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Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

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  • Super Monsters Save Halloween

    Super Monsters Save Halloween

    ★½

    Bland, inoffensive Halloween cartoon for the kiddies. For the grown-ups, this has the added bonus of giving you the worst rendition of "Monster Mash" in the history of human society.

  • #TheLateBatsby

    #TheLateBatsby

    ★★★½

    2018 Superhero Rewatch Adjacent.

    This short kicks off the reboot of the DC Super Hero Girls line under Lauren Faust. It's a little sillier, the characters are a little older... it's okay. But honestly, I don't know why the redo was necessary.

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★½

    NO SPOILERS: This isn't exactly your father's Spider-Man. He's still funny, and he's still smart. He's agile and energetic, and Tom Holland is clearly having fun in the role. But this is part of the MCU, so his motivations have been tweaked accordingly. Unlike Spider-Man in the previous movies or the earlier days of the comics, this is a kid who grew up in a world where Iron Man and the Avengers exist, and his attitudes reflect that. But he…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    2018 Superhero Rewatch Adjacent.

    There will be no spoilers here. Honestly, so much happens in this movie that even if I WANTED to post spoilers, I wouldn't know where to start. But I will say that Infinity War gave me exactly what I wanted in ways that I never expected. It felt like a comic book crossover come to life, only better planned and executed than most of them. The film is fast, often funny, sometimes gut-wrenching, and if I didn't have an 8-month-old baby to find a sitter for, I would be going back to watch it three more times this weekend.