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  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory 2016

    ★★½ Watched 19 Jun, 2016

    Somehow even less essential than Monsters U.

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★½ Watched 30 May, 2016

    Hard to reconcile the juvenile nihilism of the character with his quest for vengeance being rooted in no longer looking really really really ridiculously good looking. Never surpasses the irreverent, ultra violent thrill of the opening action sequence, which itself is just an extension of Miller’s leaked test footage leading one to believe that the proverbial wad was shot just trying to convince someone to make this thing. Rare to see an actor’s persona so front and center in a…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014 17

    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014 2

    Oh good: I was worried this wouldn't have a scene where a large air ship crashes into a major, metropolitan city.