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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I wanted to like Ant-Man And The Wasp a lot more than I actually did, honest! It had some inspired moments that I genuinely enjoyed, really! But, alas, it seemed for every memorable moment or sequence in it, there followed a dry, low-energy stretch that dragged on for 15 minutes (at least), where the film completely just went through the motions, hitting standard, expected plot beats without leaving much of an impression, becoming mired in its own overly convoluted, over-populated…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom isn't quite (in the immortal words of Ian Malcolm) "a big pile of shit", it isn't far off from that either, as it's defined more by its plethora of missed opportunities than what little it gets right, and it just ends up being a rather lazy, unnecessary bit of schlock in the end. When it's not desperately squeezing in references to and recycling elements from previous films, such as a first half that's basically just…

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  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    One of the toughest tasks ever for a young director must be coming to a series that, was not only started by another filmmaker, but began with what is one of the most iconic genre movies ever, and having to make a sequel that not only expands on its story & mythology without turning into ridiculous fanfiction (*cough Alien: Resurrection cough*), but also taking the young series in an entirely new direction, to the point where it goes into a completely…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After nearly 20 films, over 14 billion dollars (and counting) in worldwide box office totals, and a full decade of existence, the "MCU" (or in full, the Marvel Cinematic Universe) certainly has very little to prove to anyone anymore (at least, not to any Disney shareholders); it's the highest-grossing film franchise in history by a magnitude of billions, the first (and still only) modern example of a consistently successful "cinematic universe" coming out of Hollywood, and with multiple, in-development projects…