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  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★★½

    Well, I finally got to see a gelatinous cube in a movie, so that was pretty cool.

    This is solid, neither living up to the legacy of Pixar's best movies nor sinking to the depths of their worst. I enjoyed it, and found the relationship between the two brothers easy to relate to. It just feels like it's missing something, though I can't quite put my foot on it.

  • The Mask of Zorro

    The Mask of Zorro

    ★★★★

    Patrick Willems is one hell of a good shill.

    But really, I've been meaning to watch this one for a while. It's considered one of the great underrated blockbusters of the 1990s by many, and I would have to agree. One can clearly see how it is influenced by 1989's Batman and Martin Campbell's own Goldeneye, but that's to the film's benefit. Turning Zorro into a legacy character is a smart move, as now the character is part of the…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★½

    The word "awesome" has really lost a lot of its intended purpose, since it literally means that a thing inspires awe in the person who beholds it. By that definition, there is simply nothing more awesome than Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a big budget summer crowdpleaser in the same vein as Independence Day and Pacific Rim. It's the kind of film where even the things that are technically wrong about it feel kind of right about it. The human…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

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

    Few movies have truly felt like massive events quite the way "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy managed. The series took previously "unfilmable" material and brought it to spectacular life. J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy story, once the domain of literary scholars and devout fanboys, was thrust into pop culture with a trilogy of movies that made their best effort to do justice to the material. The films redefined what could be a viable blockbuster and inspired a generation of future…