been better."