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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★½

    I’ve seen enough Hong Kong action flicks since catching this the first time for the shine to have come off a little. It’s still plenty fun, but I know now just how high the bar can go for this type of lean, straightforward actioner. I dig Keanu, and he’s definitely disciplined through the film’s fight sequences, but he’s still too stiff and flat here for my liking — which is the kind of thing Jackie Chan especially shows up in…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★

    tiny brain
    grimblegrab, him trump, him like “build the wall MAGA”

    normal brain
    johnny depp vapes the holocaust & an a-bomb from a skull, lol

    expanding brain
    no less than two scenes of witches & wizards using pickup-artist spells to commit sex crimes, hmm pretty cool family movie ya got here

    galaxy brain
    jk rowling jamming a prophecy about yet another special magic orphan boy into her script: “its like poetry, it rhymes”

    universe brain
    the main heros name is nudes commander

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  • Cool World

    Cool World

    ★½

    Of all the offensively bad things about this film, the fact that they commissioned an original song from David Bowie to play over the end credits is perhaps the worst offense of all

    Not only that, but “Real Cool World” (😒) was his first new single in five years!!

    This film is so misbegotten, so ill-conceived, I almost have to recommend it. If you’re a weirdo like me you’ll watch most of the film with a grin, marveling at just…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    Pretty dang good time, even in spite of the familiar/tired “vengeance thy name is dude” trope. Oozes style & mood, mostly through the bombastic use of color & lighting throughout. Everything is heightened way beyond the real, which is where the movie definitely wants to be. 

    Caveats: I do wish Hell’s ATV Gang was really from Hell. That we might have spent more time with the cult & had a full movie with the same vibe as the first two-thirds. And that the…