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  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    This movie is an absolute gem. It emphasizes the importance of music and family in so many touching moments. So many emotions are expressed within the expertly crafted animation of Pixar's latest masterpiece. The songs are memorable, the visuals are breathtaking, and the setting of the spirit realm on Dia de los Muertos is refreshing. The only thing I didn't like is that ugly dog.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★½

    There's a lot to like about Justice League. Ben Affleck's portrayal of Batman is just as good as Batman v. Superman; Superman's presence has impact; Wonder Woman's interactions with the other members, especially Bruce, is well written; Cyborg makes his feature film debut and is a force to be reckoned with (he's also pretty cool); Aquaman is so metal; and the Flash brings much needed levity to the DC Universe.

    The plot is based on the first story arc of…

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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…