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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2016

    In a summer of mediocrity, it's a real pleasure to see something that's unabashedly entertaining and optimistic. Even as a Star Trek rookie, it seems clear that this film is motivated by the spirit and idealism of the original series, rather than more cursory hat tips of the previous two (still very enjoyable) films. In doing so, we get a much broader look at the whole ensemble, instead of focusing just on the Kirk/Spock dynamic. Also Sofia Boutella's scene-stealing Jayla…

  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2016

    Not quite the instant classic that Nemo was, but achieves the honourable goals of representing disability as a strength and celebrating the biodiversity of nature, while landing similar emotional and comedic punches as the original, is more than enough justification for the sequel.

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  • Warcraft

    Warcraft 2016

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jun, 2016

    A very odd beast, but if you're willing to go with it there's quite a lot to like in there. Still, the fact that someone thought it was a good idea to spend $150 million on this will never cease to amaze me.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 May, 2016

    Just as good (maybe better) on third viewing.
    Also I am now 100% convinced that Rey is a Kenobi.