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  • Housesitters

    Housesitters

    ★★★

    Do-it-yourself micro-budget horror filmmakers have a license to be weird, but even by this standard, HOUSESITTERS is an odd duck. The plot—a pair of callow millennials (played by co-writers Jamie Jirak and Annie Watkins) take what looks to be a sweet housesitting gig only to find themselves pawns in a ritual enacted by an evil magician—looks standard enough. But I haven't mentioned the sitters' gay porn obsession, or the strains of weed named after Italian crime movies from the '70s,…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Think of the MCU as a season of TV with INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS 4 as the two-part finale, with all the plusses and minuses that entails. The good news is you get a lot of great fight scenes and set-pieces and a few questions from previous films answers.

    The bad news is, one of the jobs AVENGERS 4 is going to have is to reset most of the changes INFINITY WAR makes in a satisfying manner. Ultimately the heightened stakes are an illusion, because we know most of the consequences will be reversed. But it's fun while it lasts.

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★½

    This is pretty awful. It's like watching two hot people with no personalities who can't act pretend to have chemistry with each other, and every so often they have a parody of kinky sex with each other to relieve the monotony.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★

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