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  • It

    It

    ★★★½

    The original "It" is a miniseries (two 1.5 hr episodes, which has since been edited together to be released as a single feature for home video). It was originally aired on ABC so there are no profanities or too many grotesque sequences. This film has the freedom to make use of that R rating and it does it to excess.

    It is weird to see the kid from Stranger Things (Finn Wolfhard) dropping f-bombs and uttering out sexual jokes. With…

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    ★★½

    Ryan Reynold and Samuel L. Jackson portray characters that feature stereotypes of their past roles, so if you are looking for one or both of these actors to act like they normally do, this is a good movie for you.

    Inconsistent cinematography plagues this from beginning to end. There are moments where the color has a washed out look to it. Imagine lights from a window coming in and smearing everything else on screen. This is particularly noticeable when the…

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    -Fun action scenes, pretty exciting to see the war take to the beach like many World War II films of old.
    -Really neat to see a closer look at the Rebels. We have the more organized Rebellion with Mon Mothma and Senator Organa present. We also have the extremists who also oppose the Empire, but go about their opposition in a much more violent way.
    -Lots of nods to the original trilogy, which is to be expected. A little too…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    This is a tale of two films for me. Nothing beats the opening scene, which gives us the mythology that was so present in 2012's Prometheus. It beautifully captures in depth thoughts about where we come from while also foreshadowing the capabilities of our antagonist through a power struggle of creator and creation. The beginning of the story that involves the Covenant's crew is also very effective in that it leans on the science aspect of science fiction. The technology…