|71 53%||Maleficent (2014) - Jan 22, 2020
"I think it's a decent movie. It's not my favorite of the live action remakes, and it's not my least favorite, but I do think it's enjoyable. In particular, I think they made some good changes to the story that were somewhat unexpected (although not entirely unfamiliar to Disney). I do think the visuals are particularly stronger than the story has really earned though."
|64 29%||First Blood (1982) - Jan 14, 2020
"First time watching this. I had made some assumptions about what I thought Rambo was, and this wasn't it. That's not a bad thing though, exactly. I think the movie does a great job portraying PTSD and treatment of vets, and there's some great suspense and action. However some of the set up in the first act just doesn't make any sense, and the story is fairly thin overall. Still an enjoyable movie though, and I liked the character. I'll watch more for sure."
|75 63%||Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) - Jan 11, 2020
"Totally underrated Jim Carrey movie. It seems like it may be mostly unknown. Somehow this wasn't even released on Blu-ray, which I find shocking. Jim Carrey and Judd Apatow. It's an interesting combination for sure, but it works really well, and despite being 15 years old, the movie still holds up really well. If you're a fan of Jim Carrey and haven't seen this, definitely check it out. "
|42 5%||Hobbs and Shaw (2019) - Jan 09, 2020
"Let me just get this out of the way: I've never seen a Fast & Furious movie. So perhaps this movie wasn't for me. I assumed as a spinoff, it would be fine to see without the others, and I think that's still true, but the movie just doesn't appeal much to me at all. The story is pretty dumb, and the endless bickering got tired quick. I think once they started getting along better, things got more enjoyable though, and Vanessa Kirby was great in every scene she was in."
|73 58%||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Jan 08, 2020
"I enjoyed the movie. There are a few things that I particularly loved. Anything with DiCaprio on set, and all of Brad Pitt's story (who really felt like the main character to me), in particular the Manson ranch and grand finale scenes. Unfortunately, anything with Margot Robbie just felt... completely unnecessary. I suppose there's misdirection there, but it drags the movie too much imo. Some stuff outside of the set with Leo also didn't land as well. Pacing needs work. I'd cut it down further."
|70 49%||The Godfather (1972) - Jan 06, 2020
"While there are very obviously elements of this movie that are very well made, I don't really see why this is viewed as a masterpiece. Perhaps with the sequel I'll get a better context for that, but I didn't think there was anything particularly impressive about the story itself. "
|92 90%||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - Jan 04, 2020
"I absolutely love this movie. I love the tension the beginning of this movie sets up, and I think Jennifer Lawrence does a fantastic job portraying the PTSD she has after the last movie. While I've seen it now a few times, I can't help but remember the feeling I had when I was totally blindsided by the ending. Lots of great build up throughout the movie as well. It's a shame the Mockingjay movies don't really live up to what was set up here. "
|86 83%||John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) - Jan 02, 2020
"My score went up on second viewing. I still think it's the weakest story wise, and I do wish they wouldn't have used the green flashing lights in the hotel scene, but other than that, the action is incredible, and they do a good job expanding the universe as well. I'm excited to see more!"
|67 39%||Men in Black: International (2019) - Jan 01, 2020
"Not a lot worth saying about this one, unfortunately. It seems like the studio had a checklist of what to do to make an entertaining movie, and it technically ticks those boxes, but it doesn't really feel like it has a soul. That said, Hemsworth and Thompson are fun leads once again. Worth a rental, but not much beyond that."
|76 66%||Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) - Jan 01, 2020
"It obviously won't feel as fresh as the last movie since it's reliving a lot of what that movie did, but it's still a ton of fun. A few new twists thrown in to tweak the formula, but not much to say other than that. If you liked the last one, you'll like this one."